The Friedrich Ebert Foundation is a non-profit German political foundation with some association to the Social Democratic Party of Germany. It is committed to the advancement of public policy issues and social democracy through education, research and international cooperation. It was established in 1925 and named after Friedrich Ebert, Germany’s first democratically elected President. The Foundation’s initial aims were to work against discrimination of workers in education. After being banned by the Nazis in 1933, the Foundation was reinstituted in 1946, later restructuring itself as an independent, charitable organisation. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Academic Foundation is just one of their many initiatives. It works as one of eleven organisations to promote young talent in Germany. Scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding academic and political achievements. In addition to the scholarship, grantees also receive opportunities and support to nurture their talents. Today, The Friedrich Ebert Foundation has six adult education centres and 13 regional offices throughout Germany. It also maintains branch offices in over 90 countries and carries out activities in more than 100.