Alumni & Giving

Support that makes a difference

Our alumni and supporters enrich our department in many ways, creating opportunities for our Classical Studies students. Donations to the Classics Enrichment Fund provide general support for the Department of Classical Studies, including both its students and faculty. If you would like to donate to this fund online, please click the Give Now button. We appreciate your support.

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Endowments, scholarships, & fellowships

Over the years, generous alumni and friends have contributed to awards, endowments, fellowships, and scholarships, which help make it possible for our students to pursue their passions, for our faculty to conduct research, and for our department to host visiting faculty. We are grateful to our alumni, friends, and donors.

Lola Austin Case Endowment

In 2001, Fred Case left funds for the Lola Austin Case Endowment in his estate, in memory of his wife. The endowment supports the department’s faculty and students in many ways and makes it possible for our department to host periodically a distinguished visiting professor for a semester.

Edward A. Schrader Endowment

In 1969, Edward Schrader established an endowment to support a visiting professor in classical archaeology and to fund field research in classical archaeology by students and faculty.

Scholarships & Awards

Lillian Gay Berry Latin Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Lillian Gay Berry, a Latin teacher at Indiana University from 1902 to 1943, to support students majoring in Latin.

David and Jenny Curry Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1944 by Jenny Foster Curry, in honor of her husband, to assist students interested in studying Greek and Latin. Curry Scholarships are given for study on the Indiana University campus, as well as for study abroad opportunities.

Alice Fox Award

This award was established in 1996 by Philip A. Fox, in honor of his mother, to support 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

This scholarship was 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

This fellowship is awarded in honor of Professor Emeritus Norman T. Pratt. This award allows a qualified undergraduate or graduate major in Classical Studies at Indiana University to gain firsthand 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

This scholarship was established in 1997 to honor Professor Schuman, who taught in the Classical Studies department from 1926 to 1967, by one of his students. Schuman scholarships are for Indiana residents majoring in either Latin or Greek.