Awards

The following awards are presented each spring to undergraduate concentrators in the Department of Classical Studies.

The College Prize for Excellence in Classical Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences awards this prize, on the recommendation of the faculty of the Department of Classical Studies, to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of a classical language. The award is presented at the Departmental Commencement Ceremony held each May.

The Meyer Reinhold Prize

The Department of Classical Studies awards this prize to one or more undergraduate(s) enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated superior achievement in the study of ancient history, Roman civilization or the classical tradition. The award is presented at a spring reception hosted by the Department of Classical Studies held each April.

The Dean Elsbeth Melville Latin Prize

The Humanities Foundation awards this prize, on the recommendation of the faculty of the Department of Classical Studies, to an undergraduate who has demonstrated superior achievement in the study of Latin and who anticipates a profession in the classics. The award is presented at the Humanities Foundation award ceremony held each April.

The John Oddy Memorial Award

The Humanities Foundation awards this prize, on the recommendation of the faculty of the Department of Classical Studies, to a junior or senior woman who has distinguished herself in a course in classical history or classical civilization. Applicants need not be in the College of Arts and Sciences. Financial need may be taken into account in making the selection. The award is presented at the Humanities Foundation award ceremony held each April.

In addition, other prizes and fellowships for which classics concentrators are eligible are awarded by nomination to the Boston University Center for the Humanities (617-353-2641).

Scholarships

The Boston University Philhellenes sponsors students who attend the annual Summer Study in Athens through scholarships made possible by the donations of many committed philanthropists and Philhellenes. These awards include the following:

The John and Sonia Lingos Family Foundation Scholarship
The George Danis Scholarship
The VII Capital Group Scholarship
The Alpha Omega Council Scholarship
The HELPIS Scholarship
The Boston University Hellenic Fund Scholarship
The Friends of the Boston University Philhellenes Scholarship
The Nostos Scholarship

Boston University is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship through May 1, 2015. The scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate and graduate students of Greek birth or ancestry who have completed at least one semester at Boston University, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need. To apply, eligible students must complete a two-page application and write a short essay.

Established in 1985, the endowed scholarship fund is a gift from Boston University alumnus Nicholas Gage (DGE’61, COM’63, Hon.’85) in honor of his mother, Eleni Gatzoyiannis. The scholarship serves to recognize and memorialize her struggle and martyrdom to protect her children’s lives and to secure their freedom against Communist guerrillas during the Greek Civil War, which resulted in her death at the guerrillas’ hands. A renowned author, Gage depicted the story of his mother’s life in a prize-winning biography Eleni, which he subsequently produced as a feature film of the same title.

A selection committee comprised of representatives from the University selects scholarship recipients on the basis of written applications. All applicants will receive notification in writing as to the decision of the committee. To obtain an Eleni Gatzoyiannis Scholarship application, contact Liberty Collom, Senior Assistant Director BU Financial Assistance, via email at lcollom@bu.edu.

In advance of the May 1 deadline, completed applications should be returned to Liberty Collom via e-mail, postal mail or hand-delivery to the BU Financial Assistance, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

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