Scholarships and Awards for Classicists

I. Resources
General Source for Scholarships at UT: www.texasscholarships.org

College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Page

Liberal Arts Honors Scholarship Page
Includes links to various university and national scholarships.

College of Liberal Arts scholarship specialist: Patricia Ebert (ebert[at]mail.utexas.edu).  Ms. Ebert can address many questions you may have regarding scholarships.


II. Scholarships specifically for Classics students
American Philological Association-American Institute of Archaeology Minority Scholarships
Scholarship for summer study for minority students planning to do graduate work in classics or classical archaeology.

Classical Association of the Middle West and South: Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training Award
Scholarship for students seeking teaching certification in Latin.

Eta Sigma Phi Scholarships
Scholarships for recent graduates who are members of Eta Sigma Phi: for teacher training and for summer study abroad.

Departmental Scholarships, University of Texas Department of Classics
Various scholarships for Classics majors: check for the call for applications each spring.  

Hellenic Professional Society of Texas
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who are of Greek descent or who work on Greek history, culture, or civilization.

American Classical League
Several scholarships for Latin teachers and teachers in training.

Texas Classical Association
Scholarships for teacher training.



III. Other scholarships
Lora Romero Memorial Undergraduate Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender
Given each year to a UT undergraduate for a paper that contributes to increased understanding of the intersection between race, ethnicity and gender.

Norton Scholar's Prize
Awarded annually for an outstanding undergraduate essay on a literary topic.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants
$1,000 grants for study abroad.  Recipients need not be members of Phi Kappa Phi.  Applications due in mid February.

Rapaport-King Scholarships
Support for students writing undergraduate honors theses.  Applications due in early October.

Undergraduate Research Fellowships (scroll down on page)

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students enrolled in any department. These fellowships are intended to cover costs associated with academic research projects proposed and written by student applicants and undertaken with the supervision of a university tenured or tenure-track faculty member, lecturer, senior lecturer or full-time research scientist/engineer.

The Ted Strauss Civic Internship Awards
Undergraduate students who will not be graduating before December 2009 are invited to apply for The Ted Strauss Civic Internship Award to supplement their paid or unpaid internship in the fields of public policy, public service, government, or politics for the summer.  Previous award winners have worked for CNN, the U.S. Department of Education, the United States Senate, Defenders of Wildlife, the Muscular Dystrophy Association among other organizations and governmental agencies.





IV. Fellowships for Graduate Study
Beineke Scholarship Program
The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study.  Since 1975 the program has selected more than 430 college juniors from 100 different undergraduate institutions for support during graduate study at any accredited university.  Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.  There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.  UT nominates two students for this fellowship each year.  Applications should be submitted by early February to the Liberal Arts Honors Office, Gebauer 1.206.

The Patricia Witherspoon Research Award
Graduate students are invited to apply for The Patricia Witherspoon Research Award to offset costs associated with conducting original research in the areas of public service, government, community service, civic life, citizenship, or politics.  Previous research topics have included Latina women in the immigration rights protest, organizational communications for non-profit organizations, and examining social change to end domestic violence.  Past award winners have used the funding to pay for focus groups, survey instruments, and other aspects of their research.  Application deadline in late April.





last modified November 5, 2009 by timmoore@mail.utexas.edu