Every year the German Department awards two prizes:

1) The Consulate General Prize for Academic Achievement in German Literature and Culture, made available by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston, is awarded to that student who, in the judgment of the Department of German, has written the best paper as part of a German course at Amherst College.

2) The Consulate General Prize for German Studies, also made available by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston, is awarded to that junior or senior who, in the judgment of the Department of German, has made a superior contribution to any aspect of German Studies at Amherst College.

Each prize consists of a sizeable check, a certificate, and an entry on the student’s official transcript.

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