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Beechwood Grad Awarded International Scholarship

A Beechwood High School graduate was awarded an international scholarship recently.

Brandt Coleman, who graduated from Beechwood in 2013, was selected for a graduate scholarship in the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) program, out of hundreds of applicants, according to a news release.

The award consists of a full master's degree program at a German university, a monthly stipend, travel subsidy to Germany, funds to cover study-related travel to science schools and supplemental programs along with health, accident, and personal liability insurance coverage.

The award is worth on average $18,000 per year in addition to a full graduate tuition scholarship at a German university (which averages €20,000 annually at a German public university).

Brandt is studying towards a master of science degree in environmental science at the Universität Bayreuth in Bavaria.

No more than twenty students a year are admitted into the program which is included in the Elite Network of Bavaria.

Coleman is a summa cum laude and university honors scholar graduate of the University of Louisville with degrees in environmental analysis, marine biology (New College of Florida in Sarasota and the Universität of Rostock in Germany), and environmental archaeology.

Brandt is a previous U.S. State Department Fellow to Germany and returns to Germany for his graduate studies. 

-Staff report

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