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Scholarships

German Program Scholarships and Awards (2021-22)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 21, 2022, 1 p.m. Applications should be sent as email attachments to Professor Jula Kleinheider, Ph.D. at jdkleinheider@uh.edu.

Students applying for the Texas German Endowment Scholarship, the German Studies Excellence Award and/or the Rodney Koenig Award only need to complete one application. We will automatically consider them for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

RODNEY KOENIG AWARD

  • One scholarship award of $800 recognizing outstanding performance in a German language, literature or culture class 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in at least one German language, culture, film or literature class during the 2021-22 academic year. Students at all levels of language learning are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to students who have declared a major in the German concentration of the World Cultures and Literatures B.A. or have declared a minor in German or German Area Studies.
  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum GPA in German of 3.0

APPLICATION: Completed application form, one-page essay in English (see application form for topic) and a copy of your current unofficial transcript

SELECTION PROCESS: A faculty committee reviews all applications and will select recipient based on academic merit.

TEXAS GERMAN ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • One or two scholarships ranging from $250-$500

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in at least one upper division (3000-4000 level) German language, culture, film or literature class during the 2021-22 academic year
  • Preference will be given to students who have declared a major in the German concentration of the World Cultures and Literatures B.A. or have declared a minor in German or in German Area Studies
  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum GPA in German of 3.0

APPLICATION: Completed application form, one-page essay in English (see application form for topic) and a copy of your current unofficial transcript

SELECTION PROCESS: A faculty committee reviews all applications and will select recipient(s) based on academic merit.

GERMAN STUDIES EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • One $100 award will be given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of German language, literature or culture.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Enrollment in at least one German language, culture, film or literature class during the 2021-22 academic year. Students at all levels of language learning are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to students who have declared a major in the German concentration of the World Cultures and Literatures B.A. or have declared a minor in German or in German Area Studies.
  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum GPA in German of 3.0

APPLICATION: Completed application form, one-page essay in English (see application form for topic) and a copy of your current unofficial transcript

SELECTION PROCESS: A faculty committee reviews all applications and will select recipient based on academic merit. 

MAX FREUND AWARD

  • This award of $100 recognizes outstanding academic performance in lower or upper division German language classes. Candidates are nominated by German faculty.

SELECTION PROCESS: A faculty committee reviews all nominations and will select recipient based on academic merit.