Lycoming College students receive scholarships to study in Germany

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College juniors Rachel Bowman and Elizabeth Hughes were recently awarded the prestigious DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which is the German equivalent of the Fulbright Program in America.

Bowman is a German, archaeology and art history major from Lebanon, Ohio, and will attend Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Lycoming’s affiliate university in Bamberg this fall.

Hughes is an art major from Methuen, Mass., and will attend FU-BEST, Freie Universität Berlin European Studies program next spring.

Both students were chosen by a committee comprised of academics and international experts through a highly competitive selection process, which included an essay and letters of recommendation from faculty and staff members.

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. It offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education and provides financial support to more than 70,000 individuals per year. DAAD also represents the German higher education system abroad, promotes Germany as an academic and research destination, and helps build ties between institutions around the world.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.