Each year, one graduating senior German major is selected in the United States to receive the senior scholarship for post-graduate study abroad work. This senior must be a member of Delta Phi Alpha, have demonstrated excellence in the field of German Studies, and intend to further her/his German studies after graduation. The graduating senior must also intend to proceed directly with graduate work upon returning to the U.S and apply for a DAAD grant if named the recipient of the prize.

This student will be recognized by Delta Phi Alpha as the most outstanding graduating senior and will receive a cash prize of $2500.

In addition, each year a sophomore or junior is selected to receive a prize of $1500 to help defray costs of study abroad in a German-speaking country.  Applicants, who must be members of Delta Phi Alpha, should present a plan for study abroad with the application.

 DEADLINE: The ABSOLUTE deadline for receipt of the scholarship applications is Nov. 1st

For both scholarships, students should submit the following materials via email to

I: A single document (.pdf preferred) containing

1. Name, date of birth,  graduation year, permanent mailing address, and full contact information.

2. Name of University & DPA chapter, year of induction.

3. A list of all German courses taken at the University level

4. A personal statement indicating how the scholarship and study abroad opportunity will impact the student’s future. (not to exceed 3 pages, double spaced)

II Please send a scanned copy of complete university level transcripts indicating overall GPA. (pdf preferred)


III Two letters of recommendation under separate cover. One of which must be from a German professor from the student’s institution.


File naming convention: Please submit pdf files when possible. Please begin the electronic file name with the last name of the student applicant.

For example: a transcript would be named VogelweideTranscript.pdf, the application would be named VogelweideDPAseniorscholarshipapplication.pdf

The student materials should be sent as one email when possible to
Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to