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Scholarship and Travel Award Application Instructions

To All Undergraduate students in the Department of Classics:

The Classics Department is pleased to invite applications for undergraduate scholarship awards.

There are three categories of award:  

1. Academic year scholarship

2. Summer language study scholarship

3. Awards to support study abroad and travel

Application DEADLINE is February 1, 2018; in some circumstances applications for travel funding may also be considered on a rolling basis. Application inquiries may be directed to

1. Jim Greenfield Scholarship

The award is intended for undergraduate students in Classics. The object of the Jim Greenfield scholarship is to enable exceptionally well-qualified students to devote the maximum time and energy to their study of the Classics at the University of Washington. While the first criterion is academic promise, an applicant's current means of support may also be taken into consideration; therefore, the amount of the award may vary from partial tuition to full tuition and some expenses. Successful candidates may reapply for the following year.

2. The Friends of Classics Scholarship for Summer Language Study

The purpose of the Friends of Classics Scholarship for summer study is to make it more feasible for students to pursue, or begin, the study of Latin and or Greek during summer term. Students considering beginning Latin or Greek in the summer are welcome to apply. While the first criterion is academic promise, an applicant's current means of support will also be taken into consideration.

3. Study Abroad and Travel Awards

The Classics Student Travel Endowment was created in 2007 through a very generous matching grant from an anonymous donor.  The match was met in 2009 through equally thoughtful and generous donations from many of the Department’s supporters, including several former participants in the Department’s Rome program.  The Endowment therefore represents, in a very real sense, the collective effort of many friends of the Department of Classics, all of whom believe, along with the anonymous donor who established the endowment, in the value and even necessity of study abroad for students in this discipline. 

Jim Greenfield Travel Bursary Awards are intended to help students pursuing study abroad or travel related to their study of the Classics. 

The Roseanna Wabel McDermott Awards, established to celebrate the power of education to transform people's lives, are intended to expand opportunities for students to study abroad. The aim of the fund is to make study abroad experiences more accessible to students and its goals are aligned with the goals of the University's Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and its Educational Opportunity Program: promoting academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and first generation college students at the University of Washington. 

Those wishing to apply for an award or awards should address a letter of between 300 and 500 words to Professor Catherine Connors, Chairman of the Department of Classics, to be received in the Department office by February 1, 2018. In the letter they should discuss why the study of Classics is important to them. The letter should include a brief discussion of the applicant's financial circumstances and indicate how an award would enable him or her to study and appreciate the Classics better. Applicants for a travel award should also include information about the costs and practicalities of their intended travel plans.

 All qualified students are encouraged to apply. Questions may be addressed to