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Undergraduate Scholarships: German

Ambassador of Switzerland Prize in German
  • Established through a generous gift of the Ambassador of Switzerland.
  • (For Any year) - To be awarded to an outstanding student in the Department of German Languages and Literature.

 

Ann (Medres) Glass Memorial Scholarship in Yiddish
  • Established by Professor Irving Glass, Institute of Aerospace Studies, and supported by the friends and colleagues in memory of Anne (Medres) Glass.
  • (For Any year) - It is awarded to an outstanding student with particularly high achievement in Yiddish.

 

Bella and Solomon Shek Award in Yiddish Studies
  • Established through generous donations from the family of the late Solomon Isaac Shek.
  • (For Any year) - Student submitting the best essay on a Yiddish scholar, humanistic and progressive writer, like Sholem Aleichem, I.L. Peretz, Mendele Mocher Sforim, or those who came after them in the Americas and Europe. Apply to the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures by March 15.

 

Department of German Student Award
  • Established by the donations of various donors to the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Annual Fund.
  • (For Any year) - It is awarded to an undergraduate student in the Department of German.  Financial need must be considered, where academic merit will also be considered.
  • OSOTF

 

Fania and Aron Fainer Prize in Yiddish
  • Established through the gifts from friends and family of Fania and Aron Fainer, on their 50th wedding anniversary.
  • (For Any year) - It is awarded to a student in Yiddish language who will continue in the study of Yiddish at the undergraduate level at the University of Toronto or at the graduate level.  Financial need must be considered, where academic merit will also be considered.
  • OSOTF

 

Helmut Krueger Undergraduate Scholarship in German
  • Established by Helmut Krueger, born in 1943 in Poland to ethnic German parents.  He grew up in West Germany after the war and attended public school there to grade 11.  He immigrated to Canada in 1962 and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  After completion of grade 12, he studied at the University of Manitoba in the Mechanical Engineering program.  He was fortunate to receive an NRC scholarship after completing his undergraduate degree and later received an MSc in Engineering Science.  He worked at U of T for many years.  Looking back at his time as a student, the financial support of various bursaries and scholarships always provided much needed financial help and positive reinforcement to carry on with his academic pursuits.  He established this award to provide financial help to students in need that have achieved a high academic standing and need encouragement during challenging times.
  • (For Any year) - Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a Specialist or Major Program in German, based on financial need and academic merit.

 

Hermann Boeschenstein Memorial Scholarship
  • Established through the gifts from the friends and colleagues of the late Hermann Boeschenstein.
  • (For Year II/III) - Student in the Specialist program in German. If no eligible candidates may be awarded to a student in a Specialist program in German combined with another discipline.

 

Percy Matenko Scholarship in Yiddish
  • Established through gifts from the family and friends of Percy Matenko, who graduated from the University of Toronto in 1924, receiving the Governor General’s awarded.  He later earned his PhD in German from Columbia University and taught German literature for many years at Brooklyn College.  In addition to being an eminent German scholar, Percy Matenko also acquired a reputation as a translator and poet of note.
  • (For Any year) - It is awarded to an outstanding student with particularly high achievement in Yiddish.

 

Sara Friede-Miransky Memorial Bursary in Yiddish Studies
  • Established by the donations from the friends and family of Sara Friede-Miransky.
  • (For Any year) - It is awarded to a student in a Yiddish language or literature course on the basis of financial need.  Academic merit will also be considered.
  • OSOTF