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German students seeking support for study abroad are encouraged to consult with the Programs Abroad Office in the Center for International Education concerning possible funding opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities for international study are available through the CIE Website.

Scholarships Availability of The German Program

The German Program in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures has a long history and rich tradition. The generosity of former colleagues and alumni enables us to offer several scholarships to outstanding students of German every year.

The following scholarships in German are available through the department:

    About seven scholarships per year are awarded in the name of John Kind, who was a faculty member in the department, and his wife Elsbeth Kind. In order to qualify, a student must be an undergraduate and pursue either a major or minor in German. A minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours of courses in German language and literature or Germanic linguistics numbered above 300. A student need not have declared a German minor beforehand. A declaration to the department that the student intends to minor is sufficient. The principal criterion for the award is academic excellence, first in German and then in other disciplines. The award is for the following academic year, and to qualify, one must be at UT in the fall as an undergraduate or participating in a UT direct exchange program.
    There is usually one award given each year in the name of Gerti Wunderlich, a former secretary in our department. This award has been given primarily to students who have demonstrated great interest in German in advanced courses. It has traditionally been awarded to help defray the costs of a stay in Germany -- either for several weeks in the summer or for a longer period of time. The general purpose of the award is to help a deserving undergraduate or graduate student, and although good grades are desirable, they are not the most important criterion. Both graduates and undergraduates are eligible.
    The Maria Harris Fund was established in honor of Maria Harris, a long-time instructor in the department. The aid is directed exclusively at students who expect to travel to Germany for the summer or for a longer period of time, and the funds can only be used to defray travel expenses. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Good academic performance and demonstrated interest in Germany and German culture are the principal criteria for selection.
    The John C. Osborne Memorial Fellowship is open to graduate students or advanced under-graduate students to support their studies in German. This fellowship was endowed in memory of Prof. John C. Osborne who helped found the Ph.D. Program in German in the late sixties and whose decades of effort helped build a superb library collection for advanced studies in German.
    The late Reinhold Nordsieck (former University of Tennessee professor and department head) and his wife, Katherine, established an endowment benefiting students studying German language, literature, civilization and philology. The gift will be used for financial assistance to UT students in the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (MFLL) department or studying abroad. The scholarship will be available to students for the first time in the fall of 2008, and recipients will be chosen by a committee in the MFLL department.

Information regarding the application process for these scholarships will be available in late February.

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