MSU students receive exchange scholarships

Posted at 9:50 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 09:51:13-04

Six Michigan State University students have been awarded scholarships from the German Academic Exchange, also known as DADD, which is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars.

Jacob Blythe was awarded an undergraduate scholarship. Bianca Castaneda, Jayson Kirkland, Sarah Walsh and Che Yang were accepted into the Research Internships in Science and Engineering program. Sahil Navlani was accepted into the RISE Professional program.

DAAD programs help create goodwill and professional relationships that will build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America. DAAD scholarships are highly competitive and recipients are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records and convincing project proposals or statements of purpose.

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to more than 112,500 individuals per year. DAAD also represents the German higher education system abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination and establishes ties among institutions around the world.