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For more information on ways
to give, contact:

Peter Rozga
Office of Institutional Advancement
220 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Read the case statement for the
Department of German, Nordic,
Slavic & Dutch

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the U of M Foundation.

Make a gift to the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch online through the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Connecting with the World

Through language we experience and understand the world, imagine other places and times, and shape our own world. German, Scandinavian, and Dutch are international languages that convey a rich literary, cultural, and historical tradition and that offer access to a dynamic present. The study of these languages advances linguistic skills, builds intercultural awareness, and opens doors to a diverse and interconnected multicultural world.

Your tax-deductible contribution helps our students connect with the world through language, literature, and culture. It provides them with encouragement and vital financial support. It gives our faculty resources for expanding knowledge and understanding. It helps to build and sustain a distinguished reputation for the department.

What Your Gift Can Do

Gifts and donations have allowed us to establish scholarships for students to study abroad as well as provide awards and prizes to outstanding undergraduate students, organize lectures, and recruit the best graduate students applying to our doctoral programs. By contributing to the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch, you will have a positive impact on the educational experience of our undergraduate and graduate students.

Robust support for teaching and research will help us:

  • Recruit and retain outstanding faculty.
  • Maintain the excellence and competitiveness of our graduate program.
  • Attract and support a diverse and talented student body.

Choose a Fund

  • Jochen Schulte-Sasse Fellowship in German Studies: This fellowship supports graduate students working in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch and is named for the late professor Schulte-Sasse, an internationally recognized scholar of German culture and history who retired from the U in 2012 after four decades of service.

  • German Department Fund: We suggest that gifts in honor of Leo Duroche be made to this fund.

  • Scandinavian Scholarship Fund: This fund supports students who study Scandinavian languages in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch by providing scholarships, study abroad opportunities, and other types of student financial support.

  • Gerhard Weiss Fellowship In German Studies: This fellowship is awarded to an outstanding graduate student working in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

  • Frank D. Hirschbach Study Abroad Scholarship Fund: This fund assists undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with expenses for study abroad programs.