This scholarship is created in tribute to Sigrid Sommer who retired in March 2006 after having served for 20 years as Honorary Consul General of Germany for Las Vegas. This scholarship ensures that her name and legacy remain vivid among future generations of students who are selected to receive funds to study abroad at our partner site in Lüneburg, Germany or any other German USAC site approved by the UNLV Office of International Programs and Department of World Languages.

The annual Sigrid Sommer Scholarship shall be awarded to a student(s) meeting the following criteria at the time of application:

  1. Student must be enrolled full time at UNLV;
  2. Student must complete a UNLV International Programs Scholarship Application by the posted deadlines;
  3. Student must be at the undergraduate level;
  4. Preference will be given to a student who is a major or minor in German Studies; student enrolled in any German Studies courses are eligible to apply.
  5. Student must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average or higher;
  6. Student must complete a USAC application for enrollment in the USAC program for study at the Lüneburg, Germany or other German USAC site approved by the UNLV Office of International Programs and the Department of Foreign Languages.

Recipients may be eligible for this scholarship in subsequent years, provided they maintain the scholarship criteria and remain in good standing with the institution.

*Unless otherwise noted, all students who fill out a FAFSA or alternate need form and meet the criteria for the scholarship will be considered. No other application is needed.

*Selected award winner’s name is due to the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office by December 1st.