Undergraduate Awards & Scholarships

Our department offers several scholarships and awards for students in Classics, as shown below. Scholarships for Religious Studies can be found here.

2021-2022 Awards and Scholarships


Generous Funding Available to Support Study Abroad With Arizona in Orvieto (Italy):

General Arizona in Orvieto Classics Award:

Awards of up to $1,000 are available for any UArizona student enrolled in CLAS 222 and/or CLAS 335 through the Arizona in Orvieto (Italy) Study Abroad Program. Priority will be given to Classics majors or minors, but all UArizona students (with any major/minor) can apply. The number and amount of awards will be determined by the number and quality of applications received.

Arizona in Orvieto Award for Classics Majors:

Awards of $1,000-$5,000 are available for Classics majors enrolled in CLAS 222 and/or CLAS 335 through the Arizona in Orvieto (Italy) Study Abroad Program. The number and amount of awards will be determined by the number and quality of applications received. Classics majors can apply for both the General Award and the Classics Majors Award.

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Cynthia White Travel and Study in Italy Award 2022 

Several awards of $800 are available for University of Arizona students enrolled in a UArizona Classics course while participating in Study Abroad programs in Italy.

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SILLC Global Award for SILLC Majors:

Awards of $1,500-$5,000 are available to SILLC majors to support participation in Study Abroad. SILLC majors include Classics, Religious Studies, Italian Studies and more. More information and application instructions can be found on the SILLC Global Award Fund webpage. 

Application deadline: January 21, 2022

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UA 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

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). 


 

Support Our Students

Please consider donating to Classics at the University of Arizona, to help ensure that our students continue to excel. To discuss opportunities for giving, please contact the Head of the Department, Dr. Karen Seat at kkseat@email.arizona.edu. You can donate online or download and submit our donation form (PDF). Thanks to our entire classics community for your support!

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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

Hellenic Cultural Foundation (HCF) Scholarships

  • 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

American Philological Association (APA) Awards

  • 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.

CAMWS Awards

  • 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)

Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarships

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.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Sessions

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.