IT is announced in The Times that a Hamburg merchant, who desires to remain anonymous, has created out of his private means a fund to provide in the first instance not fewer than four scholarships annually, each of the value of 3,000 Rm., for young British graduates who desire to study in Germany. These scholarships are to be known as the Hanseatic Scholarships. They will be tenable for one year, may be held in any subject, and will be open to all students of the universities of the British Empire, with a preference for students from Great Britain. The founder hopes that the Hanseatic Scholarships may help "to further closer relations and understanding between the German and British peoples and to promote a consciousness of European solidarity". The trust, of which the first patron is the German Ambassador at the Court of St. James's, will be assisted in the selection and guidance of the scholars by a German and a British committee. The British committee, as so far constituted, will consist of: Lord Lothian (chairman), Dr. W. G. S. Adams, Prof. E. D. Adrian, Dr. George Gordon, Sir Henry Tizard, and Prof. H. G. Fiedler (secretary), professor of German language and literature, University of Oxford, from whom further particulars may be obtained.