Scholarships and Prizes

Each year the department awards a number of undergraduate scholarships, with particular emphasis on enabling students to study abroad in Germany and Scandinavia. Please see our Study Abroad page for details on how to apply.

At our annual Spring Celebration in May, we also bestow scholarship awards on the basis of academic merit and financial need. (For need-based scholarships, students must have an up-to-date FAFSA on file at the UO Financial Aid Office.)

We would like to thank our generous donors for the scholarships they have endowed:

  • Anderson Scandinavian Studies Scholarship
  • Philip and Teresa Hansen Germanic Languages and Literature Scholarship
  • The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Herbert Merker Scholarship in German and Scandinavian
  • Helmut Plant German Undergraduate Scholarship

Students are also encouraged to apply for these scholarships administered by the College of Arts and Sciences 

CAS Scholarships

Scholarships awarded by the College of Arts & Sciences

  • Mildred Braaten Archibald Scholarship Fund in Science and Mathematics
  • Mary Chambers Brockelbank Endowed Assistance Fund
  • Hazel Leonard Buck Scholarship
  • College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
  • Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship
  • Henry V. Howe Scholarship
  • Hildegard Kurz Foreign Language Scholarship
  • Everett D. Monte Scholarship
  • Steve and Sherry Schroeder Scholarship
  • Joames and Dorothy Whitman Scholarship
  • Susan A. Winn Memorial Scholarship

Please visit for more information on each scholarship’s criteria, average award amounts, and a link to the online application materials.



Affiliate Scholarships

  • The German Chancellor Fellowship of the Humboldt Foundation is targeted at university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. More Info
  • The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) promotes international academic relations and cooperation by offering mobility programs primarily for students and faculty, but also for administrators and others in the higher education realm. More Info
  • The Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST program. More Info
  • The German Bundestag, the German Parliament, offers young people the opportunity to get to know the German parliamentary system and political decision-making processes and to gain practical experience of parliamentary work during a 15-week work placement with a Member of the Bundestag. More info
  • The College of Arts and Sciences offers a number of fellowships to continuing students. More Info
  • The Center for the Study of Women in Society offers several grants and fellowships. More Info