The AATG Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 to support study abroad in German-speaking countries for students. The initial goal of $100,000.00 was met in 2000 and a second goal of $250,000.00 was met in 2006 thanks to the many generous donations of AATG members, some having given annually since the fund was established.
Over the past years, the fund has grown to over $650,000. To date the fund has sent over 40 high school students abroad for summer study. Each student has returned home filled with language, new experiences and perspectives.
Find out more about the recipients of the Endowed Scholarship and their experiences in Germany.
AATG salutes patrons of the Endowed Scholarship Fund.
President's Circle ($5,000 and above)
Kathleen Betterman; Edward G. Fichtner; Wolfgang Mieder; Karl F. Otto, Jr.; John Paluch; Jo Sanders; Edith H. Stock; Lynne Tatlock and Joseph Loewenstein; Johanna Whiteman; and Helene Zimmer-Loew.
Second Millennium Club ($2,000 and above)
Karen Bahnick; Michael J. Böhler; Keith Cothrun; Sarah DeMaris; Robert Di Donato; Anita W. DiNapoli; Jürgen Eichhoff and Karin Eichhoff-Cyrus; Margy Gerber; Charles J. James; Arleen L. Pogue; Joanna M. Ratych; Claus Reschke; Jeffrey Sammons; Renate A. Schulz; Elizabeth A. and Terry Smith; Carolyn Spanier-Ladwig, John Stark; Inghilt Traenkle; and Sigrid Weinmann.
Founding Members ($1,000)
AATG Alaska Chapter; AATG Georgia Chapter; AATG Central Pennsylvania Chapter; AATG Washington (state) Chapter; Keith O. Anderson; Susan Anderson and Alexander Mathäs; Stuart Atkins; Karin Baumgartner; Herbert Boswau; Martha Brodersen; students of a high school German club; Sophia Holley Ellis; Christiane Frederickson; Joe K. Fugate; Paul Garcia; John Grandin; Carol Haring; Ingeborg Henderson; Gerlind Jenkner; Sidney M. Johnson; Christiane Keck; Shadia Khalifa; Ruth Lorbe; Michael M. and Erika A. Metzger; Rosmarie T. Morewedge; Kurt Mueller-Vollmer; Joan Murray; Valters Nollendorfs; Patricia Paulsell; Peter C. Pfeiffer; Judith Ricker and Mark Cory; Anneliese Scheef; Alexander Schwarz; Kathy Sheikh; Louise Planck Terry; Donna C. Van Handle; Jacqueline Vansant; Washington University German Department; Gerhard H. Weiss; John Welliver; Christopher Wickham; and an anonymous donor.
Several substantial gifts have been made in honor of colleagues, including a $1,000 made by Baldwin High School, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Western Pennsylvania AATG chapter in memory of Ann Lindner. Another generous gift was made by the 2001 and 2002 TraiNDaF classes in honor of Helene Zimmer-Loew.
Please consider becoming a patron of this fund and supporting the future of German studies in North America. The fund offers a direct opportunity for teachers of German to uphold a central aim of our profession, and every donation helps meet that goal. Your gift the Endowed Scholarship Fund will make a difference. Investing today provides life changing experience through study abroad to students for generations to come.