Due to a generous grant from the Estate of J. Richard Guthrie, the German Studies Program is able to award a limited number of scholarships for summer or semester research in German Studies. J. Richard Guthrie was a an undergraduate German major at W&M prior to receiving a Masters from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For many years, he taught German and French at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA and served several years as Chair of its Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Stipends can vary, but are intended to afford the German Studies majors the opportunity to do German Studies research at the College or abroad. Advanced students are nominated for the Guthrie Scholarship in the Spring for the following Summer or academic year. Students are required to submit a brief report regarding their research, results, and possibilities for publication upon completion of the work.
Elsa Diduk Scholarship
A former student of Professor Elsa Diduk established a scholarship fund in her honor upon her retirement in 1992. This fund has grown through the years and now provides approximately $4,000 per year to support students participating in this program. The scholarship support available through both of these funds may be awarded to one or several students, depending upon the number who meet the selection criteria.
Junior Year Program in Münster
The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster awards a scholarship to one of the William and Mary students studying there each year. The amount of the scholarship EURO250 per month for ten months, and is intended to help cover room and board expenses during the student's year of study in Münster. Every student accepted for this program is automatically considered for the scholarship. Students are also eligible to apply for Guthrie and Diduk scholarship funds for study in Münster.
DAAD Scholarships for Undergraduates
The German Academic Foreign Exchange Service has an Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support undergraduate US students interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of 4 (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.
Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantships in Germany and Austria
The Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) manages the U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria, which is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture (Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur). The English Language Teaching Assistantship Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Education.