2016 Spring / Summer German Study Abroad Scholarship Winners: Laura Kalsow and Alexandra Johnson

Delta Phi Alpha, the national collegiate German honorary society announces two winners of its Spring /Summer German study abroad scholarship competition.

For more information on scholarships from Delta Phi Alpha, visit our scholarship page.



Laura Kalsow is a recipient of the Spring/Summer German Study Abroad Award.  Laura is currently working towards a double major in German and International Relations at Luther College, where she transferred specifically to be able to complete an undergraduate German degree.  Laura will put this award money towards her participation in the Luther College Münster Semester program this spring.  Upon her graduation, Laura is hoping to pursue a graduate degree in an international field such as International Relations or Conflict Resolution.  Congratulations, Laura, and have a wonderful semester in Münster!

Laura writes:

“I am very honored and pleased to accept the Delta Phi Alpha Study Abroad Scholarship. It will be extremely helpful in studying in Münster, Germany. Thank you to all who made this scholarship possible!”



Alexandra Johnson is a recipient of the Spring/Summer German Study Abroad Award.  Alexandra is currently working towards a double major in graphic design and German at Ohio Northern University.  She will use the award during her spring semester in Lüneburg.  Following graduation, Alexandra intends to find a way to continue integrating both of her passions into her future plans for graduate school.  Congratulations, Alexandra, and enjoy your semester in Lüneburg!


Alexandra writes:

“It is an extreme honor to be chosen as a recipient of Delta Phi Alpha’s 2016 German Study Abroad Scholarship.  I would especially like to thank the DPA Board of Directors for their consideration and support of my German studies, as well as my professors at Ohio Northern University for their letters of recommendation and constant encouragement in my German interests and all my endeavors. I am incredibly grateful to have the support of the Delta Phi Alpha Society during my time of study in Germany, which I’m sure will yield many of the best experiences of my college years.”


About Delta Phi Alpha:

The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, was founded in 1929 in order to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to humanity’s eternal search for peace and truth.

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