Student Receives Prestigious Research Scholarship in Germany

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Lucy Nga Than ’13 has been awarded a 10-month research scholarship to study and research in Germany by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Than will be able to further her research on her current project, “Education as a Means of Integration for Young Vietnamese Immigrants in Germany.”

As a mathematics-economics major and a history minor, Than participated in an Agnes Scott German Studies Program trip to Germany (funded by The Halle Foundation) in May 2012. Than also visited several Vietnamese families during her stay in Germany and interviewed them about their migratory experience, their everyday life in Germany, and how their and their children’s sense of identity has changed over time.

After interviewing a student from the University of Hamburg, Than was inspired to research the education system of Germany and how first generation of Vietnamese students integrate into the system.

As the second consecutive Agnes Scott student to receive this scholarship, Than will continue her research during her time in Germany.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.