The German program offers several scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in German. Funding varies from year to year.

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For Current UA Students

Barbara Fischer Scholarship for Study in Germany or Austria

Awarded annually to German majors to participate in one of our study abroad programs in Germany (scholarship amount up to $1000). Applicants should be on the 300- level of German and must have declared German as their major.

Barbara Fischer Scholarship for German Undergraduate Major with Exceptional Progress in German

Awarded to a student who has made exceptional progress in German. This scholarship will be awarded if additional funds are available. Applicants should be at least on the third-year level of German and must have declared German as their major.

Federation of German-American Clubs Exchange Program

Awarded annually for study at a German university of the student’s choice for a full academic year (September/October-July), sponsored by the Verband der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Clubs. Students do not pay tuition at The University of Alabama but can transfer course credit earned in Germany for their UA degree. This generous stipend covers living expenses and fees abroad. Nominated by faculty. Applicants should be on the 300-level of German and must have declared German as their major. Please note that you can express your interest in the exchange, however the German program officially nominates the candidate/s.

Bell Scholarship for Participation in Summer Study program Alabama in Germany

Awarded annually to German majors and minors to participate in the summer study abroad program in Austria or Germany. Applicants must have completed their first year of German classes.

For High School Students

Donald Hall Excellence in German Scholarship

Awarded annually to the best high school senior in the State of Alabama as judged by the German Day competitions at The University of Alabama ($1,000 to be awarded upon enrollment as a German major at The University of Alabama).

How to Apply

Submit your complete scholarship application to Dr. Feminella by February 10. A complete application includes the following items:
  1. Résumé (CV) with current GPA
  2. Current (unofficial) transcript
  3. Application letter: The application letter should include information explaining your current knowledge of German, your financial situation, and your career goals. Your letter should explain how the scholarship will help you with your study of German and enhance your future career goals. Please include also any information on German-related awards, study abroad experiences, and any German-related activities if applicable. Recommended length of the letter is 1–2 pages.
  4. Majors are given preference though German minors are also encouraged to apply.
For more information about scholarships for German majors, contact Dr. Feminella.