Are you a student who is currently enrolled at a public or private college? Are you pursuing an internship in Germany? If so, we encourage you to apply for one of up to three Heinz Prechter Scholarships that are awarded annually. Created in 2002 by Dr. Ray Schaub, Michigan Chapter Board Member Emeritus, who coordinated internships with German companies for an entire generation of students at Eastern Michigan University, the Heinz Prechter Scholarship Program encourages and supports Michigan students to learn about German business and culture by living and working in Germany for an extended period of time. The stipends are named in honor of Heinz Prechter to honor the unparalleled contributions he made to the advancement of international relations between Germany and Michigan.

College and university professors who are conducting study projects directed at introducing a group of students to Germany, its culture, language, business environment and network, are also encouraged to apply.
To learn more about the Heinz Prechter Scholarship Program and the application process, we encourage you to read the details about the scholarships below. You can also contact Janina Luomala at +1 (248) 826-8806 or

Michigan Scholarships

“Thank you to the German-American Business Council for awarding me the Heinz Prechter Scholarship. It truly facilitated my internship and gave me the opportunity to travel and have new and enriching cultural experiences. Jacob is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in German Language for International Careers. While in college, he also minored in International Business and Communications.” -Jacob R. Lanczki