Grants & Scholarships
St. Louis - Stuttgart Sister Cities raises money at their annual major fundraiser, Winterball Karneval, to support high school teachers and their exchanges, German language instruction, study abroad, and total immersion experience in Stuttgart or Baden-Württemberg area.
Three high schools in the St. Louis area have partnered with schools in Stuttgart: Lindbergh High School with Geschwister-Scholl Gymnasium; John Burroughs High School with Ferdinand Porsche Gymnasium and Parkway South high School with Hegel Gymnasium. Each school applies for a grant annually for up to $1,000 to support high school exchanges with their partner schools.
A donation of $2,000 is awarded annually to the German Culture Center at University of Missouri - St. Louis that provides resources and support to area German teachers.
A donation of $2,000 is awarded annually to the German School Association that provides German instruction to students of all ages.
A donation of $2,000 is awarded annually to support their German programs at Saint Louis University and Webster University who partner with universities in Stuttgart and Baden-Württemberg.
K. Peter Etzkorn Scholarship for Studies in Stuttgart or Karlsruhe
If you are a full-time American student from the St. Louis metropolitan area at an accredited Missouri university with a minimum of two years German study at the university level, you are eligible to apply for the K. Peter Etzkorn Scholarship of $1,500. The scholarship is awarded to one student annually beginning in 2018 who will study at a university in Karlsruhe, birthplace of K. Peter Etzkorn, or Stuttgart.
Roy Leimberg Scholarship for Total Immersion at a Goethe Institute in Baden-Württemburg Area
If you are a full-time American student from the St. Louis metropolitan area at an accredited Missouri university with a minimum of two years German study at the university level, you are eligible to apply for the Roy Leimberg Scholarship for up to $2,500 to assist in traveling to Germany for studies. High school students may also apply if recommended by their teacher. The scholarship will be awarded to one student annually who will attend a total immersion language course at a Goethe Institute in Baden-Württemberg.
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Seth Huntington headed to Germany on SLSSC scholarship
Seth Huntington, a Sophomore German major at UMSL, will study abroad in Germany supported by a St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities Language Immersion Scholarship that he was awarded in February at the 2015 Winter Ball. The scholarship will allow him to attend an immersion program at the Goethe-Institute in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. The four-week program begins in August 2015 and requires him to speak German and only German during his stay. The St. Louis native grew up in Overland, in north St. Louis County, and hasn’t ever been to Germany.
“It’s such an extraordinary opportunity for him,” said Larry Marsh, coordinator of the German Culture Center at UMSL. When Huntington’s not in class, he’s assisting at the center. “Seth has an excellent ear and pronunciation for the language,” Marsh said. It was something that Marsh immediately admired about Huntington and one of the many reasons he took him on as his assistant.
After Seth completes the language immersion program, he will stay in Germany to continue his study abroad for a full year. He plans on attending Leipzig University and will continue to complete upper-level coursework for his major, including a couple of literature courses. He intends to graduate from UMSL in May 2016.
German Student at University of Missouri-St. Louis in Baden-Württemberg
Each year St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities provides a stipend of $750 to help with the purchase of books and supplies to a German student who will study at University of Missouri-St. Louis for a year.