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Language Study Scholarships & Awards

Sturm Fellowship Award

Description 

Sturm Fellowships are available to University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students who are traveling to a German-speaking country for an overseas experience. Experiences could include working at an internship in a Germany-speaking country or studying language at a Goethe-Institut.

University of Michigan students who do an internship in a German-speaking country will receive between a $100-$1,000 fellowship for their internship experience. More money will be awarded to students who have unpaid internships and to those students who are majors and minors in the German Department. Funds will be awarded to students who can demonstrate academic excellence and genuine financial need.

Deadline

Monday, March 28, 2016

Application Submission

Please apply via following form.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer White at jenpatri@umich.edu.

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen, as well as our undergraduate advisor, Kalli Federhofer.

Donor Information

For one month of courting and 40-plus years of matrimony, DeVere and Zita Sturm have loved one another and Germany, the country that brought them together. Now, their German roots, DeVere’s time at the University, and the fact that three of their four children studied German at the U-M have inspired the Sturms to help students visit the country that united them. The Sturm Family Endowment supports undergraduates in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures traveling to Germany for opportunities to work and study abroad. After seeing the effect that traveling abroad had on their own children, it was clear to them that their endowment should provide the opportunity to students to travel or study in Germany, thus uniting the Sturms’ German heritage with their interest in the University of Michigan.

Sturm Fellowship Award

::Description::

Sturm Fellowships are available to University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students who are traveling to a German-speaking country for an overseas experience. Experiences could include working at an internship in a German-speaking country or studying language at a Goethe-Institut.

University of Michigan German students who study the German language at a Goethe-Institut will receive between a $250-$1,000 fellowship. Award amounts depend on length of program and affiliation to the German Department.

::Eligibility Criteria:: 

Students must be German majors or minors, be in good academic standing (and not academic probation), and plan to study the German language overseas. Students studying at the Goethe-Institut must submit their registration form through the German Department’s Undergraduate Advisors, Kalli Federhofer or Andrew Mills. If awarded a Sturm Fellowship, students must complete certain health and safety requirements (including purchasing HTH Travel Abroad Health Insurance and numerous compliance forms) through MCompass by mid-April. 

::Deadline:: 

Monday, March 28, 2016

::Application Submission:: 

The application for funding to study the German language at a Goethe-Institut must be submitted through the German Department’s Undergraduate Advisors, Kalli Federhofer, kallimz@umich.edu, or Andrew Mills, ajmills@umich.edu. Please contact either advisor for the application link.

::Review Process:: 

Funding awards will be considered by our undergraduate advisors. Award notifications will arrive via email no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.

::Donor Information::  

For one month of courting and 40-plus years of matrimony, DeVere and Zita Sturm have loved one another and Germany, the country that brought them together. Now, their German roots, DeVere’s time at the University, and the fact that three of their four children studied German at U-M have inspired the Sturms to help students visit the country that united them. The Sturm Family Endowment supports undergraduates in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures traveling to Germany for opportunities to work and study abroad. After seeing the effect that traveling abroad had on their own children, it was clear to them that their endowment should provide the opportunity to students to travel or study in Germany, thus uniting the Sturms’ German heritage with their interest in the University of Michigan.