Scholarships for Majors: Application Requirements

The application deadline is accounced in early Spring Semester. The following materials are required:

  1. Application form (pdf). (Please contact gsd@umn.edu if you have problems downloading this form or if you would like it as a Word document.)

  2. A one-page statement discussing your interest in German studies or Scandinavian & Finnish, why you are applying for a scholarship, and a brief indication of financial need

  3. A letter of recommendation from a GSD instructor (preferably a faculty member) (NOTE: All letters must reach the department by the application deadline, so you should request it as soon as possible)

Eligible candidates:

  • Must have filed a major program form with us, including having declared either a German or a Scandinavian & Finnish emphasis

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; over the past few years successful candidates have generally had a GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • Must have completed at least one course in the major at the University

  • Must be registered for 15-18 credits during the semester of the award