Federation of German-American Clubs ScholarshipsEach year, our German department is awarded one scholarship by the Federation of German-American Clubs for study at a German university – and that means a student like you could spend a year studying overseas. Qualifications for this one-year scholarship include work towards the German major, good overall scholarship, excellent command of the German language and unmarried status. Returning scholarship recipients agree to spend their senior year living in the German House.
The Federation program began many years ago when two American students were invited to study for one year at a German university. Today, the program is a true exchange program, with more than 25 Germans and 25 Americans participating.
Concordia College is one of more than two-dozen American colleges and universities invited to participate in the program. Participating German universities are located in Augsburg, Bamberg, Berlin, Bonn, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Duisberg, Erlangen, Giessen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Mainz, München, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Würzburg and Wuppertal.
A Federation scholarship has a value of € 5000 (slightly more than $5,000) paid to the recipient in 10 monthly installments from October through July. The scholarship does not include transportation costs, either to or from Germany, or within Germany; however, an application for a Fulbright Travel Grant is available. Though tuition is free at German universities, students are expected to pay registration fees ($40/semester) with scholarship funds. Scholarship money must also be used for room, board, books and other living expenses. Based on past experience, the scholarship has been sufficient to cover these expenses.
Because students take a leave of absence to be on this program, grades are transferred in as S or U (though the latter has never been used). Arrangements can be made for letter grades by applying scholarship money toward Concordia tuition.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Jonathan Clark