Scholarships & Awards

Departmental scholarships & awards

The Department of Germanic Studies offers three scholarships to German undergraduate students:

William Goodwin Overseas Studies Scholarship
The Goodwin Overseas Study Scholarship provides $1,250 for every student participating in one of our Overseas Study programs (Graz, Berlin, Freiburg).

Elmer O. Wooley Prize
These monetary awards are made through the generosity of the late Elmer O. Wooley, a member of the department’s faculty from 1916 to 1954. They are given for scholastic excellence demonstrated in the undergraduate German curriculum.

Salz Family Award
The Department of Germanic Studies announced the recipient of the first annual Walter Salz Family Award in the fall of 1996. This award is given in recognition of the year’s best submitted essay on some aspect of the history of German Jews from the earliest times to the present day.

Endowed by Professor Emeritus Henry Remak and his wife, Ingrid, the competition is open to undergraduates or graduate students enrolled on any Indiana University campus. Essays of any suitable length are acceptable, written either for a course or as an original composition. Essays should be submitted to the department’s main office by the annual June 1 deadline for consideration in the current year’s competition. The winner (or winners) receive a prize of up to $500.

Delta Phi Alpha

Indiana University Bloomington sponsors a chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the national German honor society. Each spring, a number of advanced German students (some of whom have outstanding records in German and in their studies overall but are not German majors) are invited to join. Delta Phi Alpha inductees pledge to continue their study of the German language, literature, and culture. Professor Ben Robinson is the faculty advisor.