Department of Classics Prizes & Awards

The call for translation and composition prizes is normally in early March with a deadline for submission shortly after break each spring, in early April. Summer scholarship and fellowship competitons normally occur in late fall, with a deadline just before winter break.


Undergraduate Prizes.

Logan Prize for Greek Translation
A monetary award in memory of Fellow of Classics, John Watson Logan (Ph.D. '23), for the translation of a passage of ancient Greek. The passage will be selected each year by the chair of the Prize Committee and awards may not be granted every academic year depending on quality of entries. This competition is open to all undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of ancient Greek.

Pillinger Prize for Latin Translation
A monetary award in memory of Assistant Professor Hugh Edward Pillinger (1965-1970) for the translation of a passage in Latin. The passage will be selected each year by the chair of the Prize Committee and awards may not be granted every academic year depending on quality of entries. This competition is open to all undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester of Latin.

Gertrude E. Slaughter Summer Study Scholarship
A monetary award in memory of Gertrude E. Slaughter, Author and widow of Professor Moses S. Slaughter 1896-1923, for undergraduate students to advance their studies during the summer semester at an accredited center such as the American School in Athens or the American Academy in Rome, or to participate in an active archaeological project. Awards will be in the amount of up to $800 and no more than two awards are given in any one academic year. This competition is open to only Classics, Classical Humanities, and Latin majors.

Ruth M. Kuhlman Undergraduate Scholarship
Established in 1998 with a bequest from Myron George Kuhlman in memory of his wife, Ruth Miller Kuhlman (BS in Education '32), this is a monetary award for undergraduates to benefit and advance their studies within the field of Classics. Total amount of award may be up to $2500 and the award may not be granted every academic year depending on quality of entries and availability of funds. This competition is open to only Classics, Classical Humanities, and Latin majors.

Undergraduate Book Prize
The Department of Classics awards Oxford Classical Dictionaries to outstanding graduating seniors in all three majors who intend to continue the study of Classics in graduate school.


Graduate Awards

Hieronimus Prize for Greek Composition
A monetary award in memory of Professor John Paul Hieronimus (Ph.D. '31) for a translation into ancient Greek of a selected passage, or an original composition of Greek about a specific topic. Passages and topics will be selected by the chair of the Prize Committee. Awards may not be granted each academic year depending on the quality of entries. This competition is open to all graduate students.

Pillinger Prize for Latin Composition
A monetary award in memory of Assistant Professor Hugh Edward Pillinger (1965-1970) for a translation into Latin of a selected passage, or an original composition of Latin about a specific topic. Passages and topics will be selected by the chair of the Prize Committee. Awards may not be granted each academic year depending on the quality of entries. This competition is open to all graduate students.

Frank R. Kramer Graduate Student Summer Fellowship
A pre-doctoral summer research grant in memory of Dr. Frank R. Kramer who graduated with a B.A. in Humanities in 1929, an M.A. in Greek & Latin in 1931, and the Ph.D. in Classics in 1936. Awards are meant to enable graduate students in their second year of study or above but pre-dissertation to receive support for research or travel connected to research. Awards will be a minimum of $750 and if no application of sufficient merit is received or funds are not currently available, an award will not be made. This competition is open to Classics graduate students only.