The Vera Laski Scholarship
The Center for International Education (CIE) and the Department of Global Languages and Cultures (GLC) announce the Laski Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany. This scholarship is for students studying abroad in the Federal Republic of Germany.
These funds shall be used as a scholarship by a graduate or undergraduate student with the following criteria:
- Graduate/Undergraduate in good standing enrolled at Northern Arizona University
- Participating in an NAU study abroad program through The Center for International Education
- Financial Need (verified through NAU financial aid – students must have applied for FAFSA)
- Commendable Academic Record established by a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Submission of a 500 word essay describing what you believe the value is in studying abroad in Germany and when you look back on this experience, what do you hope to say that you have gained, academically, personally, and professionally
Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Department of Global Languages & Cultures Scholarship Committee, as designated by the CIE Director of Education Abroad, and in coordination with the NAU Office of Student Financial Aid. The annual scholarship award will be disbursed through your LOUIE account for the term during which the student studies abroad through an NAU program. All qualifying students are encouraged to apply.
Two awards per academic year of $3335.58.
Dr. Vera Laski
This Fund is established through a bequest from Dr. Vera Laski, late of Cave Creek, Arizona, by her last will and testament. Dr. Laski fled Berlin as one of the very first women in the early 1900's to receive a jurisprudence degree in Germany. She was also affiliated with the Sorbonne before immigrating to the United States via Haiti. Vera Laski was a published writer of plays, poetry, and fiction as well as one of the first anthropology scholars to focus on the Southwest. Vera Laski's collection of Southwestern artifacts is housed in the former Museum für Völkerkunde (now Ethnologisches Museum) in Dahlem/Berlin. Upon request, each Laski Scholarship recipient is given a copy of an article on Dr. Laski from International Fiction Review that was published shortly before Laski's death after years of interviews conducted by Dr. Marilya Veteto Reese.