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Scholarships & Prizes

The Classics Department offers a number of scholarships and prizes to undergraduate majors and minors.

NIAF Pellegri Program scholarships:  Made possible by a generous grant from the National Italian American Foundation, these scholarships are meant to encourage the study of Latin and the legacy of ancient Rome in America.  They include:

  • Tuition scholarships for students who took Latin in high school and continue to study it at UMCP;
  • Scholarships for students studying abroad on one of our short-term programs in Italy.

Avery Prize for Excellence in Latin: Named for William T. Avery, a founding member of the Department, and endowed by his widow Frances Avery and other contributors to the Avery Scholarship Fund, the prize is awarded by a vote of the faculty and includes a monetary award of $1000.

Hubbe Prize for Excellence in Ancient Greek: Named for Rolf O. Hubbe, an emeritus professor of Greek, the prize is also awarded by a vote of the faculty and includes a monetary award of $1000.

Louis Gerber Scholarship:  Endowed by Mr. Louis Gerber in honor of his mother, Sylvia Gerber, who taught Latin for many years in the Washington, DC public schools, the scholarship is open to students who plan a career that includes the teaching of Latin.  Applications are solicited from majors early in the spring semester and should include a transcript and a statement of career plans.

Mildred Steyer Scholarship: Mr. Keith Steyer has established an annual $1000 scholarship in honor of his mother.  Applications are solicited from majors.

Odyssey Scholarships: Two or more Odyssey scholarships may be given in the course of an academic year to support Classics majors with unmet financial need.  These may be used to pay for study abroad.  Applications are solicited from majors and minors, and should include a transcript and a description of the purpose for which the funds will be used.