Honors and Awards

awards ceremonyDelta Phi Alpha German Honor Society

The Heidelberg Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, a national German honor society, was recognized in 1965. Membership invitations may go to students who are at least sophomores, are registered in a German 300 or 400-level course, hold a B+ average in German and are recommended by the Department of Languages faculty.


Helmut Fischer Prize in German-American Studies is awarded to a student (or students) who in the past year excelled in German Studies or in fostering German-American understanding.

  • 2014: Kenzie Lundquist
  • 2013: April Davidson
  • 2012: Sebastian Williams
  • 2011: Kayla Graves
  • 2010: Joshua J. Olewiler and Thomas S. Turoczi

The Jane Frost Kalnow Memorial Fund Award in German Language and Literature is an annual cash award for one or more scholastically outstanding German majors.

  • 2014: Ana Taylor
  • 2013: Erik Furst
  • 2012: Brian Melton
  • 2011: Amanda Bretz and Erik Furst
  • 2010: April L. Davidson

The Eleanor Schlichter Grove Scholarship encourages the dedicated and committed study of German language, literature, and culture.

  • 2014: Summer Hunter-Kyser
  • 2013: Hannah Long-Higgins
  • 2012: Sebastian Williams (first year)