Scholarships and Awards

Students in Dessau at the Town Hall Students in Dessau at the Town Hall
Chinese Students in Uptown Oxford Chinese Students in Uptown Oxford
 Mila Ganeva and Graham von Carlowitz  Mila Ganeva and Graham von Carlowitz
 German Faculty  German Faculty
Japanese Tea Ceremony Japanese Tea Ceremony
 German Faculty in Heidelberg  German Faculty in Heidelberg
 Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class  Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class
Mila Ganeva and Ben Sutcliffe at a Conference Mila Ganeva and Ben Sutcliffe at a Conference
 Ben Sutcliffe  Ben Sutcliffe
 Liang Shi and Haosheng Yang Give Out Awards  Liang Shi and Haosheng Yang Give Out Awards

Miami University Resources

Undergraduate Enrichment Funding

An undergraduate student needs to apply at the very least a month before the funds are needed if at all possible. Any undergraduate in good standing with the University may apply for these funds at any time during an academic year. Students may also apply more than once during an academic year as long as it is for separate events. The main purpose of this fund is to give financial assistance to undergraduate students wishing to travel to a conference or to cover expenses with their research project. Please note that to receive assistance with conference travel, the student does not have to present a paper at the conference.

Expenses that may be covered by this fund:

  • Conference Registration
  • Airfare / Bus Fare / Taxi Fare / Train Fare
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Lodging while in Overnight Status
  • Meals while Traveling (per diem)
  • Entry Fee to Museums or Special Event if part of Research Project
  • Books needed for Research Project
  • Copies of Research Material made at a Library

Please fill out the application form completely and to the best of your knowledge. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

GRAMELAC Study Abroad Grant Application

The Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures offers financial assistance to Miami University students participating in study abroad programs; preference is given to students participating in the department's own programs.  Any Miami University student planning to enroll in a study abroad program for any semester is eligible to apply.  A Faculty Award Committee will select the recipients and determine the amount of each scholarship based on merit and financial need.

Please fill out the application form completely and to the best of your knowledge. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application submission deadlines are October 1 for students planning to participate in a Winter or Spring term study abroad program or workshop and April 1 for students planning to participate in a Summer term or Fall semester study abroad program or workshop. Be sure you are applying for the correct term deadline!

The Marion Lee Miller Scholarship

The Marion Lee Miller Scholarship fund was established in memory of Dr. Marion Lee Miller who was a professor of German for over twenty-five years at Miami. This endowment fund was set up for students majoring in German or one of the other foreign languges in the Dept. of GRAMELAC to support various foreign language endeavors.

 The Jacques Breitenbucher Scholar-Leader Award

The Jacques Breitenbucher Scholar-Leader Award is given every other year to an outstanding female continuing German major, who will be named a Scholar-Leader and live rent-free in a student room in Stoddard Hall. The award is an annual distribution to an upper-class student majoring in Germanic or Slavic languages. 

Local & Regional Resources

Cincideutsch Scholarship Program

Founded in 2011 by native German speakers and Americans who had lived in German-speaking countries, Cincideutsch is a group of Cincinnatians that aims to promote modern German language and culture in Cincinnati.

The Cincideutsch Scholarship Program is a way to support students of the German language, therefore
promoting the mission of Cincideutsch. To be considered for the Cincideutsch Scholarship Program,
applicants must fulfill the following criteria.

  1. The applicant must be enrolled full-time at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Xavier University, or Northern Kentucky University.
  2. The applicant must be working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. If undergraduate, the applicant must be at the sophomore, junior, or senior level.
  3. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  4. The applicant must use the scholarships funds for qualified educational purposes associated with study abroad in a German-speaking countries.
  5. Submit a completed application with all supporting materials (see below) by June 1, 2019
  6. Applicants may not be or be related to Cincideutsch board members

The number and monetary amounts of the scholarships will vary year to year and will be based on merit AND financial need. In 2019, Cincideutsch will offer three $500 awards. Scholarships may be renewed for a second year, but a new application must be submitted every year. Applicants may apply as often as they like, but can only be awarded a scholarship two times over the course of their studies (whether undergraduate or graduate).

Applications must include the following:

  1. A completed application form, including all financial information
  2. Official transcript from the applicant’s current university
  3. One recommendation letter
  4. Depending on number of applicants, Cincideutsch board members may choose a certain number of
    applicants as finalists and then ask them to interview with the board.
Please email Cincideutsch at with any questions and for current application forms.