Welcome to the Max Kade German-American Center

Daniel Nützel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Daniel Nützel, former German professor and Director of the Max Kade German-American Center at IUPUI to honor his contributions to the German Program at IUPUI and the German-American community of Indiana. The scholarship supports undergraduate or graduate students to pursue a part-time professional internship with a German-American organization or institution for the duration of one semester or over the summer. The professional internship will provide hands-on learning experience in a community institution with a German-American tie, such as, but not limited to, the Athenaeum Foundation.

Eligible applicants are junior or senior undergraduate students enrolled with a major in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, or enrolled at IUPUI with a minor in German, or to a graduate student with a proven interest in German-American studies. Candidates must have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest in the non-profit sector, prior work or internship experience, German language skills and/or interest in German-American studies. Part-time or full-time students are eligible. The Liberal Arts on-line application must be completed at Application materials will include:

  • Student’s resume and transcript
  • Personal statement of interest in the field of German or German-American Studies;
  • Two letters of recommendation (for German Majors or Minors: one letter must be from a German professor).

The student must also complete an interview with the organization who will oversee the internship. If selected for the internship, hours will be arranged with the host organization. Students are encouraged to sign up for internship credit in accordance with their degree requirements.

Scholarship Amount: Approx. $1,500
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Department: World Languages & Cultures

For more information see the Liberal Arts website at or contact:

Karen Roesch, Director
Cavanaugh Hall 329
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
mko: 317-274-2330
o: 317-274-8740