Delta Phi Alpha offers several scholarships to recognize high-achieving Delta Phi Alpha undergraduate students.


Delta Phi Alpha members* from active chapters are eligible to apply for the following scholarships


An active chapter has inducted at least 2 members within any two year period. Please consult with the chapter advisor to verify whether your chapter is currently active. Applications from inactive chapters cannot be considered.

*Note on Transfer Students: DPA Members who transfer to an institution with an active chapter are also eligible for scholarships! DPA members who transfer to an institution without a DPA chapter are not eligible.


All application materials should be sent to Please follow the instructions carefully and pay particular attention to the deadlines for receipt of materials.


Selection Process:

Delta Phi Alpha employs a scholarship committee for its selection of scholarship recipients. This committee is chaired by a Professor of German Studies who is not a member of the DPA board of directors. The chair employs two to 4 additional external readers of scholarship materials. Committee members must recuse themselves if students from their current institution apply for scholarships.



Affiliated Scholarship: German American Business Circle of Pittsburgh. (Note: This scholarship is not organized by Delta Phi Alpha, but the GABC is affiliated with DPA given its Geographic Proximity. Students originally from Western PA are actively encouraged to apply)

GABC, Pittsburgh Rotary Club Foundation Seek Applicants for Third Annual $2,500 Scholarship for Studies in Germany
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PITTSBURGH, PA, USA – 25 March 2016 – For the third straight year, the German American Business Circle of the German American Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh is partnering with the Pittsburgh Rotary Club Foundation to award a $2,500 scholarship.
It is intended to benefit collegiate-level students from Western Pennsylvania who demonstrate academic excellence and strong interest in German-American business affairs and culture, and who plan to further their studies through study abroad at an accredited institution of higher learning in Germany.