week, something fun is happening at the German Society of Pennsylvania.
Lectures, Panel Discussions,
German soccer broadcasts,
fill our home on Spring
Garden Street in Philadelphia.
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
German major at one of the colleges or universities
listed below (double majors are also eligible)
March 7 Applications due
March 18 Notification of Finalists
April 2 Interviews of
Finalists at the German Society
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
Transcript from the most recent semester/year of
school (College freshmen should submit both high school and college
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
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
on March 7, 2016.Transcripts and reference letters must be
either FAXed or postmarked by the same date.Incomplete applications will
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
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
Franklin & Marshall College
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Rutgers at Camden
St. Joseph's University
University of Delaware
University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please
call our office at 215-627-2332.