Grants and Scholarships for Undergraduates

This list of funding opportunities is organized by type of award and encompasses a variety of sources both internal (Classical Studies Department, LSA) and external to U-M. Only those awards for which a student can apply directly without faculty nomination are listed here. Information about funding amounts and deadlines can be found at the websites given below. Additional scholarships (ones that encompass a wider group than Classical Studies students) can be found through U-M’s Office of Financial Aid.

For undergraduate study at U-M

Otto Graf Scholarship & Jack Meiland Scholarships

  • Source: Internal–LSA Honors Program
  • Eligibility: U-M Honors juniors (or second-year students planning to graduate the following year) with serious commitment to their intellectual pursuits and promise for continued academic success
  • Information: lsa.umich.edu/honors

For study abroad

Carrie Arbour Scholarship 

  • Source–Internal-UM Department of Classical Studies
  • Eligibility: The Carrie Arbour Scholarship assists "worthy and needy students" in Classical Studies. Students in all departmental concentrations are eligible. It serves primarily to help students who could not otherwise afford study abroad, both in the summer and during the academic year
  • Information: The Carrie Arbour Scholarship serves primarily to help students who could not otherwise afford study abroad, both in the summer and during the academic year. The Scholarship will, for example, assist students who are working on excavations, attending summer schools, or participating in programs such as the Intercollegiate Center in Rome. It may also be used for other summer programs. Recipients of the Scholarship are required to write a brief report about their experience for the department's website and/or newsletter
  • Download the Carrie Arbour Scholarship application

Classical Studies Undergraduate Travel Awards

  • Source: Internal–UM Department of Classical Studies
  • Eligibility: Declared Classical Studies students for study/travel abroad related to their course of study
  • Information: check with Undergraduate Program Coordinator to see if there are funds available

APA-AIA Minority Student Scholarship

Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarships for the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

  • Source: External– Eta Sigma Phi
  • Eligibility: Eta Sigma Phi members who have received a Bachelor’s degree within the eight years prior to application or shall have received it by June 1st of the year in which the application is due (typically in February)
  • Information: department.monm.edu/classics/esp/Scholarships/Scholarships.html

Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarship for the Vergilian Society at Cumae

Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarship for fieldwork in Classical archaeology

For teacher training at the secondary level

Eta Sigma Phi Bernice L. Fox Latin Teacher Training Scholarship

  • Source: External– Eta Sigma Phi
  • Eligibility: Eta Sigma Phi members who are now teaching, or preparing to teach, at the pre-collegiate level; and have received a bachelor’s degree within the last ten years or who expect to receive it before the summer of the year in which the application is due (typically in February)
  • Information: department.monm.edu/classics/esp/Scholarships/Scholarships.html

For graduate study

Beinecke Scholarship

Josephine De Kármán Fellowship

  • Source–External: Josephine De Kármán Fellowship Trust
  • Eligibility: Juniors in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university. (Potential applicants should note that the competition for Kármán fellowships is extreme. For the 2008-2009 cycle, the committee reviewed 617 applications and awarded 12 fellowships)
  • Information: http://www.dekarman.org/

In recognition of academic achievement

Virginia L. Voss Memorial Award

  • Source: Internal–LSA Honors Program
  • Eligibility: UM Honors senior women for excellence in writing in any of the following categories: academic writing, journalism, poetry, imaginative prose. Students can submit a thesis, but must also provide a letter of evaluation from the departmental Honors Concentration Advisor
  • Information: lsa.umich.edu/honor