2017 Fall DPA Study Abroad Scholarship Winner: Griffin

Delta Phi Alpha, the National Collegiate German Honorary Society, is proud to announce the 2017 Fall  Study abroad scholarship recipient:

William Griffin, College of the Holy Cross

Willam Griffin

Our congratulations to William Griffin, this year’s winner of the Delta Phi Alpha Fall / Winter Semester German Study Abroad Scholarship. Will studies at the College of the Holy Cross, where he is an Honors Student who has distinguished himself in German and History coursework. Although he did not take German in high school, he has made quick progress and will study abroad for the entire 2017-2018 academic year at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität in Bamberg. He looks forward to immersing himself in the language and culture of this university town. He is interested in history and politics as well, and will conduct research into the rise of the German populist right, particularly the Alternative für Deutschland, in preparation for an honors thesis his senior year. Will plans to go on to a PhD program in German studies, and he looks forward to the year in Bamberg as necessary immersion in the language and culture to achieve that goal.


William writes:

“ I am writing to officially accept the scholarship award of $1250 from Delta Phi Alpha. With this award, I look forward to exploring the German culture and expanding my German language skills”


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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