Study abroad scholarships
The German Studies Department is pleased to be able to offer two different scholarships to students interested in study abroad. Note: students can apply for both the Max Kade and Westbrook Scholarships but cannot receive both.
Since 2007 the Max Kade Foundation has generously sponsored four $4,500 scholarships to enable students from the Department of German Studies of Emory University to participate in the Vienna Summer Program. Two scholarships are for students who will take Intermediate German 201/202 in Vienna, and the other two scholarships for students who will take third-year German 370 A/B in Vienna. Recipients are selected on the basis of (1) financial need, (2) academic merit, and (3) strength of application and recommendation. German majors and minors will receive preference.
In fall 2011 the German Studies Department proudly launched the Viola Westbrook Endowed Scholarship to honor Senior Lecturer Viola Westbrook’s commitment to Emory and to the department, and to enable students who major or minor in German Studies to continue their language studies in a German-speaking environment. For over four decades Viola Westbrook taught German at Emory and through her contagious and seemingly boundless energy fostered in-depth understanding of German-speaking life, culture, and history. She embodied in an exemplary way that learning German is not merely a means to achieve some practical objective, but rather the primary way for expanding one’s horizon to encompass new values, ideas, and a different way of life. The department is particularly indebted to the generous support of her husband, Albert Westbrook, and to Stuart A. Rose (76B), Emory alumnus and literary benefactor, and many other colleagues and friends of the department who made valuable contributions to the endowed fund.
Having reached its fundraising goal in fall 2015, the Department of German Studies is now able to provide generous annual scholarships to two German Studies majors or minors enrolled in either the department’s own summer study abroad program in Vienna or another study abroad program coordinated by Emory’s Office of International and Summer Programs. Recipients are selected on the basis of (1) academic merit, (2) commitment to the study of German, and (3) strength of application and recommendation. Application materials can be found here.