Due to a generous grant from the Estate of J. Richard Guthrie, we can award scholarships for research in German Studies. J. Richard Guthrie was a an undergraduate German major at W&M before 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.
Stipends are to support majors doing German Studies research at W&M or abroad, and can vary. Applications for the Guthrie Scholarship are submitted by February 15 by letter to the Program Director. Research supported by the scholarship will take place the following summer or academic year. Winners of the scholarship will submit a brief report on their work on its completion.
Elsa Diduk Scholarship
A former student of Professor Elsa Diduk established a scholarship fund in her honor. This fund now provides approximately $4,000 per year to support German Studies majors studying at the Universität Münster. Applications should be submitted in the form of a letter to the Program Director by Febraury 15.
Junior Year Program in Münster
The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster awards a scholarship to one of the William & Mary students studying there each year. The scholarship is to help cover room and board expenses during the student's year of study in Münster. Every student accepted to 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 a Scholarship Program to support undergraduate students. These scholarships can fund coursework, research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.
Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistantships in Germany and Austria
Opportunities for teaching English in Germany exist through the English Language Teaching Assistantship Program. This program is administered by the Fulbright Commission. See the Charles Center for help in applying to a Fulbright Program. Applications are due very soon after the beginning of the fall semester.
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). Applications are usually due January 15 for the following academic year.