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Please read the information below very carefully before applying.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We would like to announce the opening of the application process of the German Society's Scholarship Program for the 2016-17 academic year.

Deadline for submission: March 7, 2016 at 5:00pm

The scholarship award is intended to provide financial assistance to selected undergraduate students majoring in German language and literature.  Awards are based primarily on the student's achievement and promise, although financial need may also be considered.  The average awards in recent years have been about $3,000, with the dollar amount and number of recipients varying from year to year.  The awards may be applied only to tuition, are paid in two installments at the beginnings of the fall and spring semesters, and are transmitted directly to the recipient's college or university upon certification of enrollment by that institution.

Students are expected to enroll in at least one German course during each semester for which they receive support.  

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
     Resident of the Greater Delaware Valley (see list of counties below)
     Senior in high school intending to major in German ar college, or
     German major at one of the colleges or universities listed below (double majors are also eligible) 

     March 7      Applications due at the German Society
     March 18    Notification of Finalists
     April 2         Interviews of Finalists at the German Society
     April 6         Notification of Recipients
     April 23       Announcement of the Scholarship Recipients at the AATG Awards Program

The required application materials include:
     Completed application form (see download below)
     German writing sample, up to one typewritten page in length
     Transcript from the most recent semester/year of school (College freshmen should submit both high school and college transcripts)
     Two letters of reference (preferably on school letterhead stationery if from a teacher)

The application and essay are to be submitted electronically as file attachments by the student to the German Society. Transcripts and reference letters should be mailed or FAXed directly to the German Society, by the school or the writer of the letter (address below). 
At least one reference letter MUST be from a recent German teacher of the applicant.  

The letters should be addressed to the Scholarship Committee, and may be submitted either electronically or by mail.

If you are a previous award recipient, you must re-apply for the scholarship.  It does not automatically renew from year to year.

The application and essay must be received by 5:00p.m. on March 7, 2016.  Transcripts and reference letters must be either FAXed or postmarked by the same date.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please direct further questions to the German Society.  We thank you for your interest in and commitment to the German language and culture and wish you the best for your school year.

The Scholarship Awards Committee
German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
Tel.: 215-627-2332  
FAX: 215-627-5297

High School Seniors must be a resident of one of the following counties:
Pennsylvania - Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery County, or the City of Philadelphia
     New Jersey - Hunterdon, Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, or Salem County
     Delaware - New Castle County

Current College Students must be a resident of the above counties and enrolled at one of the following colleges and universities
     Bryn Mawr College
     Elizabethtown College
     Franklin & Marshall College
     Haverford College
     Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
     Lafayette College
     LaSalle University
     Lehigh University
     Millersville University of Pennsylvania
     Moravian College
     Muhlenberg College
     Penn State Lehigh Valley
     Rutgers at Camden
     St. Joseph's University
     Swarthmore College
     Temple University
     University of Delaware
     University of Pennsylvania
     Ursinus College
     West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Download the Scholarship Application:

PDF Version

It is your responsibility to make sure your materials are received by the German Society.  Therefore, we suggest you submit your entire application, and then call the Society before March 10th to make sure everything has arrived.

All of your electronic submissions should be sent to info@germansociety.org.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 215-627-2332.  


German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
(P) 215-627-2332
(F) 215-627-5297