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Halle Foundation awards $80,000 grant to Georgia State University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages

The Halle Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting German-American friendship and understanding, has awarded an $80,000 grant to Georgia State University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

The grant will support the exchange program between GSU and Erlangen University in Nuremburg, Germany. In addition to supporting the exchange program, the new grant will create a new award, The Halle Foundation Award for Outstanding German Student. The award will be given for the next three years, and will provide $1,500 to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student of German in Modern and Classical Languages. Finally, the Foundation’s support will create a three year scholarship award, at $5,000 per year, to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the German Department.

The Halle Foundation is an independent, public grant-making charity established by Claus M. Halle. Halle was a German native who lived in the U.S. for many years, and who wished to increase each country’s knowledge of the other’s social, geographical, political, cultural, legal and sporting customs.

For more information on the Halle Foundation, please visit http://www.thehallefoundation.org/