Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

Classics, Philosophy, & Religion

Scholarship/Award Award Purpose Application Awarded
Dr. George M. Van Sant Scholarship approx. $1500 Awarded to an outstanding rising senior in any of the disciplines of Classics, Philosophy, or Religion.  Documented financial need is a consideration.  Previous winners have shown accomplishment in two or more disciplines at once. N/A April

Classics

Scholarship/Award Award Purpose Application  Awarded
National Latin Exam Scholarship $1000 Awarded to rising sophomore or junior who takes upper level Latin and shows serious interest in continuing in the profession either as a teacher or with graduate study.  Award lasts one year; not usually repeated. April 22, 2016   NLE Scholarship Form for 15-16 May 1
Laura V. Sumner Scholarship approx. $4700 Awarded to the rising junior or senior Classics major who has performed best in his or her undergraduate Classics major.  Very often this student has studied Latin and/or Greek (or both) at the upper level and impressed the whole Classics faculty in coursework.  Award lasts one year; not usually repeated. N/A late March
Barbara Leigh Gregg Award for Excellence in Greek book and eternal glory (άφθιτὀν κλέος) Awarded each year to the graduating student who is, in the eyes of the Classics faculty, the best Hellenist of her or his graduating class. N/A upon graduation
Laura V. Sumner Award for Excellence in Classics approx. $300 Awarded to a graduating Classics major who has performed with distinction in major coursework.  Very often this student has earned departmental honors and has studied Greek and/or Latin (or both) at the upper level. N/A upon graduation
Outstanding Graduate in Classics Jefferson cup and eternal glory Awarded each year to the outstanding graduate in Classics N/A upon graduation

Philosophy

Scholarship/Award Award Purpose Application Awarded
Philosophy and Law Prize a book and glory Awarded to the outstanding graduate in the Pre-Law concentration of the Philosophy Major N/A upon graduation
Outstanding Graduate in Philosophy Jefferson cup and eternal glory Awarded each year to the outstanding graduate in Philosophy N/A upon graduation

Religion

Scholarship/Award Award Purpose Application Awarded
Loreeda Ruth Jones Niemann Scholarship in Religion approx. $800 Awarded annually to an outstanding rising junior or senior majoring in Religion N/A April
Clyde and Virginia Carter Memorial Scholarship approx. $900 Awarded in academic years starting in odd numbers to an outstanding rising junior or senior majoring in Religion N/A April of even years
Outstanding Graduate in Religion Jefferson cup Awarded each year to the outstanding graduate in Religion N/A upon graduation