Awards

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Spring 2017 award recipients with Professor Zsuzsanna Varhelyi

The following awards are presented each Spring to undergraduates concentrating 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).