Laski Scholarship

Study Abroad in Germany / NAU CIE  

AY, Semester, and Summer Programs: GO TO Germany - Contact Carolyn Christianer 

Apply for the Laski Scholarship / Deadline to Apply for AY and Fall and Spring March 26th

The Center for International Education (CIE) and the Department of Global Languages and Cultures (GLC) announce the Laski Scholarship for Studying Abroad in Germany. This scholarship is specifically 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: 
  • We encourage all students with financial need to apply for consideration (students must have filed FAFSA). If any student wishes to accept an amount less than the amounts below due to financial aid issues, please contact   
  • Graduate/Undergraduate in good standing enrolled at Northern Arizona University;
  • Participating in an NAU study abroad program through the Center of International Education;
  • Financial Need (verified through NAU financial aid - students must have applied for FAFSA);
  • Commendable Academic Record;
  • 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 and 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. Please apply for this scholarship on the CIE website: Laski Scholarship Application 


AY or FALL or SPRING 2018-2019: $2,524.90 each (THREE)

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.