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. Most of these scholarships are housed on Scholarship Universe and can be found by searching for the scholarship name using the search feature in the top corner:


Scholarships for Language Study

The Department will be awarding financial support to cover tuition costs for University of Arizona students interested in pursuing Greek or Latin language study during the Winter 2019-2020 session and/or during the Summer 2020 sessions.

Winter 2019: Study of Classical Greek Funding

The Department will be accepting applications for tuition scholarships for students interested in enrolling in GRK 101-Elementary Classical Greek I (fully online) during the upcoming Winter session (12/23/19-1/14/20). Multiple scholarships will be available for full or partial support of Winter Session tuition costs. For more information, see classics.arizona.edu/news/GreekFunding.

Application deadline: December 2, 2019. 

To apply, click the "Apply Now" link below and enter "Study of Classical Greek Funding" in the Scholarship Universe search engine.

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Study Abroad Funding

Classics Study Abroad Travel Awards

Need-Based Travel Awards and Merit-Based Travel Awards for Classics Study Abroad 

The Department will be offering travel grants in 2019-2020 to support students enrolled in Classics courses through the study abroad programs Arizona in Orvieto (Italy) or Arizona in the Aegean (Greece). Award amounts will range from $500-$3,000, depending on the number and quality of applicants and the availability of funds. Students are welcome to apply for all awards for which they are eligible.

Classics Study Abroad Travel Award: Need Based

Eligibility Requirements:

The UA Study Abroad Office manages the Need-Based Classics Travel Award, designed to help eligible University of Arizona students afford the costs of studying abroad. Their office will automatically determine your eligibility for the scholarship upon starting a study abroad application. For more information, see the overview of need-based Classics Travel Grants on the UA Global Study Abroad Scholarships webpage at the link below.

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Classics Study Abroad Travel Award: Merit Based

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants for the Merit-Based Classics Travel Award must be University of Arizona students with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least one Classics course through one of the following study abroad programs: Arizona in Orvieto (Italy) or Arizona in the Aegean (Greece).
  • Applications for this funding must be submitted through Scholarship Universe at the "Apply Now" link below.

Note that preference will be given to Classics and/or Religious Studies majors and minors, as well as to students enrolled in Greek or Latin language studies.

Application deadlines:

  • For Study Abroad in Spring 2020, the application deadline is October 25, 2019.
  • For Study Abroad in Summer 2020, the application deadline is February 25, 2020.
  • For Study Abroad in Fall 2020, the application deadline is April 25, 2020.

To apply, click the "Apply Now" link below and enter "Classics Study Abroad Travel Award" in the Scholarship Universe search engine.

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Cynthia White Travel and Study in Italy Award

The Cynthia White Travel and Study in Italy Award will be given in 2020 to students enrolled in a UA Classics course while participating in academic travel in Italy and/or study abroad programs in Italy. For more information, contact Professor White at ckwhite@email.arizona.edu.

In 2020, up to three Travel Awards of $500 will be available for each of the following programs:

  1. Explore Italy, offered during the 2020 summer pre-session. Explore Italy offers the pre-session course CLASSICS 310 - Rome in Film. Class meetings will be held on UA's Tucson campus from May 18-28, and the course will conclude with travel to Italy from May 29-June 7, 2020.
  2. Honors First-Year Trip C, offered July 6-August 6, 2020 in Rome and Paris. 

Interested students should apply at the Scholarship Universe link below. The application requires 1) a 500-word statement regarding what you hope to gain from the course and trip, and 2) an unofficial UA transcript. The application deadline is February 15, 2020.

To apply, click the "Apply Now" link below and enter "Cynthia White Award" in the Scholarship Universe search engine.

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ADDITIONAL Study Abroad Funding FOR cLASSICS Students

SILLC Global Award for Classics Majors

Classics majors (and other SILLC majors) are also eligible to apply for the SILLC Global Award, which typically offers $1,500-$2,000 in study abroad funding to awardees. More information can be found here


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). List of Outstanding Undergraduate in Classics Award Winners


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.