Richard and Evelyn Krummel are familiar names for Bemidji State students who studied German from the late 1960s through 1990.
The Krummels devoted their careers to helping students learn the rich history and culture of Germany through international study trips to Berlin. On one such trip, they witnessed the historic demolition of the Berlin Wall.
The Richard and Evelyn Krummel Scholarship was created following their passing — Richard in 2017 and Evelyn in 2018 — by the couple’s children and grandchildren in remembrance of their passion for language, scholarship and travel. It is awarded annually to a BSU sophomore, junior or senior participating in the Education Abroad Program and studying in a non-English speaking country.
Today, the Krummel family hopes its scholarship will allow BSU students to experience the adventure of international travel, language and global education, and encourage other donors to support global education at the university.