Program Distinctions

Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Awards to Germany and Austria

A truly distinctive feature of the EMU German Program is our numerous Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Awards granted to our students to teach English in a German-speaking country. To date, this track-record exceeds any other department at EMU. Furthermore, the successes of EMU German students in a strong pool of national competitors attests to both the quality of students and the EMU German Program. The following are the recipients of this prestigious award:

  • 2004–2005: Adrienne Muncy, Germany and Joshua Gartner, Austria
  • 2005–2006: Adrienne Muncy, Germany (renewal) and Joshua Gartner, Austria (renewal)
  • 2006–2007: Jason Bishop, Germany
  • 2008–2009: Jason Fischer, Germany
  • 2014–2015: Elaine Gurich, Germany
  • 2017–2018: Jessica Wenzel, Germany

Endowed Scholarships for Study Abroad

Since 2005, the German Program has been the beneficiary of endowed scholarships for our students to study abroad:

  • Dr. John R. Hubbard Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Maria Schultz Rohde Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Egbert R. and Florentine O. Isbell Endowed Scholarship
  • German Faculty Scholarship (expendable)

Student Research

Undergraduate Symposium Student Presentations

The German section has mentored students for the Undergraduate Symposium since 2002. The Undergraduate Symposium is EMU's premier event which showcases undergraduate research. The German program is the proud beneficiary of the Tom and Mary Layher Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). This renewable scholarship awards one student per year $2000 for use towards a research project and the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member. 

Graduate Research Fair

The German Program also supports graduate research and graduate students can participate annually in the Graduate Research Fair.

Graduate Funding

Graduate students have the opportunity to receive a graduate assistantship or teaching assistantship.

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