Reinhardt Abraham Scholarships

Any new technological development raises new questions about the future of flying. This is why we aim to prepare the young generation for challenges of tomorrow.

Fostering the education of young scientists

The Reinhardt Abraham Scholarships were set up in 1996 at the instigation of the Boeing Company and Lufthansa.
The scheme offers training and exchange programs to supplement the courses of dedicated students at Berlin University of Technology and the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. This means: Young scientists can deepen their knowledge of production and development in a trainee program at Boeing. Or they have the opportunity to spend six months on an exchange studying and researching at their partner university.

Supporting the up-and-coming generation
This program is available to students majoring in civil aviation at Berlin University of Technology On top of this, the Reinhardt Abraham Scholarships also support the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Centre) in fostering the education and training of young scientists by awarding the annual Reinhardt Abraham Lufthansa Foundation Prize.

Reinhardt Abraham StudienförderungAbout Reinhardt Abraham
Born in Silesia in 1929, Reinhardt Abraham played a key part in forming many aspects of Lufthansa. Abraham studied aeronautics, physics and business engineering at Berlin University of Technology where in later years he also lectured himself.

He began his career at Lufthansa in 1956. Abraham became CTO in 1972 and Deputy Board Chairman of Lufthansa in 1982. During the course of his successful career, Abraham gained a reputation as an outstanding civil-aviation expert well beyond the bounds of Lufthansa and Germany. Between retiring from the Board in 1989 and passing away in 1995, he took on numerous honorary posts. The purchase of the Junkers Ju 52/3m and, associated with this, the creation of the Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung are due to his dedication and commitment. The Ju 52 was christened Berlin-Tempelhof and later given his signature.

You will find detailed information on the Reinhardt Abraham Scholarships in our newsletter published in English.
Students from Berlin University of Technology are requested to contact:
Technische Universität Berlin
Akad. Auslandsamt
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 314-71464
Fax: +49 30 314-24067


Reinhardt Abraham's signature was added in his memory as the "father" of Ju 52 D-AQUI and the Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung