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Department of Classics Endowed Prizes
The Richard C. Jensen Prize
The Richard C. Jensen Prize is awarded annually to a Classics undergraduate major who has shown outstanding ability in Latin (by faculty nomination). This prize carries a monetary award.
The Thomas D. Worthen Prize
The Thomas D. Worthen Prize is awarded annually to a Classics undergraduate major who has shown outstanding ability in Ancient Greek (by faculty nomination). This prize carries a monetary award.
Other Departmental Awards
Financial Support for Language Study
The department is frequently able to offer support for students wishing to take intensive Greek or Latin language study in the summer or winter sessions. The number and amount of such awards vary year to year, and typically offers of support are contingent on students enrolling in the subsequent level of the language in the next semester. For more details, look on our news page, or check out the Greek Funding for Winter 2019 here.
The department is frequently able to offer travel grants in support of students' study abroad plans that involve Classics coursework. The number and amount of such awards vary year to year. We currently offer grants based both on need and merit, and all students who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to apply. Classics Majors, minors, and students enrolled in Greek or Latin language courses are usually given priority. For more details, look on our news page, or check out the 2019 grant details here.
Travel and Study in Italy Award
The Travel and Study in Italy Award will be given each year to a student pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in the Department of Classics at the University of Arizona. Awards will be made to students participating in academic travel in Italy and/or study abroad programs in Italy. For more information, contact Professor White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards of $1,000.00 are for majors and minors in our Classics B.A. program and for graduate students in the Classics M.A. program who seek to travel and/or study in Italy in connection with an academic program. We seek primarily to support students studying Greek and Latin literature and those preparing to teach K-12 Classics/Latin/Greek. To apply for the award, please submit a one-page letter detailing how you intend to use the award and one letter of recommendation to Professor White (email@example.com).
The Classics Outstanding Undergraduate in Classics Award
The UA Department of Classics' Outstanding Undergraduate in Classics Award acknowledges high-level academic performance as well as excellence outside the classroom in the form of independent research and/or exemplary community service (by faculty nomination). List of Outstanding Undergraduate in Classics Award Winners
External Awards and Scholarships
The Ariana Mercedes Economou/Hellenic Cultural Foundation Excellence in Modern Greek Award
The Hellenic Cultural Foundation honors an outstanding UA student each year. List of Excellence in Modern Greek Award Winners
- The Hellenic Cultural Foundation is an independent organization of the Greek community of Tucson. The HCF helped to found the Modern Greek Studies Program at the University of Arizona in 1984. In recent years, it has promoted excellence in the study of Greek language and culture (both ancient and modern) by offering annual scholarships to qualified students, who are enrolled in the Modern Greek Studies Program or are majoring in Ancient Greek Language or Civilization. Application forms are available in the departmental office of the Department of Classics; for the 2012-13 HCF Scholarship Announcement, click here.
- Lionel Pearson Fellowship for outstanding students in their final year of undergraduate study for a period of study at an English or Scottish university
- Minority Student Summer Scholarship to encourage talented members of minority groups to pursue a career in Classics, towards summer study or research, both in the United States and abroad.
- Manson A. Stewart Scholarship for undergrads majoring in Classics. ($1,000.00)
- CAMWS Awards for Elementary and Secondary Teachers & High School Students (Library/Teacher must be a member of CAMWS)
Eligibility: ETA SIGMA PHI members and alumni who have received a B.A. within the past 8 years or will have received it in during the current year, and who have not received a doctoral degree.
Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students. There are two summer sessions every year: Session I begins about the end of the first week of June and lasts two weeks, and Session II begins about the third week of June and lasts about six weeks.