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
- Spring / Summer German Study Abroad Scholarship ($1250 & $500- Deadline for Application November 15)
- Fall / Winter German Study Abroad Scholarship ($1250 & $500- Deadline for Application March 15)
- Future K-12 German Teacher Award ($500 – Deadline for Application March 15)
- National German Award for Outstanding Senior (Graduate Study in German Scholarship) ($1000 – Deadline for Application March 15)
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 undergraduate institution without a DPA chapter are not eligible.
All application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow the instructions carefully and pay particular attention to the deadlines for receipt of materials.
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)