Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology

The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the American Philological Association (APA) invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to be awarded for Summer 2014. The purpose of the scholarship is to further an undergraduate's preparation for graduate work in classics or classical archaeology. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the U.S, Canada, or Europe. The maximum amount of the award will be $4,000.

See a list of previous recipients

Candidates will be judged on the basis of (a) their academic qualifications, especially in classics, including demonstrated ability in at least one classical language, or in fields that prepare a student to become an archaeologist, (b) the quality of their proposal for study particularly as preparation for a career in classics or archaeology, and (c) financial need. The application must be supported by a member of the APA, and a statement must be included indicating that this is an appropriate candidate for the purposes of this scholarship.

The receipt deadline for applications is December 16, 2013; results will be announced by the end of January 2014.  All application materials should be sent as e-mail attachments to the Executive Director of the APA, Dr. Adam Blistein, at blistein@sas.upenn.edu.  Applications must include (1) an application form, (2) a letter describing the applicant’s career goals and plans for summer 2014, with a prioritized list of programs applied to; (3) an undergraduate transcript; (4) two letters of recommendation by faculty members or other professionals who have worked with the applicant during the past two years (at least one must be an APA member).  NOTE: Under the classification "minority" we include African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American and Native-American students.  For further information, please go to the Committee's web page (http://apaclassics.org/index.php/awards_and_fellowships/details/about_th...) or contact the Chair of the Committee for 2013-2014: 

Sanjaya Thakur
Department of Classics
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Members are encouraged to support this important activity through contributions to APA and through participation in the Committee's raffle of books and gift certificates donated by exhibitors at each annual meeting.  This year's drawing will take place on the morning of January 5, 2014.  We are grateful to the exhibitors have supported the raffle since 2012.  Donations in support of the Minority Student Scholarship Program may be sent to the APA.  These contributions support one of the two awards made each year.  The second award is made possible by two very generous gifts to the APA's Research and Teaching Endowment from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.  The Foundation's gifts were made in response to the Association's Gatekeeper to Gateway Campaign and were eligible for matching funds from a challenge grant the APA had received from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Last modified on October 25, 2013