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German Award Scholarship 2023

GLS Rustmann German Language & Culture Scholarship
GACC – Library Laudi Language & Culture Scholarship

(Offered to eligible high school seniors in the Greater Sacramento Metropolitan Area)

Scholarship Announcement for Graduating Seniors 2023 studying German

The German Language School (GLS) and the German-American Cultural Center – Library (GACC – L), both Sections of the Sacramento Turn Verein (STV) located at 3349 J Street in Sacramento, have established two annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Eligible senior high school students must have taken German during their high school years, and must have applied to and been accepted at an institution of higher learning beyond secondary
school. The motivation for the establishment of this scholarship is to award and encourage the study of German language and culture.
For students graduating and beginning their studies in the fall following high school graduation, two awards in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to two individuals after review of all applications in the spring before graduation. The monetary award will be granted to the winners after proof of acceptance and enrollment is provided to the Sacramento Turn Verein GLS/GACC – L Scholarship Committee by July 1 following high school graduation. Students intending to take a “GAP” year between high school and further studies are not eligible.

Potential applicants must fulfill the following requirements in order to apply:
1. Applicant must be a senior in high school, graduating in the spring, and must apply and be
accepted at an institution of higher learning (including vocational schools, two- and/or four-year
colleges and universities.) Proof of acceptance to and/or enrollment in an institution of higher
learning will be required before the monetary award can be bestowed.

2. Applicant must have taken and successfully completed at least one of the following courses:
two semesters of high school German; one semester of German at a community college; two
classes at the STV-German Language School, or at an accredited German language summer
program. Proof of completion of the course must be submitted with the application. (Copy of
grade report, transcript, or certificate of completion.)

3. Applicant must submit a typed essay no longer than 500 words addressing one of the prompts
provided below.

4. Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, secondary school counselor
or administrator with the application. See directions below.

5. Applicant must submit a completed application via regular mail between February 15 and
March 31 of the present academic year.

Application Procedure
. Fill out the application. (Make a copy of the application sent to your high school, or download
one from our website from the link below.

2. Submit the following documents with the application:
• A completed application and an essay (see prompts in the application);
• One letter of recommendation, sealed and signed by recommender across sealed flap;
• Proof of having completed the required German classes: a copy of a transcript or grade
report, or confirmation of completion by instructor.

3. Send to:
Sacramento Turn Verein
Attn: GLS/GACC – L, Scholarship Committee
3349 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(ONLY by regular mail (no signature required, please) by March 31 of this academic year.

4. The Scholarship Committee will evaluate and announce the winners by April 15 of this
academic year via regular mail and e-mail.

5. The award ceremony will take place during the GLS Maifest at the Sacramento Turn Verein
on the first Sunday in May. The actual monetary award will be awarded after the winner has
submitted a copy of acceptance and/or enrollment in an institution of higher learning.
The proof of acceptance must be mailed and postmarked by July 1, after high school graduation,
Sacramento Turn Verein
Attn: GLS/GACC – L, Scholarship Committee
3349 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816