German Chancellor Scholarship
Ten German Chancellor Scholarships are awarded annually to highly motivated individuals in the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural and academic sectors. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and the United States through their profession or studies. The scholarship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. The program begins September 1 and lasts 12 months. It is preceded in August by language classes taught in Germany. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, posses a bachelor's degree by the start of the award, and be under 35 years of age. No prior knowledge of German is required. German Chancellor Scholars also take part in a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin in September, a fact- finding tour of Germany and an evaluation seminar in Bonn.