It’s such an extraordinary opportunity for him
— Larry Marsh, coordinator of the German Culture Center at UMSL

Seth Huntington, a Sophomore German major at UMSL, will study abroad in Germany supported by a St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities Language Immersion Scholarship.  The scholarship will allow him to attend an immersion program at the Goethe-Institute in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. This is a four-week program that 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.

Opportunities

K. Peter Etzkorn Scholarship

($2,500)

The K. Peter Etzkorn Scholarship is awarded to one student annually. Qualifications:

  • Full-time American student status at an accredited Missouri university in the St. Louis metropolitan area

  • Minimum of two years German study at the university level

  • Student must study abroad in Karlsruhe, Germany (birthplace of K. Peter Etzkorn) or Stuttgart, Germany.

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Roy Leimberg Scholarship

($2,500)

Roy Leimberg Scholarship for Goethe Institute Total Immersion is awarded to one student annually.

Qualifications:

  • Full-time American student status at an accredited Missouri university in the St. Louis metropolitan area

    • High school students may also apply. Application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from their teacher.

  • Minimum of two years German study at the university level

  • Student must use scholarship award to attend a total immersion language course at a Goethe Institute in Baden-Württemberg.

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Grants

Three high schools in the St. Louis area have partnered with schools in Stuttgart and apply annually for $1,000 grants to support exchanges with their partner schools:

  • Lindbergh High School with Geschwister-Scholl Gymnasium

  • John Burroughs High School with Ferdinand Porsche Gymnasium

  • Parkway South high School with Hegel Gymnasium.

A donation of $2,000 is awarded annually to:

  • The German Culture Center at University of Missouri-St. Louis for resources that support area German teachers.

  • The German School Association in support of German instruction to students of all ages

  • German programs at Saint Louis University and Webster University who partner with universities in Stuttgart and 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.