Monica Steegmann Scholarship


Ms. Nargis Khakin Taniwal (left) met her scholarship donor Ms. Monica Steegmann during a scholarship holder meeting in Berlin.

The musicologist Monica Steegmann has been an avid supporter of all artistic areas for years, but in particular of “serious music”, the sciences and journalism. She has also worked to promote the dignity, right of self-determination and social equality of women.

After watching an emotionally touching report about Afghanistan on television, Ms. Steegmann decided to make a donation to the DAAD-Stiftung to help Afghan master’s students complete their studies. She feels it is important to make a long-term impact and assume responsibility, and therefore, is committed to supporting efforts to rebuild Afghanistan’s academic infrastructure. Her hope is to offer students the chance to look back on positive experiences and regain trust in people and processes.