Alexander Voigt Memorial
Alexander Voigt Memorial Scholarship
The Alexander Voigt Memorial Scholarship honors the life of Alex Voigt, who was an international exchange student from Germany to St. Cloud, MN in 2014. He attended Technical High School, where he made his mark as a member of both the soccer and track teams. Known for his compassion, aptitude and adventurous spirit, Alex was a bright and charismatic young man. While participating in an aerial tour over his adopted city, during the final week of his exchange in June, Alex was taken in a fatal crash. His family, so touched by the outpouring of support they received from the St. Cloud and YFU communities, and as strong believers in the importance of studying abroad, has funded this scholarship in their son’s honor. Finalists for the scholarship will be reviewed by a board of St. Cloud representatives chaired by Mayor Dave Kleis who was Alexander’s host father while in MN, together with the Voigt/Jetter Family.
This is a full scholarship.
The Alexander Voigt Memorial Scholarship offers the opportunity for a high school student from St. Cloud, MN (preference will be given to applicants from Technical High School) to spend a year as an exchange student in Germany. No previous language experience is required. Students who have previously participated in a semester or year exchange in another country are not eligible for the German programs and scholarships.
To be eligible, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
Have a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
Be a high school student in St. Cloud, MN
Students must meet the age requirements listed on the Germany country page.
Complete Application Includes
Complete Online Application
Host Family Letter
1 Teacher Recommendation
3 Short Answer Essay Questions
5 Candid photos
1 Profile Picture (headshot)
$75 Nonrefundable YFU Application Fee (paid directly to YFU)
Round-trip travel (domestic & international)
Placement with a carefully selected host family
Local pre-departure orientation for recipient and parents
National pre-departure orientation for recipient
24 hour student support services in host country
Opportunity to meet with the Voigt/Jetter Family who are sponsoring the scholarship
Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for
Visa fees (if necessary)
Any excess luggage tariffs
Personal spending money
Communication with the Voigt/Jetter Family while on program
Final program report and photos, due withing one month of return, detailing the exchange experience that will be shared with the Voigt/Jetter Family
All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.
Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.
PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.
If applying for multiple scholarships, please indicate each scholarship's name and code on your application. All scholarship recipients are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the scholarship selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.