German Department

Scholarships

The German Department offers two scholarships for students studying abroad:

Please contact the German Department for more information.

German Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility

To be eligible for the German Study Abroad Scholarship, the applicant must:

  1. Have completed four semesters of foreign language or the equivalent by the time of his/her study abroad.
  2. Be recommended by a Hillsdale College Language professor
  3. Intend to enroll in a study abroad program approved by the language department, academic dean and registrar.  Any award will be contingent upon acceptance of its recipient in the approved program
  4. Demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply

  1. The applicant must submit an application which includes his/her current G.P.A. as well as his/her average in the language courses taken at Hillsdale.  
  2. The application should include signatures certifying that the four above criteria have been met.
  3. The application should be accompanied by a letter explaining the student’s reason for wanting to study abroad and if possible stating plans for further study and career.

Awarding of Scholarship

  1. Decision for awarding of scholarships will be made by members of the German department employing the following criteria:
  2. The merit of the petition as demonstrated by the applicant having fulfilled the above criteria and having demonstrated superior scholarship and character at Hillsdale.
  3. The merit of the applicant’s letter of intent.
  4. Applications must be submitted by March 2 of the academic year before the scholarship will be used.  The committee will announce the awards well in advance of the planned study so that applicants may have sufficient time to prepare for their study abroad.  

Download application form

L.L. Rick Study Abroad Scholarship

Eligibility

To be eligibile for the L.L. Rick Study Abroad Scholarship, the applicant must:

  1. Have completed four semesters of foreign language or the equivalent by the time of his/her study abroad.
  2. Be recommended by a Hillsdale College Language professor
  3. Intend to enroll in a study abroad program approved by the language department, academic dean and registrar.  Any award will be contingent upon acceptance of its recipient in the approved program.
  4. Demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply

  1. The applicant must submit an application which includes his/her current G.P.A. as well as his/her average in the language courses taken at Hillsdale.  
  2. The application should include signatures certifying that the four above criteria have been met. 
  3. The application should be accompanied by a letter explaining the student’s reason for wanting to study abroad and if possible stating plans for further study and career.

Awarding of Scholarship

Decision for awarding of scholarships will be made by members of the German department employing the following criteria:

  1. The merit of the petition as demonstrated by the applicant having fulfilled the above criteria and having demonstrated superior scholarship and character at Hillsdale.
  2. The merit of the applicant’s letter of intent.
  3. Applications must be submitted by March 2 of the academic year before the scholarship will be used.  The committee will announce the awards well in advance of the planned study so that applicants may have sufficient time to prepare for their study abroad.  

Download application form