Grants and Fellowships

Let German be your gateway to incredible international experiences and prestigious scholarships!

Did you know...

  • The US State Department sends more Fulbright scholars to Germany than any other country.

  • The DAAD, Germany's Fulbright equivalent program, funds hundreds more scholars and researchers.

Faculty, majors, minors, and advanced learners in the German Studies Program at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University routinely receive funding, scholarships, and internships from the most competitive domestic and international programs (Fulbright, DAAD, and the Congress-Bundestag Exchange Program). Members of the German Studies Program also consistently receive accolades, scholarships, and competitive internship placements through on-campus support at CSB/SJU. 

Current and past recipients

Amanda Bjerke '20

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2021)
  • The National 2020 Future K-12 German Teacher Award from The National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha (2020)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft Leipzig Summer Seminar Grant (Summer 2019)

Julia Petron ’20

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2020-2021)
  • Declined - Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2021)
  • DAAD Summer Language Grant, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) (Summer 2019)
  • German Summer Internship Program, Klinikum Augsburg Hospital, Augsburg (Summer 2018)

Ilyse Putz ’20

  • CEPLAS Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences Scholarship - Universität Düsseldorf, Universität Köln, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich (2020-present)
  • Declined - Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2021)
  • Internship WETSCAPES-Projekt, Universität Greifswald (Summer 2018)

Kathryn Weinmann ’20

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2020-2021)

Valerie Doze ’21

  • Truman Scholarship (2020-2021)
  • Jackson Fellowship (Summer 2019)

Florian Bundschuh

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant (2020-2021)

CSB/SJU German Section

  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) FL-A-CH Mini Grant (2020)
  • Chapter Grant, The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha (2020-2021)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Deutsch macht Spaß Grant (2019)

Channa Kalsow ’22

  • Summer Collaborative Grant Student Recipient, “Using Advances in the Visual Display of Information to Enhance Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction” (Summer 2020)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (2017-2018)

Dr. Kurt Hollender

  • Summer Collaborative Grant Faculty Recipient, “Using Advances in the Visual Display of Information to Enhance Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction” (Summer 2020)
  • Sonderprogramm zur Förderung von Deutsch in USA Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington D.C. Grant to attend the AATG Curriculum Seminar for College Faculty (October 2019)
  • Mellon Foundation, Becoming Community Travel Grant (2019)
  • DAAD Study Grant, Freie Universität Berlin (2017)
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Hamburg (2006-2007)

Matthias Milchrahm

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant (2019-2020)

Jessica Thwaites '19

  • Fulbright Research Scholarship, Austria (2019-2020)

Allison McGraw '19

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2019-2020)

Danica Simonet, '19

  • Upper Midwest Emmy Student Production Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Upper Midwest Chapter for "Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home" (2019, co-producer and co-director)
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2019-2020)
  • Declined - Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2019-2020)
  • Brandl Scholarship, Jubilee USA Network, D.C. (Summer 2018)
  • Jackson Scholarship, New American Services, St. Paul (Summer 2017)

Nathan Libra, '18

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2019-2020)

Katharina Huetthaler

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant (2018-2019)

 Sebastian Braunsberger

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant (2017-2018)

 Max Ditzler ’21

  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (2016-2017)

Ralph Kristl

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant (2016-2017)

Christoph Jakits

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant (2015-2016)

Dr. Wendy Sterba

  • DAAD Study Grant, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich (1975-76)
  • DAAD Study Grant, Universität Passau (1985-86)

For an archive of more student and faculty achievements, visit Fr. Mark Thamert's German blog.