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Arati Sharangpani Memorial Award
The Arati Sharangpani Memorial Award provides scholarships to undergraduates each year. The award is for German majors who wish to participate in the study abroad program in Tübingen during the winter term.
Arati became a student at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 1993, where she pursued a double major in German and Organizational Studies. On January 9, 1997, Arati was offered a job in marketing with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. She perished in a plane crash returning from Ohio that same day. Arati's star shone too briefly, but the light it cast will continue to burn in the hearts and minds of those who knew her. In dedicating this award to her memory, it is hoped that Arati's life will serve to inspire others who will never have known her to act now to make a difference.
Students must be German majors and plan to study in Tübingen during the winter term. Students are expected to complete a Baden-Württemberg scholarship application through CGIS. Those who receive the Baden-Württemberg scholarship are excluded from receiving the Sharangpani Memorial award. Students who receive the Sharangpani award will receive half of the award in January and the remaining half will be awarded after a thank you letter has been written to Mr. and Mrs. Sharangpani upon arrival in Tübingen.
Students are expected to complete a Baden-Württemberg scholarship application through CGIS by mid-November. In 2014, all students studying in Tübingen will receive financial assistance either through the Sharangpani Memorial award or the Baden-Württemberg scholarship. Students should work closely with the German Department’s Undergraduate Advisors, Kalli Federhofer and Andrew Mills.
After decisions about the Baden-Württemberg scholarship have been announced, the Sharangpani Memorial award decisions will be made. We anticipate these decisions to be made by mid-December.
Arati Sharangpani was born in Baroda, India on March 3, 1975. Her name, which means "offering to God," befitted the happy baby girl who was a gift to those around her. When Arati was two years old, her family moved to Holland, Michigan, where she was raised. The middle sister of three, Arati was the most outgoing and was involved in many activities - from school band and tennis to local community theater. She spent her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Germany. The idealistic young woman who returned was awed and excited about how much larger her world had become, and she was full of ideas about how to "make it a better place."
Arati became a student at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 1993, where she pursued a double major in German and Organizational Studies. She also led a full and varied campus life beyond academics. She was a respected member of the Indian American Student Association, of which she was vice president in 1995 and 1996. In Mary Markley Hall, she served as an outstanding Resident Advisor for two years, as well as being a facilitator for the 21st Century Program. While being active at the University, Arati still found time to volunteer for local community organizations.
On January 9, 1997, Arati was offered a job in marketing with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. She perished in a plane crash returning from Ohio that same day. The "Arati Sharangpani Lounge" in Markley Hall was dedicated on March 15, 1998 in honor of her memory and her service to the University community.
Arati's star shone too briefly, but the light it cast will continue to burn in the hearts and minds of those who knew her. In dedicating this award to her memory, it is hoped that Arati's life will serve to inspire others who will never have known her to act now to make a difference.
|2014||Curtis Hill, Alexander Porzondek|
|2012||Sandy Herman, James Craven, Tucker George Gaegauf|
|2011||Adam Powers, Hannah Stocker, Nicholas (Chip) Switzer, Emma Zinn|
|2010||Lauren Furey, Cole Miller|
|2009||Devin Harte, Teresa Kilmer, Neil Matouka, Andrew Rinek|
|2008||Tabitha Berry, Jessica Holler, Shane Redman, Nelly Schwartz|
|2007||Jaimie Cavanaugh, Jennifer David, Scott DeOrio|
|2006||Stephanie Becker, Robert Karshner, Rebecca Patterson|
|2005||Lindsay Kariniemi, Caitlin Light, Timothy Riffe|
|2004||Carrie Fritz, Eric Ludwig, Lee Riddle|
|2003||Meredith Danowski, Melissa Morrow, Emily Renz|
|2002||Sonali Rajan, Daniel Schmidt, Shaun Williams|
|2001||Natalie Ammon, Clarissa Howe|
|2000||Andrew P. Kasten|
|1998||David M. Schmitter
Valentine C. Hubbs Memorial Scholarship
Valentine C. Hubbs (1925-1985)
The Department is pleased to be able to offer one or more scholarships for students participating in Michigan's Junior Year Abroad the the University of Freiburg. These scholarships are funded by an endowment created by his colleagues, family, alums and other friends in honor of Valentine C. Hubbs, who directed the Freiburg Program, and felt great affection for both the institution and the students who went abroad with him.
The University's memorial of Professor Hubbs is reproduced below. We invite colleagues, alums, and friends to contribute their recollections of him for this website.
The University's Memorial to Valentine C. Hubbs
"On Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1985, just two weeks before his sixtieth birthday, our esteemed colleague Charles Hubbs died in Ann Arbor after suffering a stroke. His colleagues and students in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures were stunned by the suddenness of his departure in the prime of life, carrying on to the last the multiple activities of a dedicated teacher, researcher and scholar, devoted husband, and avid sportsman.
Charles Hubbs graduated from Hofstra College in 1950 and completed his Ph.D. at New York University in 1959. In the same year he was appointed Instructor in our department, rising to the rank of Professor in 1971. He served as Chairman of the department from 1970 to 1976, as well as on numerous committees throughout the College. His name is perhaps most closely tied to the University's Junior Year in Freiburg with which he has been associated uninterruptedly since 1966, and many hundreds of our alumni remember his helpful advice and his warm, gentle humor.
As a scholar and teacher, Charles represented the important era of German Romanticism, and numerous articles and editions bear witness to his life-long interest in that literary period. Another area of research that fascinated him was the history of Hessian troops in America, culminating in his book Hessian Journals, published in 1981, recently translated into Japanese. As editor of the journal Michigan Germanic Studies, he was admired for this painstaking attention to style as well as the collegial way in which he took on additional burdens voluntarily, such as the co-chairmanship of the Martin Luther Quincentennial Conference in 1983, the proceedings of which have since been published. At the time of his death, he was working on a new volume on the German dramatist Heinrich von Kleist.
Charles Hubbs will be remembered as a gentle and devoted family man, a scholar of international standing, an efficient administrator, and popular teacher. He will be missed by his colleagues and his students."
|2010||Cassandra Basler, Julie Harning, Anita Sidler, Allyson Stieber, Benjamin Throesch, Katie Wood|
|2009||Brian Alkire, Carl Burhop, Joseph Feldpausch, Paul Kaser, Alyson Schramm, Claire Sloma,|
|2007||Gregory Green, Gabriel Pompilius|
|2002||Brandee Brewer, Jonathan Lim,|
|2001||Adam Bowser, Brent A. Carlson, Anne De Filippis, Aaron Fales, Nicole Ladopoulos, Maria Pobre, Rita Schiesser, Kristin E. Wolf, Cora Yeung|
|1997||Christopher J. Roetlin|
|1995||Joel N. Custer, Lael Easton, Ann M. Jarvis, Michael N. Leonard, Nerissa Marbury, Daniel Nolan, Sara Poggi, Shantha Rau, Michael N. Leonard, Jennifer S. Rissi, Lynette Roth, Erika A. Schimik, Joshua Wyss|
|1993||Sarah Wiedyk, George T. Young|
|1991||Christie L. Havlik, Kristen J. Karolle, Kevin E. Schnell|
|1990||Desiree Baron, Richard W. Chamberlin, Tom A. Ebels, Linda K. Fischer, Brad E. Jensen, Stephen J. Tonks|