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Northwestern Top Producer of German Exchange Scholars

Northwestern is the top producer of Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.

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May 30, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University is the top producer of Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD) scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.

Northwestern has the most DAAD undergraduate scholars with four. The University also had eight research grants, three study scholarships, two internXchange awards and two Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) recipients.

The undergraduate scholars are Brian Bodensteiner, Emily Dolan, Alexandra Hunstein and Christopher Schmidt. The scholarship is designed for students interested in studying, completing research or interning in Germany. They will be awarded a monthly stipend, plus additional funds for travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.

German studies research grant recipients are Elizabeth Anderson Tyler Brandt, John Carnwath, Joel Morris, Sara Patrawala, Emilie Prattico, Victoria Prussing and Scot Rousse. This program gives research support ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500 to offset living ad travel costs during the active research phase.

Recipients of the study scholarship are Priya Fielding-Singh, Mark Hammervold and Brandon Lane. This award is for graduating seniors, recent graduates and graduate students pursuing graduate courses in Germany. Scholars receive monthly stipends to cover health insurance and provide a flat rate subsidy for travel costs.

The internXchange recipients are David Boucher and Veronica Cruz. This is a new summer internship program in Berlin for American journalism students. The first six weeks will be spent studying German politics and culture at the Freie Universität Berlin. The subsequent four weeks are spent interning with a German newspaper, magazine or radio station.

Recipients of the RISE internship are Eric Kramer and Laura Riegel. This program is designed to give students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on serious research projects. All participants receive stipends to help cover living expenses.

DAAD is the German national agency for support of international academic cooperation. It offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to more than 50,000 individuals per year. It also represents the German higher education system abroad, promotes Germany as an academic and research destination and helps build ties between institutions around the world.
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