College of Arts and Sciences

Classical Studies

Scholarships and Awards

Classics majors are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships to support undergraduate study of the Classical languages and civilization of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Departmental Scholarships

Every year, the Department of Classical Studies awards scholarships to majors in Classical Studies in support of their studies here on the Bloomington campus and abroad in Greece and Rome, either travelling or in study abroad programs. Applications are available in January and February from the Department office (Morrison 323) and the deadline is usually in the week before spring break. For details, contact the Department office (855-6651) or the academic advisor, Professor Bannon. You may be eligible to apply for more than one of these awards, so please consult the descriptions below for eligibility requirements.

  • Lillian Gay Berry 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 for students who intend to teach, preferably at the high school level. Awards are based on scholastic accomplishment, merit, and demonstrated financial need.
  • Gertrude Johnson Scholarship: Established by Drs. Fred and Lola Case to honor Fred Case's Latin teacher at Logansport High School. Gertrude Johnson taught Latin at the secondary level for several years in Indiana and was a pupil of Lillian Gay Berry when she was a student at Indiana University. Preference is given to students who intend to teach Latin at the secondary level.
  • 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.
  • Norman T. Pratt Traveling Scholarship: The purpose of this award is to allow a qualified undergraduate or graduate major in Classical Studies at Indiana University to gain firsthand knowledge of the people and monuments of classical lands. Consequently, preference will be given to candidates who have not previously traveled to Greece or Italy. This Fellowship is awarded in honor of Professor Emeritus Norman T. Pratt.

Additional Scholarships

In addition to Departmental scholarships, there are a number of local and national grant competitions open to majors in Classical Studies. Some of these awards can be used to support study abroad, too! For details and deadlines, please follow the links below.

  • The College of Arts and Sciences at IUB offers a variety of annual scholarship competitions.
  • The American Classical League offers scholarships for students enrolled in classes required for Latin certification as well as several grants for Latin teachers attending the ACL annual meetings for the first time.
  • The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) awards the Manson A. Stewart Scholarship. Sophomores and juniors majoring in Classics are eligible to apply for this scholarship, if they plan to take at least two courses in Latin and/or Greek during their junior or senior year (i.e. the year for which the scholarship is awarded). The application process for the Manson Stewart begins in late fall.
  • The Lionel Pearson Scholarship, awarded by the Society for Classical Studies (our national Classics organization), supports study at a British University. The competition is open to seniors majoring in Greek, Latin, Classics, or closely related fields at any American or Canadian college or university. The application process for the Pearson begins in early fall.
  • The Society for Classical Studies offers a Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology for promising minority undergraduates. ┬áThis scholarship supports summer study that will further an undergraduate's preparation for graduate work in classics or classical archaeology. Applications are submitted in the fall.