Can I sponsor a scholarship for a specific person?

No. The Deutschlandstipendium programme is primarily a performance-orientated scholarship, and therefore ranking lists are created for the awards, which are mainly based on the Abitur (A-level equivalent) or Bachelor’s degree grade achieved. The scholarships available are then awarded in accordance with the order of the candidates in the ranking. Personal relationships may not play a role in this - quite apart from the fact that this would be a legal grey area.