Delta Phi Alpha: German Honor Society
Undergraduate students with an overall GPA of 2.7 who have demonstrated exceptional work in at least five upper division German courses (minimum GPA of 3.3) are invited to apply for membership in the German National Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha. The society offers a few scholarships to Germany on a nationwide basis. The application deadline is quite early in the academic year, usually the beginning of October.
Departmental citations are presented to those students who have demonstrated excellence in their German studies, as determined by the faculty.
Applications for scholarships are available at the UCD Scholarship office, Voorhies Hall, Rm. 228. Many undergraduate scholarships are very restrictive and specific; for instance, there is one, the Emily L. Vaage Undergraduate Scholarship in German which is awarded to an outstanding German major.
Students who are interested in furthering their education may want to consider the following opportunities:
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Fellowships. These fellowships support study in Germany. Although these do not cover travel expenses, they do provide the students with an adequate monthly stipend.
- Fulbright Scholarships for Study in Germany. Fulbright covers travel expenses to Germany as well as tuition, books, and daily living costs.
- Congress-Bundestag Exchange Program. Primarily intended for young American adults aged 18 to 24 in business, technical, vocational and agricultural fields, this 12-month, cultural work-study program is funded by a USA grant and offers participants an excellent combination of theory and practical training by providing two months of intensive language training, four months of university or technical school instruction and a five-month paid internship in the participant's career field. A maximum of 60 applicants are selected each year. Application deadline is December 15.