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2020 Voices of Vienna scholarship (applications due March 15)

Generous support for undergraduate seniors or graduate students to study in Austria or Central Europe
January 29, 2020

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The Voices of Vienna scholarship was established by Kathryn and Wilbur Keefer, in honor of Professor Emeritus William Wright, founding director of the Center for Austrian Studies (1978). The scholarship is administered by the School of Music and the Center for Austrian Studies in alternating years.  

For the competition in 2020, the $4,000 scholarship will be awarded by the Center for Austrian Studies to an undergraduate senior or graduate student of the University of Minnesota in the social sciences or humanities who proposes to do research in Austria or one of the other former central European Habsburg lands.

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Students should e-mail the following as Word documents to by 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020.

  1. A personal statement (max. 3 pages) outlining goals and objectives of study and how this experience will enhance the applicant's long-term professional aspirations.
  2. Evidence of having successfully completed at least one semester of German or other language in the area in which the applicant proposes to study.
  3. Official transcript.
  4. One letter of recommendation from a current UMN faculty member.