Sports Scholarship holder of the Year 2020

Top performances in sports and studies


Since 2012, the Deutsche Bank Sport Scholarship has been given to young talents who embark on a dual career in sports and university studies. The Deutsche Bank scholarship currently enables around 300 athletes to do their best in both disciplines. Among them are numerous World and European Junior Champions, as well as medal winners at the World Championships, European Championships, Olympic Games, and Paralympics.

Every year, the “Sports Scholarship Holder of the Year" is awarded. Besides the winner in 2020, Annabel Breuer, the following candidates vied for the prize:

  • Leonie Beck won the bronze medal in swimming at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea and earned a bachelor’s degree in media communication in 2019.   
  • Cécile Pieper won silver with the German Field Hockey National Team at the 2019 European Championships and has a master’s degree in psychology.
  • Jonathan Rommelmann won gold at the 2019 European World Rowing Championships and bronze at the 2019 European Rowing Championships. He has a degree in Human Medicine.
  • Julius Thole won the silver medal at the 2019 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg. He is currently studying law in Hamburg.

Sports Scholarship holder 2020:
Annabel Breuer


Annabel won bronze with the German Wheelchair Basketball women’s national team at the 2019 European Championships, thus qualifying for the Paralympics in Tokyo. Annabel, who has been a paraplegic since a car accident when she was in preschool, started her career in wheelchair fencing. The German Sports Foundation named Anabel its “Junior Sportsman of the Year” for 2009 in Disability Sports. In 2019, she completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Justus Liebig University in Giessen with an experimental study, and, with a grade of 1.5, or “very good,” secured admission to the university’s master’s program in that field.

Deutsche Bank Sports Scholarship Deutsche Bank Sports Scholarship

The scholarship is a cornerstone of the partnership with Deutsche Sporthilfe. With the Deutsche Bank Sports-Scholarship the bank exclusively supports up to 300 collegiate athletes each year.

Deutsche Bank and CHIO Aachen

Since 1955, as a partner of CHIO Aachen, Deutsche Bank has awarded the world-renowned Deutsche Bank Prize.

Deutsche Bank Equestrian Sport Academy Deutsche Bank Equestrian Sport Academy

The initiative promotes young exceptional dressage talents with targeted training measures. Participants have access to selected international tournaments and receive individual coaching.

Deutsche Bank Park

Since July 2020, the area around the Eintracht Frankfurt stadium has been called Deutsche Bank Park. With this exclusive engagement, we are building a bridge between competitive and mass sports.

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