Departmental Scholarships and Funding
Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the Department, funds are available to support tuition, travel, research, and other academic endeavors by Classical Studies students.
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Leland Lontoc Traveling Scholarship
The Leland Lontoc Traveling Scholarship aids an undergraduate student to travel abroad so as to participate in hands-on learning in classical studies: e.g., to study in a program like the regular session or the summer sessions of the John Felice Rome Center that incorporates visits to ancient sites, to work with archaeologists investigating sites in Greece, Italy, or elsewhere in the ancient Mediterranean world. The study-abroad experience should be pre-approved for academic credit as coursework at Loyola, either under a Loyola course-number or through prior permission. Eligibility: freshman, sophomore, and junior majors/minors in CLCV, LATN or GREK; or CLST degree distinction candidates.
Amount/Terms: one tuition scholarship of $1,000.00 awarded annually to a single individual; applied to summer, fall, or spring tuition
Application: students will submit a personal statement (ca. 500 words) about why the scholarship money would be important to them traveling to Rome or Greece or elsewhere to study aspects of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. At least one (1) letter of recommendation from a CLST instructor will also be required. Applications for 2024-2025 due March 29th, 2024. Download Leland Lontoc application
Fr. Joseph Pendergast, S.J. Memorial Scholarships
The Fr. Joseph Pendergast, S.J. Memorial Scholarships aid undergraduate student majors/minors in CLCV, LATN or GREK or CLST degree distinction candidates in the purchase books and other necessaries for the study of CLCV, LATN or GREK. Eligibility: freshman, sophomore, and junior majors/minors in CLCV, LATN or GREK; or CLST degree distinction candidates.
Amount/Terms: up to $500.00 awarded annually to two individuals, presented at spring Honors Convocation
Application: students will submit a personal statement (ca. 500 words) about why the scholarship money would be important/necessary for their studies. Students will indicate what proposed materials and resources the award will cover. Applications for 2024 due March 29th, 2024. Download Pendergast Scholarship application
Annual Excellence in Classical Studies Scholarship
The Annual Excellence in Classical Studies Scholarship is given to a student who has achieved excellence in CLCV, LATN or GREK or as a candidate for CLST degree distinction. Eligibility: freshman, sophomore, and junior majors/minors in CLCV, LATN or GREK; or CLST degree distinction candidates.
Amount/Terms: one tuition scholarship of $1,000.00 awarded annually to a single individual, applied to fall or spring tuition
Application: students will submit a personal statement (ca. 500 words) about why they deserve the scholarship. Consideration will be based on GPA, participation in departmental activities/events, and scholarly promise. At least one (1) letter of recommendation from a CLST instructor will also be required. Applications for 2024-2025 will be due March 29th, 2024. Download Annual Excellence in CLST application
Constance Long Spalding Scholarship
The Constance Long Spalding Scholarship Fund is available to students in the College of Arts and Sciences, with preference for students with a major or minor in Latin and/or Greek or another Classical Studies program. The scholarship is awarded in the fall towards spring semester tuition.
2020 Paige Hall
2021 Mikołaj Wróbel
2022 Jazmyn Morris
2023 Gwen Acosta
For the 2024-2025 academic year, we are pleased to announce a $5,000 tuition scholarship to promote diversity and inclusion in Classical Studies. To apply for this scholarship, students must identify as members of an underrepresented or marginalized group (including but not limited to racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQIA+, first generation college students, low income students, and students with disabilities). Application due date is April 26th 2024. Online Application here.
Student Research and Project Support
In addition to the named scholarships, funds are available to support other financial needs by by Classical Studies students (e.g., conference travel). To apply, download a Student Funding Application and follow the attached instructions. This funding is available to majors, minors, and post-baccalaureate students in the Department. Read about some recent student work here.
Events and Outeach Funding
The Callahan Fund for the Promotion of Classical Studies, named for distinguished alumnus John F. Callahan (A.B. 1933, A.M. 1934), allows the Department to host guest speakers, run workshops and conferences, and put on other programming of interest to the wider community.
John Callahan briefly returned to teach at his alma mater after taking his PhD from the University of Chicago, and then became Associate Professor and Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Georgetown University. Read more about his career here.
2020-2021 Dr. Christopher Polt (Boston College) -- "urbs procul est, urbs magna, Chicago": Latin Drama, Jesuit Education, and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair [a featured lecture in Loyola's 150th Anniversary series; recording available]
2021-2022 Dr. Katherine Blouin (University of Toronto, Scarborough) -- Born Again: Alexandria's Foundation Story and Modern Colonial Imaginations
2022 (spring) Dr. Adrienne Mayor (Stanford University) -- Biological and Chemical Warfare in Ancient Myth and History
2023 Dr. Debbie Felton (Umass-Amherst) -- Serial Killers in Ancient Myth and History
Student Prizes and Contests
To learn more about the Departmental Essay and Translation Contests, Key Awards for students, the Eta Sigma Phi Honors Society chapter, and awards sponsored by professional organizations, see our "Prize Competitions and Awards" Page under "About Us."
This page updated 1 March 2023