May 8, 2006

Cornell students awarded prestigious fellowships for study in Germany

Eight Cornell University students will spend the 2006-07 academic year studying in Germany as the result of winning awards with two prestigious fellowship programs. The grants were announced by Herbert Deinert, Cornell professor of German studies, who administers the exchange programs on behalf of Cornell.

Winners of the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service, or DAAD) and Cornell/Heidelberg Exchange scholarship programs will receive monthly stipends, tuition and fees for study at their respective universities. The DAAD award also covers round-trip air travel.

The DAAD recipients are:

The Cornell/Heidelberg Exchange Fellowships winners are:

DAAD is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany that promotes cooperative international academic and scientific exchange for students and faculty. Its fellowships enable students to study at a German university or to work on a research project in Germany.

The Cornell/Heidelberg fellowships evolved through a relationship formed by Jacob Gould Schurman, Cornell's third president (1892-1920), with the University of Heidelberg, one of Germany's most prestigious universities, which also sponsors language courses for award recipients.