Lycoming College junior Tracy Jo Bowers, a German and music major from Red Lion, Pa., was recently awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Undergraduate Scholarship to Germany.
Bowers, the fifth Lycoming student to receive the scholarship, will be attending Lycoming's affiliate university in Bamberg, Germany, next spring. She was chosen by a committee through a highly competitive selection process which included an essay and letters of recommendation from Dr. Len Cagle, assistant professor of German, and Dr. Fred Thayer, professor of music.
DAAD is an organization of higher-education institutions in Germany which promotes international academic cooperation. Its mission is to make it financially possible for students from the United States to study in Germany, to promote the study of German language, literature and arts, and to create a cultural experience for young German scholars all over the world.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.