COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 20

May 31, 2005

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

City of Berlin Scholarship 2005

 

Since 1994 the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation, a non-profit organization in Berlin, Germany, has actively supported and developed German-American relations. As part of its work and in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the foundation has established a program entitled Berlin Helps the USA. This program has set up a scholarship fund to benefit young people who lost their parents as a result of the September 11 attacks.

 

The scholarship will finance a students tuition fees for one semester of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in an accredited private and/or public college and university in the United States. It also includes the option of an extension of this support for additional semesters. The fund can be used only for academic purposes that will lead to an associate degree, B.A., or M.A. degree.

 

Additional information and a scholarship application form may be found at the following website: http://www.cc-stiftung.de/en/awardsandstipends/cityofberlinscholarship/.

The application closing date is July 1, 2005. The application materials and any questions should be addressed to Claus Gramckow, c/o Checkpoint Charlie Foundation, City of Berlin Scholarship, 5646 N. 7th Street, Arlington, VA

22205; or Dr. Beverly Thurston (Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov), coordinator, history and social sciences and international education, Office of Middle and High Instruction at (804) 225-2893.

 

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