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The German Studies Excellence Award at MIT, sponsored by Global Languages and MIT-Germany / MISTI, was started in 1997 to honor students of German in each academic year who exhibit unusually strong skills and effort in the study of German language and cultures in classes at MIT. The awards are decided by a jury of German Studies faculty and instructional staff.
Check back in spring of 2024 for updated information. The information below pertains to 2023.
We solicit work from students in MIT German classes in AY 2023 demonstrating original and creative excellence in German Studies. First Prize is a round trip flight to Germany. Second and Third place prizes also awarded.
Students may submit a piece of work such as a short essay, poetry, or writing assignment that was completed for a German class in either the Fall, IAP, or Spring semesters of AY 2023. We are looking forward to your submission! All entries must be submitted by April 24, 2023, to be considered for the award. Submission details:
All participants are required to attend the Award Ceremony on May 4, 2023, at 5:00-6:00 PM in 4-249.
Please contact your German instructor with any questions.
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The award ceremony in 2017 also marked the 20th anniversary of the Excellence Award for German Studies. This 2017 photo shows first prize winner Melinda Szabo, class of 2019 (center); Markus Buehler (left), McAfee Professor of Engineering and Faculty Director of MIT-Germany / MISTI; and Erin Schenck (right), Managing Director MIT-Germany at that time.