German Scholarship Opportunities

Enter the "Why Learn German" Contest

Why Learn German?  It's a question German language teachers may be asked. For those of us with a love of German language and culture, it's an easy question to answer. But others may wonder what language they should study or why German is so relevant to their lives or their future. They may be looking for the kind of answers we can all provide. We are looking for any answers you and your students may come up with, sent to us in any form you like — notes, videos, collages, essays, photos, musical presentations — whatever fits your message and your mood. We will post entries on our websites and offer the top three winners partial-tuition vouchers to a two-week summer program at Waldsee German Language Village.  If you are interested in participating, please send in your entries by March 31 via email to or via post to the address below:

Why Learn German Contest
Concordia Language Villages
913 Franklin Ave. E.
The Norway House, #208
Minneapolis, MN  55404

Please use the contact information provided for the following scholarships:

The Max Kade Foundation offers scholarships covering up to $2,500 for Waldsee's high school credit sessions. Please use the Passport Fund application to apply.  You may ignore the application deadline.

Minnesota AATG Annual German Contest Winner: Waldsee offers scholarship funds covering one-half of a four-week high school credit session to the winner of this annual state-wide competition. Open to students taking the National German Exam (NGE) conducted by the Minnesota chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), Minnesota students can contact their German teacher with interest in participating in the NGE. More information about the exam can be found here:

Raer Family Foundation Scholarships: Scholarship funds are available for residents of the Fargo-Moorhead region. The funds are awarded to promising German students by teachers in the Fargo-Moorhead schools system. Interested students should contact their German teachers for more information and/or to be considered.

Twin Cities German Immersion School Auction Scholarship: A partial scholarship to Waldsee is awarded as part of the Twin Cities German Immersion School’s ( online-silent auction held in conjunction with the school’s annual Maskenball, the school’s largest fundraising event, each February. For more information, contact the TCGIS at

Wisconsin German Day Scholarship Award: Each spring German students in the state of Wisconsin gather at the University of Wisconsin for a fun day of German skits, games, and contests. Waldsee provides scholarship funds to selected participants in the Wisconsin German Day activities. For specific scholarship and/or participant information, go to