Thursday, August 21, 2008

Scholarship to Study German in Germany this Summer!

Once again, students can apply for the Hundred Fold Stipend to study in Germany next summer. Here is the announcement and the requirements for the application:

The Hundredfold Stipend
For Study Abroad
As a Contribution to World Peace

One UAH student will receive tuition and living expenses (not to exceed $1500 and not to include transatlantic travel) for individualized study at the Institute for Intercultural Communication in Düsseldorf, Germany ( The winning candidate may be a major in any field in any college at UAH. The recipient should have completed FL102-G prior to arrival in Düsseldorf.

Candidates for the award should submit the following to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts by December 2: a personal statement explaining your long-term goals and how this summer program fits into that long-range plan (two pages maximum); letters of recommendation from two UAH faculty members, of whom one should be in Foreign Languages. If you have some personal project on which you would like the feedback of a specialist, if one can be located who wishes to make time for you, describe the project (one page maximum). If we cannot locate a specialist in your preferred field, we will ask you for a second or third preference, if you win the award. No such special project is necessary at all, and, in any case, is simply for general enrichment in your field. Your Düsseldorf experience may not be construed as part of accredited coursework in any field other than German.

With the research project option, students can consult with an expert in virtually any field. Often, interviews in English can be arranged. These two or three one-hour consultation sessions, combined with the intensive language study in German, can provide you with a variety of opportunities to explore cross-cultural aspects of your chosen field of study.

In addition to having a generally strong record, the winning candidate will be the one who seems most likely to help make the world a safer and healthier place. The recipient of the Hundredfold Stipend should submit a short description and evaluation of the experience within a month of its completion.

The stipend is open to students of any, or of no particular, faith. It is based on a parable in Matthew 13:8: Some seed fell on good soil where it bore fruit a hundredfold.