Boris and Axel Fund helps students with innovative projects
The fund supports projects on sustainability, sports and inclusiveness.
There is a new fund for TU/e students that supports their innovative projects around sustainability, sports, and inclusivity. It bears the name of the two students who died in a skiing accident in February 2022: Boris and Axel.
The first deposit for the fund was made by the parents. The TU/e doubled this amount. The fund officially opened on Feb. 8, 2023. During a modest gathering two days before, Boris' and Axel's parents signed the agreements. They described the fund as a tribute to their sons. In their words: "We are happy that through this fund we can let Boris' and Axel's thoughts and optimism live on. They were two connecting boys who were positive in life and loved to share that optimism with others."
An annual amount of up to 10,000 euro is available. A committee including family members of Boris and Axel, among others, evaluates the applications. More information about the fund can be found on the website: www.tue.nl/borisandaxelfund
Robert-Jan Smits, president of the TU/e Executive Board: "We are extremely grateful to the parents. It shows great strength that they were able to shape such a valuable initiative out of their enormous loss."
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