German School of Washington D.C. honors Hugo and Herta Mueller Scholarship Recipients -- Gazette.Net


The German School Washington D.C., in Potomac, honored three recipients of the 2013 Hugo and Herta Mueller Scholarship in a ceremony at the school June 4.

Vienna Cheshire and Julian Calloway, both of Bethesda, and Natalie Kaestner, of Potomac, all rising fifth-graders, received scholarships equal to 60 percent of tuition, extending through ninth grade at the school.

The scholarship is granted by the D.C.-based Hugo and Herta Mueller Foundation aiming at the advancement of the German language and culture in the United States.

“The selection committee was impressed by the outstanding achievements of these three students at such a young age. We are proud to contribute our share to the mutual understanding between the U.S. and Germany through this scholarship”, Head of School Waldemar Gries said.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, applicants must show a 2.5 grade point average and demonstrate a better than 3.0 grade point in German language instruction. The German grading system is based on a six point scale with one equaling “excellent” and six equaling “fail”.