Awards, Honors, Scholarships, Financial Aid
The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures values the academic and co-curricular achievements of its outstanding undergraduate students. Recipients of the following awards are honored each year at our Awards Ceremony.
Three undergraduates received the first Professional Development Awards. Two used the award to support their studies in spring 2014 at the University of Regensburg: Sara Sofia Anderson, a German Studies and Global & International Studies major, and Ryan Jackowski also a German Studies major. John McGuire, a German Studies and International Business major, took advanced coursework in German that summer at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Honors Thesis
Scholarships: KU and external sources
Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to apply for departmental funding (Professional Development Awards). Qualified students who want to study, teach, or conduct research abroad are also encouraged to apply for prestigious external scholarships:
Fulbright Study/Research Awards (including awards in the fields of business, journalism, sciences, and public health)
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. "An English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for U.S. culture."
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Undergraduate Scholarship, Study Scholarship, RISE: Research Internship in Science and Engineering, University Summer Course Grant, internXchange (11-week summer program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students), Study and Internship Program (SIP), etc.
Deutscher Bundestag International Parliamentary Scholarship. For students with a strong interest in politics who want the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government.
Please contact Prof. Lorie A. Vanchena, firstname.lastname@example.org, Undergraduate Advisor, for further information.
Students interested in applying for financial aid in general should consult the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.