The Wimdu Scholarship Programme

Scholarship details

The Wimdu Scholarship programme recognizes the skills it takes to create a successful marketing campaign in a fast-moving, international economy. A bi-annual scholarship of $2000 will be provided in the months of September and February with the purpose of aiding two promising students who are interested in pursuing a career in marketing and business related fields. Following its launch in 2011 Wimdu GmbH has played an important contribution to the travel industry through innovative strategies and successful marketing campaigns. Wimdu consists of a growing international team of professionals and focuses on harnessing a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit across the company.

Arne Bleckwenn, Wimdu GmbH CEO: "Wimdu consistently plays a key role in shaping the future of the travel industry. The Scholarship programme is designed to encourage Marketing and Business Management students bridge the gap between their university studies and graduate employment".

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

Who is eligible

Applicants must be approaching their final year of study of a Marketing, Business Administration or Communications degree. Applications should be made from an associated* college/university email account with proof provided from the college/university that confirms the applicant meets the set criteria. The scholarship award is open to all nationalities, provided they are enrolled at a US-based college or university.

How to apply

Applications must consist of a 1500-2000 word synopsis outlining a Marketing campaign targeted at increasing the awareness of the Wimdu brand across the US. Alternatively, the entry may be submitted in presentation or video form. Applications will be judged on creativity and how compelling the campaign is. Applications for the next academic year will open at 9am on February 1, 2014 and close on

Rules and Guidelines

  • Applications will be checked for any signs of duplication - all essays submitted should be written by the applicant themselves and be free from plagiarism.
  • Applicants must be able to prove they are due to start their final year on a Marketing, Business Administration or Communications focused course in September
  • Applications must be submitted from a college/university email accounts and include the following:
    • 1500-2000 word essay
    • Proof of student status for 2013-14 academic year.
    • Proof of enrolment onto final year of a Marketing/Communications/Business course.

Please contact [email protected] for any further information about application requirements and the Wimdu scholarship. [email protected]

* Please note that unfortunately Wimdu can only accept applications from students whose universities have endorsed the Wimdu Scholarship.

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About Wimdu

Wimdu is a Berlin-based European accommodation provider. We bring together travellers and hosts from across the globe and currently have more than 300,000 properties in over 100 countries worldwide. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Hinrich Dreiling and Arne Bleckwenn in 2011, Wimdu has experienced dynamic growth and is now considered a forerunner in the marketplace for private apartment rentals. From Brooklyn brownstones in New York, a chic apartment in Paris, a short-term base in Rome or vacation rental in Florence; Wimdu has a plethora of properties in Europe’s capital cities and major vacation destinations.