Funding for Winter Session Study of Latin!

Dec. 1, 2023
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Congratulations to Jacqueline Valenzuela-Gil (Classics & Pre-Business double major), who has received a Classics Language Tuition scholarship to study Latin 101 during the 2023 Winter Session! 

Jacqueline writes: “I would love to learn Latin because of its connection to other languages. I’ve been taking a Classical Mythology class during the Fall semester, and during the class we’ve been taught a few Latin words. I genuinely think it's super interesting to see how Latin words have been integrated into languages like English, and the fact that learning Latin could help me better understand English is something that’s really appealing to me. I am also someone who's interested in learning more languages throughout my life and I really believe that learning Latin could help me with that.” 

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is excited to offer support to majors in the Department of Religious Studies and Classics who would like to begin their study of Latin this winter!  

LAT 101 - Elementary Latin I will be available fully online during the upcoming Winter Session

(Scholarship information for GRK 101 during Winter Session can be found here.)

For Classics and/or Religious Studies majors interested in enrolling in LAT 101 in Winter 2023, the Department is offering multiple scholarships for full or partial support of Winter Session tuition. To be eligible for this funding, students must be a declared major in the Department and commit to enrolling in LAT 102 in the Spring 2024 semester. (Students can declare a major in Classics here and/or declare a major in Religious Studies or Religious Studies for Health Professional here.)

To apply for funding to help cover Winter 2023 tuition for LAT 101, please submit your application materials by Monday, December 4, 2023. Application materials should be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Marcela Thompson at

The application must include 1) a statement of application and 2) a University of Arizona transcript showing your CLAS, RELI, or RSHP major. Detailed instructions are as follows:

  1. Please submit a statement of application, which includes the following:

  • At the top of your statement, please list 1) your name, 2) your University of Arizona email address, 3) your major(s) and minor (if applicable), 4) your anticipated graduation date from the University of Arizona, and 5) a statement confirming that you have enrolled in LAT 102 for the following Spring semester.
  • In 1-2 pages, respond to the following prompts:
    • Describe what you find interesting about studying Latin. Why would you like to pursue this course of study?
    • Describe your commitment and ability to devote significant time to the study of Latin during Winter Session.
    • Briefly discuss your financial needs for tuition coverage for Winter Session.
    • Note any academic strengths and qualifications you have that will help you make the most of this opportunity for intensive language study.
    • Finally, please list the name and contact information of a UA faculty member who can serve as a reference for you.
  1. The application also requires a University of Arizona transcript. It is fine to send an unofficial transcript.


To apply, please email all application materials listed above to Ms. Marcela Thompson ( by December 4, 2023.

Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Seat at