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The Anneliese and Alfred Strauch Scholarship for Language Study

The Anneliese and Alfred Strauch Scholarship for Language Study was established in 2003 by the Department of Germanic Studies faculty member Dr. Gabriele Strauch, in memory of her parents. Each Spring, the Scholarship recognizes the outstanding efforts of 2 to 3 German majors or double majors, who hold Junior standing at the University of Maryland. To apply, you must have between 60-89 cumulative credits (Junior standing) and have declared German as a major or double major. Preference will be given to those applicants, who are planning to study abroad.

Applicants should provide the Scholarship Committee with the following supporting materials:

 1)      A short essay (1-page typed) addressing your future goals/plans as they relate to the language and culture of Germanic-speaking countries and how studying abroad will assist you in achieving these goals.

2)      An updated resume.

3)      The name and contact information for two academic references. (At least one must be from the Department of Germanic Studies).

Awardees are expected to attend the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, held in late April, in order to be recognized for their achievement.

Application deadline: 30 March 2020

If you have any questions about the Scholarship or application process, please contact Dr. Julie Koser (


Delta Phi Alpha Scholarships

Details regarding electronic application are available on the web site:


The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information can be found at

The CBYX program annually provides 75 participants with:

- 2 months intensive German language training

- 1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences

- 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field

- Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends

Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.

Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Interested applicants can apply online at