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STV-German Language School
Summer Language Study Scholarship

German Summer Language Study Scholarship

GLS Summer Language Study Scholarship


Have you ever wanted to study German in a setting other than at the Sacramento Turn Verein’s German Language School? Perhaps you envision a study program that would immerse you in the language and culture for a few weeks instead of just ninety minutes a week, but the time and cost have prevented you from applying. The GLS would like to offer you a chance to apply for such a program.

Through the vision and efforts of Irmgard Schlenker, our first teacher, a memorial scholarship for the purpose of studying German at an accredited summer language program has been established. It continues to be funded by profits from our annual Maifest and private donations. An award of $3,500 will be given once every three years beginning in 2014.


To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must have enrolled in and completed at least two sessions of German at the STV German Language School anytime during the past four years;

  • For the adult award (2020), applicant must be over eighteen years of age and have completed high school before the program begins;

  • For the youth award (2023) applicant must be between nine and eighteen (still in high school);

  • Applicant should exhibit a high level of enthusiasm for the German language and culture, and curiosity about the world;

  • Applicant should become familiar with the possible German summer language programs available, some of which are listed on the attached page, but there are others to be found.

Application Procedure:

If you meet the above requirements, we encourage you to complete all parts of the attached application, which includes providing personal information, writing an essay, requesting and including a letter of recommendation, and submitting the completed application by mail to the German Language School Scholarship Committee at the above address between January 1, 2020, and the deadline of February 20, 2020. (The scholarship for 2020 is open only to adults.) The application will also be available at, but may not be submitted online. The award amount of $3,500 will be given directly to the program selected by the winner. If the program costs less than $3,500, the remaining amount may be applied to travel. If the selected program costs more than $3,500, the recipient must be willing to pay the difference.

Thank you for considering our scholarship program, and we wish you Alles Gute!

To download these instructions and an application form in PDF format, click here.