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300 Scholarships for Refugees Created at American Colleges

During the academic year now ending, 200 colleges have created some 300 scholarships, worth over $200,000, for refugee students, it was announced today by Catherine Deeny, executive secretary of the Intercollegiate Committee to Aid Student Refugees. This will enable the most outstanding students of Central Europe, whose studies have been interrupted and whose lives have been endangered because of the policies of the Nazi government, to continue their studies in American colleges.

Of the scholarships that have been secured through the cooperation of administrations, faculties and student bodies, 112 have already been filled by the International Student Service. Of these, more than 80 have been used this year and the remainder will be used next year. Of the students placed by International Student Service, about 55 per cent are Jewish and 45 per cent are Gentile. The participating colleges are located in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

The first issue of “Common Cause,” a four-page bulletin, to be published five times a year by the American Committee for Christian German Refugees has appeared. It contains information relative to the German refugee problem and events in Nazi Germany with their repercussions on world affairs. The editors are Dr. Ernst Wilhelm Meyer, executive secretary of the Committee’s new Department of Education, and Dr. Henry Smith Leaper, foreign secretary of the Federal Council of Churches.

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