Says Mira Maier, founder of MyStipendium.de:
One in five foundations does not receive suitable applications, thus they don’t know where to put their money.
Another fun fact: 92 % of all applications go to only 0.8 % of all foundations.
Maier’s algorithm asks for up to 34 different parameters and then suggests around 15 scholarships that should really match your profile. At the moment they still have around 20 % errors, but they say they are working on it.
Some of the over 1200 scholarships Maier has in her data base are highly targeted (»people from Lübeck who recently moved to Berlin« for instance), but if you are looking for a scholarship in Germany, Maier’s website www.mystipendium.de might be well worth a look.