Nina Navabi wins National German Exam Scholarship
Congratulations to Nina Navabi ’25 who was selected for the AATG/Pädagogischer Austauschdienst National German Exam Scholarship—Deutschland Plus! This summer, Nina will live with a host family for 3 weeks and immerse herself in German culture and history.
To qualify for the scholarship, Nina completed an intense 4-part exam assessing her fluency in reading, hearing, and comprehension of the language. She was then interviewed by a committee of high school teachers and college professors of German. Over 11,900 students competed for the scholarship. Nina joins 47 other students nationwide (the only student from the DC/MD area) receiving the scholarship. “This year’s prize winners are some of the finest students in the US,” said Michael Shaughnessy, Executive Director of the AATG, in a press release. “The prize is a great reward for excellence in learning German—and the best way to better get to know a fascinating language and culture through firsthand experiences living with a German family and attending school.”
Nina has been studying the language since she was 4 years old growing up in a multilingual home; with her mother, from Germany, and her father, from Iran, who speaks Farsi. She regularly attends German school on Saturdays and looks forward to experiencing German culture firsthand and practicing her skills.