Lycoming students receive scholarships to study in Germany

Lycoming College juniors Rachel Bowman and Elizabeth Hughes were recently awarded the prestigious DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which is the German equivalent of the Fulbright Program in America.

Bowman is a German, archaeology and art history major from Lebanon, Ohio, and will attend Otto-Friedrich-Universitat, Lycoming’s affiliate institution in Bamberg, Germany, this fall.

Hughes is an art major from Methuen, Mass., and will attend FU-BEST, Freie Universitat Berlin European Studies program next spring.

Both students were chosen by a committee comprised of academics and international experts through a highly competitive selection process, which included an essay and letters of recommendation from faculty and staff members.

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education and provides financial support to more than 70,000 individuals per year. DAAD 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.