Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

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 2022-2023 due March 1st, 2022. 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 2022 due March 1st, 2022. 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 2022-2023 will be due March 1st, 2022. Download Annual Excellence scholarship 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.

Recipients:

2020 Paige Hall

2021 Mikołaj Wróbel


Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship

For the 2022-2023 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 29th 2022. 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.

Callahan Lectures:

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


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 17 May 2022