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Support the Department of German's Endowment and Trust Funds!

"...mich selbst, ganz wie ich da bin, auszubilden, das war dunkel von Jugend auf mein Wunsch und meine Absicht," said Wilhelm Meister in the Lehrjahre
Self-education may be cheap, but a university education is not, especially the excellent education offered by the German Department at the University of Wisconsin. While income from the Wisconsin State Legislature and tuition fees help cover many of our projects and some of our outstanding students, the real difference between the good and great depends on the financial support we receive from generous alumnae/i, who contribute amounts ranging from a few dollars to several hundred, and sometimes even more. We are able to invest these donations through the UW Foundation and use the earnings to cover a wide range of undergraduate and graduate scholarships, stipends for study abroad, and various cultural or academic programs that enrich the German Department's offerings. You make the difference! 

You may wish to consider a bequest to the Department of German when making out your will. The UW Foundation is our partner in fundraising, and you can give online here:

Chris Glueck is our contact there for all questions.

Phone: 608 / 265-9952

Or you can simply send a check made out to the "UW Foundation" with a note that it be directed to the German Department endowment or Netherlandic Studies Fund.

c/o Chris Glueck
UW Foundation 
1848 University Ave. 
Madison, WI 53705 

Scholarship and Award Funds

Generous contributions from alumnae/i and friends have made the following named scholarships and awards possible for Department of German students: 

  • Deuss / Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships

  • Fellowships for incoming or advanced graduate students in the Department of German. 
  • The Minne Giese Estate Fund

  • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the German Department. 
  • Henry Gund Scholarship Fund

  • A small grant for a student of German literature. 
  • Hohlfield Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • A small scholarship for a student of German. 
  • Harriet Sauthoff Kronke Scholarship Fund

  • A small grant for a student interested in the advanced study of German. 
  • Julia Stern Scholarship Fund

  • A small grant-in-aid for a student to complete the study of German in Germany. 
  • Emy Kleist Scholarship Fund

  • A small scholarship for a student of German. 
  • Dr. Karl Oscar and Theodora Pisk Fund

  • An annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in the German Department. 
  • Arthur R. Schultz Fellowship Fund

  • A scholarship to support graduate students in the German Department. 
  • The Lester W.J. Seifert Award

  • A small grant to support a graduate student in the field of Germanic Linguistics. 

Gift Funds

The following gift funds support the educational activities of the Department of German, including events such as "Kaffeestunde" and visiting dignitaries or lecturers. 

  • The German Department Gift Fund

  • A general fund. 
  • The German House Fund

  • A general fund aimed at establishing and maintaining a German-language house near the UW-Madison campus. 
  • Julius Zehnter Endowment

  • A general fund. 
  • National Teachers Seminary Fund

  • A fund to support public lectures and publication of quarterly journal Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur 
  • Selma S. König Fund

  • A general fund to support the mission of the German Department. 
  • Otille A. Eiselmeier Fund

  • A general fund to support the mission of the German Department. 
  • Edith M. Deuss Fund

  • A general fund to support the mission of the German Department. 
  • Hanna Hasler Memorial Fund

  • A fund to support undergraduate instruction in the German Department. 
  • The Netherlandic Studies Fund

  • A fund to support all aspects of Netherlandic language, literature, and culture studies at the UW-Madison campus. 



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