Each year Delta Epsilon Phi recognizes one outstanding member with the Käthe Wilson Scholarship in honor of Delta Epsilon Phi's founder. The scholarship winner will participate in the AATG Summer Study Program for High School Students, spending three weeks in Germany living with a host family, attending classes at a Gymnasium, and participating in excursions. The award includes program costs and international airfare from the group departure city.
Eligibility Requirements. Eligible candidates must presently be enrolled in a German class and be a member of Delta Epsilon Phi in good standing. Candidates must demonstrate interest in continuing their study of German, show evidence of school leadership, specifically in the German program, and have excellent character references. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 17 at time of departure and a US citizen or permanent resident. Each Delta Epsilon Phi chapter may nominate one candidate for the scholarship.
Application Materials are available now. Click to view application requirements and to apply.
Deadline to submit application materials is February 15, 2017.
Recent Käthe Wilson Scholarship Recipients
Samuel Hoffman, 2016
My time in Germany gained me so many uncountable gifts. The greatest was the exposure and experience that come with an entirely new environment. In the future I plan to hopefully work or study biology in Germany.
Elizabeth Moye, 2015
Being around this culture, which I had learned so much about, allowed me to gain a greater appreciation for it and to be more open to how other people understand the world. I gained more independence and self-confidence though this trip.
Erin McMahon, 2014
I never thought that three weeks would change my life. After reflecting on my time in Braunschweig, I can honestly say that in those three weeks, I grew more than I ever imagined I could. Not only did my language skills improve, but my confidence in myself increased as well.
Makenna Killman, 2013
I learned so much during this trip. I learned more about who I am as a person, I learned new things about German culture, and of course more about the German language! I look forward to the day I can return to Leipzig and visit my friends again.
Kyle Adams, 2012
This program helped me broaden my horizons through immersion in German culture and become more open to others' views. By living with a family, I gained a better understanding of German culture and how it compares to American culture.