Emil Wiedemann from the Hardenberg Gymnasium (secondary school a bit like a British grammar school) in Fürth is one of the seven school-leavers in Bavaria chosen to live free of charge in the Maximilianeum building in Munich while they study at university there. (Article from the Fürther Nachrichten in German).
His father is a Protestant clergyman and his mother an interpreter for German and English; he doesnt think he inherited his brains from them, according to the paper (!). Three other Franconians, from Erlangen, Nuremberg and Bamberg, have also been chosen. They are among the 400 students who attained a mark of 1.0 in the Abitur, the university-entrance exam. They also passed another test and were tested orally. Emil was asked inter alia about texts by Wolfdietrich Schnurre, the Ottoman empire, and Turkeys application to join the EU. Applicants have to show social competence (perhaps not their ability to eat Leberkäse, a Bavarian speciality they ate after the test, and they have to have perfect manners and be Christians (which excludes quite a number of present students in Bavaria but the Stiftung Maximilianeum foundation was created by King Maximilian II in 1852 to help all students without regard to their financial means, and quite possibly the students were required to be Christians).
At the Maximilianeum, the students each have a room, use of a library, a music room with two grand pianos, a computer room and a basement room for parties (German Partykeller German houses usually have large basements.
Here are pictures of the present scholarship holders.
Famous earlier scholarship holders are Werner Heisenberg, Franz Josef Strauß and Carl Amery.