College of Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies

Support the Department

Give Now buttonDonations to the Classics Enrichment Fund provide general support of the Department of Classical Studies, including both its students and faculty. If you would like to donate to this fund online, you can click the Give Now button.

The generous support of alumni and friends over the years has also led to the establishment of a number of funds that target specific areas and needs, including those listed below. If you would like to talk about setting up a new fund, please contact Matt Christ, chair of Classical Studies.

The Case Professor

In 2001 Fred Case left in his estate, in memory of his wife Lola, the funds for the Lola Austin Case Endowment in the Department of Classical Studies. The Endowment makes it possible for the Department to host a distinguished visiting professor for a semester. The visitor teaches two courses, including a large lecture course for undergraduates, presents a public lecture, and participates actively in the life of the Department.

  • Fall 2011 Case Visiting Assistant Professor - Daniel Osland University of Cincinnati
  • Fall 2008 Case Professor - David H. Porter Williams College
  • Fall 2005 Case Professor - William Anderson University of California, Berkeley

Departmental Scholarship Funds

Lillian Gay Berry Latin Scholarship:
Established by Lillian Gay Berry, who taught Latin at Indiana University from 1902 to 1943, for students majoring in Latin.

David and Jenny Curry Scholarship:
Established in 1944 by Jenny Foster Curry, in honor of her husband, to assist students interested in the study of Greek and Latin. Curry scholarships are given for study on the Indiana University campus and also for study abroad.

Alice Fox Award:
Established in 1996 by Philip A. Fox, to honor his mother, to support students who intend to teach, preferably at the highschool level. Awards are based on scholastic accomplishment, merit, and demonstrated fi nancial need.

Gertrude Johnson Scholarship:
Established by Drs. Fred and Lola Case to honor Gertrude Johnson, Fred Case's Latin teacher at Logansport High School. Johnson taught Latin at the secondary level for several years in Indiana and was a pupil of Lillian Gay Berry at Indiana University. Preference is given to students who intend to teach Latin at the secondary level.

Norman T. Pratt Traveling Fellowship:
Awarded in honor of Professor Emeritus Norman T. Pratt, this award allows a qualifi ed undergraduate or graduate major in Classical Studies at Indiana University to gain fi rsthand knowledge of the people and monuments of classical lands. Preference is given to candidates who have not previously traveled to Greece or Italy.

Verne Schuman Scholarship:
Established in 1997 to honor Professor Schuman, who taught in the department from 1926 to 1967, by one of his students. Schuman scholarships are for Indiana residents majoring in either Latin or Greek .