More than 300 years ago the scholar Johann Gottfried Gregorii, called Melissantes, said: "Everybody should explore his own inclination, suitability and efficiency, compare them with the professions in order to find the suitable one among them. A concept that is still highly topical today. The IfT Institute for Talent Development annually sponsors the Melissantum School Award which honors exemplary new and proven career orientation concepts in schools. The Board of Trustees for School-Business Policy decides on the awarding of the prize.

Once a year, all schools that implement an outstanding concept for career and study orientation have a chance of winning the prize. The theme of the 2020 call for entries focuses on Sustainability in the vocational and study orientation of students. The Board of Trustees will determine the winners in September/October. The award will then be presented.

Please find the application forms on the right site. The closing date for applications is 31th of July 2020. We look forward to receiving your application.








The employers' association Flensburg-Schleswig-Eckernförde e. V. and the IfT Institute for Talent Development are also awarding a regional school prize, which is awarded every two years. In 2021, schools in the very north of Germany will again receive awards for exemplary vocational orientation.