Scholarships & Funding

Funding for Further Studies in Classics

CAMWS Manson A. Stewart Undergraduate Award

This award of $1,000 is given to outstanding Classicists nominated by professors. Nominees are expected to take a minimum of two Latin or Greek courses during their junior and senior year, in which the award is made. No institution may nominate more than two students per year. The deadline for nominations is a January 6, 2018, and the deadline for applications is January 30, 2018. For more information visit the CAMWS website

SCS Lionel Pearson Fellowship

This fellowships provides up to $24,000 for a year of study at an English or Scottish university. Applicants who have obtained their B.A. in Greek, Latin, or Classics from any American or Canadian college/university in the academic year 2016 - 2017, or will have completed it during 2017- 2018, may apply. The Faculties of Classics of both Oxford and Cambridge Universities have generously offered to provide a tuition subvention for any Pearson Fellow enrolled at their institution. Nominations for the fellowship will be accepted through October 2, 2017. Application materials will be sent to nominators and/or nominees via e-mail by October 9, and the completed application must arrive at the offices of the Society for Classical Studies by 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 13, 2017. For more details visit the SCS website.

SCS Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

This scholarship of up to $4,500 is for minority students who would like to participate in classical summer programs, field schools, language programs, whether in modern or classical languages. Funding is available for other similar programs--including UD's very own Summer in Rome Program--as long as the project furthers the student’s knowledge of classics or classical archaeology. The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) provides a list of previous winners and their projects which can be consulted for ideas. Applicants must be sponsored by a member (Dr. Danze) of the SCS and application materials must be emailed to Dr. Helen Cullyer, the Executive Director of the SCS, at helen.cullyer@nyu.edu by 5:00 pm EST on December 8, 2017. Results will be announced by the end of January. More information can be found on the SCS website.

Eta Sigma Phi Scholarships

If you are a member of Eta Sigma Phi, consider applying for one of these generous scholarships during your junior and/or senior year. The application deadlines are typically in February. Please note also that you can continue to apply for these scholarships after you graduate from UD.

For Juniors & Seniors

R. Butts Summer Scholarship for Fieldwork in Archaeology

This scholarship of $2000 is open to members of Eta Sigma Phi who will be rising juniors, seniors, or newly graduated in the coming summer (and to members who have completed their BA in the last eight years). Preference is given to undergraduates and to those who have no experience in archaeological fieldwork. The application deadline is February 15. The committee gives attention to the quality of the applicant’s work in Greek, Latin, and related courses as well as his/her contribution to the activities of Eta Sigma Phi at the local and national level. The award will be issued as a reimbursement after proof of participation in fieldwork. Please visit Eta Sigma Phi's website for more information.

Theodore Bedrick Scholarship for the Vergilian Society at Cumae

This scholarship of up to $2,900 is open to members of Eta Sigma Phi who will be rising juniors and seniors this summer or who have received their BA within the last eight years (but have not completed a doctoral program).
The application deadline is February 15 and winners will be announced about April 1. The committee gives attention to the quality of the applicant’s work in Greek and Latin, intention to teach at the secondary-school or college level, and contribution to the activities of Eta Sigma Phi at the local and national level. Please visit Eta Sigma Phi's website for more information.

For Seniors

Bernice L. Fox Latin Teacher Training Scholarship

This award of $750 is open to Eta Sigma Phi members who are now teaching or preparing to teach at the pre-collegiate level and who expect to receive their BA before this summer (or have received it in the last 10 years). The application deadline is February 15, and the award will support a summer activity contributing to the recipient’s preparation for teaching. For examples of such summer activities and for more information about this scholarship, please visit Eta Sigma Phi's website.

Brent Malcolm Froberg Scholarship to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

This scholarship of up to $3,025 is open to members of Eta Sigma Phi who have received their BA in the last eight years or who will have received it by June 1 of the present year. Eta Sigma Phi covers half of the program fee and the American School remits the other half. The application deadline for the American School is January 15. The application deadline for this scholarship is February 15, and winners will be announced about April 1.  The committee gives attention to the quality of the applicant’s work in Greek and Latin, intention to teach at the secondary-school or college level, and contribution to the activities of Eta Sigma Phi at the local and national level. Please visit Eta Sigma Phi's website for more information.

Scholarship for the American Academy in Rome

This scholarship of $3,575 is open to members of Eta Sigma Phi who have received their BA within the last eight years or who will have received it by June 1 of the present year and who have not completed a doctoral program.
The application deadline is February 15 and winners will be announced about April 1.  The committee gives attention to the quality of the applicant’s work in Greek and Latin, intention to teach at the secondary-school or college level, and contribution to the activities of Eta Sigma Phi at the local and national level. For more information, please visit Eta Sigma Phi's website

For Excavations and Field Schools

AIA Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) awards many $1000 scholarships per year to help pay the expenses of an archaeological field program (minimum length one month/4 weeks). The application will be available in December 2017, and the application deadline is March 1, 2018. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have begun their junior year. Two letters of recommendation are required.  It is also required that they have never previously participated in an archaeological project. Both academic achievement and financial need are considered. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply. Please visit the AIA website for more information about the scholarship and previous recipients (including a fellow UD student).

CAMWS Excavation/Field School Award

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) awards three $2,000 scholarships per year for participation in a summer excavation or field school at an archaeological site in the Greco-Roman world. Generally one undergraduate and one graduate student receive an award, but teachers may apply as well. Applicants must be members of CAMWS (student membership costs $30), and applications are due January 30, 2018. Please visit the CAMWS website for more information.

The Cohen Family American Archaeology Abroad Fellowship

This fellowship provides $1500 for the expenses of an overseas excavation project to one or two students majoring in archaeology or a related field. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and will be assessed on past academic achievement as well as on potential for contribution to the field of archaeology. Fellowship recipients must write weekly blog entries about their experiences for publication on the AAA website. Applications are typically due in March. To view the blogs of previous fellows and to learn more about the fellowship, please visit the AAA website.

Etruscan Foundation Fieldwork Fellowship

This fellowship carries an award of $2000 and supports participation in field schools or archaeological fieldwork at Etruscan and Italic sites in non-Greek Italy. Applications are due February 23, 2018 and must be received via the United States Postal Service. All applicants must be members of the Etruscan Foundation (student membership costs $45). For more information about the fellowship and for application materials, please visit the Etruscan Foundation's website

 

Background photo: the Temple of Hephaestus at Athens © 2016 by Isabella Villanueva, BA '18