Scholarships and Awards for German Majors

CSU, Chico Scholarships & Awards

Melitta T. Singer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Barbara and Joseph Stengel in 2009 to honor the memory of Mrs. Stengel’s mother, Melitta Theresia Singer. Melitta Singer was born in 1922 and grew up in Sudetenland, Germany, the daughter of a working, lower-to-middle class family. She apprenticed as a seamstress until World War II intervened, and then spent the war years in Berlin working for the German Red Cross. She eventually settled in Wiesbaden, where she raised her daughter Barbara, endowing her daughter with a rich love of reading and learning. Barbara attended Chico State, earning her BA and MA in History. This scholarship is intended to support students pursuing a major in German.

Minimum amount awarded annually: $1000. Apply via Wildcat Scholarships(opens in new window). Make sure that you have declared your major at the time of application to ensure that you will be sorted into the eligible applicant pool.

Elizabeth Randolph Study Abroad Award

Chico State alum Elizabeth Randolph (Spanish, '68) created this award to help support the study abroad experience of one student each year from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Betsy spent a year in Spain while a student at Chico State, and believes her study abroad experience was one of the most formative times of her life. The award recipient is selected based on his or her application each spring by a committee chaired by the Dean. 

Estimated amount annually: $3500. Apply via the College of HFA by late March (Spring 2019 application).


Bix Whitcomb Study Abroad Award

This scholarship was created by Chico State alum Bix Whitcomb for students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts to create an opportunity for students to experience foreign study. While a student, Bix was a scholar athlete, excelling in swimming as well as in academics as an Honors student in English. During his tenure at Chico State, he had the opportunity to live and study for one year in Spain, which he considers to be one of the defining experiences of his college career. The award recipient is selected based on his or her application each spring by a committee chaired by the Dean. 

Minimum amount awarded annually: $2500. Apply via the College of HFA by late March (Spring 2019 application).

External Scholarships & Awards

Delta Phi Alpha(opens in new window)

Members of the Chico chapter of the German National Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha are eligible to apply for study abroad scholarships, the Future K-12 German Teacher Award, and the National German Award for Outstanding Senior for further study in a graduate program related to German Studies. Deadlines are March 15.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals(opens in new window)

For U.S. citizens between 18 and 24 years old who have a strong interest in German and international affairs. Spend a year studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Open to all career fields.

DAAD(opens in new window)

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) sponsors scholarships for study in Germany. College seniors, alumni, graduate students and recent PhDs are eligible to apply.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships (FEA)(opens in new window)

The FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad in a program for credit of at least 4 weeks in length. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as undergraduates in the U.S.

German-American Hall of Fame Student Scholarship Essay Contest(opens in new window)

Deadline July 31. First Prize $1000 / Second Prize $500.

Find additional funding sources for international study at the CSU, Chico Study Abroad(opens in new window) website.