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Eta Sigma Phi Scholarships

Recipients: 2012 / 2011

Eta Sigma Phi offers scholarships for summer travel in Rome, Athens or southern Italy, for archaeological fieldwork and for Latin teacher training. The application deadline for all of these scholarships is Feb. 1st annually.

Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarships

Eligibility. Eta Sigma Phi members. Two scholarships, one to the Classical Summer School of the American Academy in Rome and one to the Summer Session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, are open to members who have received a Bachelorís degree within the eight years prior to application (or shall have received it by June 1st of the current year) and who have not received a doctoral degree. A third scholarship, to a Summer Session of the Vergilian Society at Cumae, Italy, is open, in addition to those eligible for the first two scholarships, to members who will be rising juniors or seniors in the coming summer, and preference will be given to such undergraduate students. Recipients may receive graduate or undergraduate credit applicable toward a degree, provided advance arrangements have been made.

Amount. Scholarship to the American Academy in Rome has a value of up to $3425.00. Additional information: http://www.aarome.org/summer/css/ or info@aarome.org. The Brent Malcolm Froberg  Scholarship to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens has a value of up to $2,900, which includes the remission of one-half of all fees by the American School.  Additional information: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/ or ascsa@ascsa.org. The Theodore Bedrick Scholarship to the Vergilian Society at Cumae has a value of up to $2,800,  including the remission of one-half the tuition fee by the Vergilian Society. Only tours in Italy are covered by this scholarship. Additional information: http://vergil.clarku.edu/cumae.htm  or hlorencz@jburroughs.org.

Selection. Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarship Committee selects winners; announced about April 1.

Application.  For scholarship eligibility requirements, click here; For scholarship application, click here.

Applicants must submit a transcript of undergraduate work, letters of recommendation, and a statement not to exceed 500 words to include purpose and reasons for desiring the scholarship.  Mail applications and letters of recommendation to: Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger, Molly Pasco-Pranger Associate Professor of Classics University of Mississippi 100 Bryant Hall P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677 662-915-7097  mpranger@olemiss.edu

Annual Deadline for completed scholarship applications:  February 1st. 

For more information about the travel scholarships, see

Eta Sigma Phi H.R. Butts Summer Scholarship
for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology

Eligibility: Active membership in Eta Sigma Phi
Preference will be given to undergraduates who have had not yet had experience in archaeological fieldwork, but experienced fieldworkers and graduate students are also welcome to apply.

Award: $2000 to support fieldwork experience at an archaeological site in the Greco-Roman world.

Application: http://department.monm.edu/classics/esp/scholarships/fieldworkapplication.html
Applicants will submit a transcript of all undergraduate work, two (2) letters of recommendation, and a statement not to exceed 500 words, stating briefly their background and preparation for the program to which they are applying, and how participation in this program fits their future plans. The Committee expects applicants to have contacted the director of their preferred field school(s).

Deadline (receipt): February 1st.

Announcement: The recipient will be announced at the National Convention (March/April).

The selection committee is appointed by the Eta Sigma Phi Board of Trustees. Its members are 1) 2) 3) 4).

For further information and questions, please contact the Committee Chair: Professor Liane Houghtalin
Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religion, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, (540) 654-1345, Email: lhoughta@umw.edu


Eta Sigma Phi Bernice L. Fox Latin Teacher Training Scholarship

Eligibility: Eta Sigma Phi members


          who are now teaching, or preparing to teach, at the pre-collegiate level;

          who have received a Bachelorís degree since within the last ten years or who expect to receive it before the     summer of the current academic year;

          and who have not received a doctoral degree.


The Award of $500

will support a summer activity contributing to the recipientís preparation for teaching (e.g., American Classical League Institute, the Kentucky Language Institute, or the Illinois Pedagogy Workshop) or university courses leading to certification.


To apply:  go to


Annual Application Deadline: February 1st

       The recipient will be announced at the National Convention.

This scholarship honors Bernice L. Fox, who taught English, Latin and Greek at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1947 to 1981, and who served as chair of the Department of Classics from 1970 until her retirement in 1981. Throughout her long and dynamic career she worked tirelessly to promote the Classics in Illinois high schools and colleges. In 1956 she founded Monmouth College's Gamma Omicron Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. She was the author of Tela Charlottae, the Latin translation of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. In 1991 Monmouth College conferred on her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. She died in 2003.

The committee who will select the scholarship recipient was appointed by the Eta Sigma Phi Board of Trustees. Its members are Mary Pendergraft of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. (chair), Helen Moritz of Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, and Terry Papillon of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia.

For further information and questions, please contact
Dr. Mary Pendergraft, Chair of the Fox Scholarship Committee, Department of Classical Languages, Wake Forest University, PO Box 7343, Winston Salem, NC 27109,  (336) 758-5331, e-mail: pender@wfu.edu.


 This page is maintained by the Executive Secretary of Eta Sigma Phi, Professor Thomas J. Sienkewicz of Monmouth College. If you have any  questions about this page, you can contact him at toms@monm.edu.