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Scholarships & Awards

Submit applications to:
Classical and Near Eastern Studies
245 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mary E. Hahn Fellowship

The Mary E. Hahn Fellowship is given to University of Minnesota undergraduate students majoring in classics, or Greek, Latin, or classical civilization, to support a study program, participation in archaeological fieldwork, or other appropriate learning activity in classical studies requiring travel to the classical lands.

Applications must include: 

  • A clear description of your project or subject of study, including a one- to two-page statement of academic objectives and how the two are related
  • A brief (one page or less) statement of financial needs as they pertain to your application and to the cost of travel from Minneapolis to your intended destination. Include amounts from other possible sources. Mary E. Hahn Fellowships will be awarded toward these travel costs
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Two references, which include brief statements regarding your academic performance, preparation to conduct your project, and appropriateness of your project to your major in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
Students taking part in one of the programs organized through the Learning Abroad Center need to ensure they are fulfilling all the Center's requirements.  The contact at the Learning Abroad Center for students in Classical and Near Eastern Studies is Mr. Eric Leinen, whose e-mail address is lein0032@umn.edu/
All students going overseas to study, excavate, or engage in other scholarly work which is NOT recognized by the Learning Abroad Center MUST register their travel with the University's Global Partnership Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance). More information about this can be found at: http://global.umn.edu/students/abroad.html/

The complete University of Minnesota policy on study abroad, as well as a full list of Student Pre-Travel Requirements, can be found at http://policy.umn.edu/education/edabroad

Those in search of opportunities to participate in archaeological fieldwork overseas may find helpful the web-site maintained by the Archaeological Institute of America at https://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/afob
Submit applications to:
Claire Anderson
245 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Robert V. Cram Award

University of Minnesota students majoring in Greek and/or Latin, and who will not have finished their degrees before the current academic year, are invited to apply for a scholarship honoring the memory of Robert V. Cram, who taught classics at the University of Minnesota for many years. The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies will make one award.

Applications must include:

  • A statement of personal and academic goals
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Two references (faculty members, preferably from the Greek and/or Latin program, who are willing to provide a reference)

Questions concerning the award can be addressed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spencer Cole, at secole@umn.edu.

CLA Scholarship Information

The College of Liberal Arts offers scholarships for continuing students currently enrolled in CLA. Each year, academically talented CLA students receive scholarships based on need or merit.

Honors

To graduate with Latin Honors, you must either be invited to join the University Honors Program as an incoming freshman or apply for admission after freshman year. For more information, including an application for admission, please see the University Honors Program. Don't forget to check out scholarship Information from the Office for National and International Scholarships.

CNES sponsors chapters of two national honor societies:

  • Eta Beta Rho: Eligible students in the fourth semester of Hebrew may be nominated by faculty members for membership in the Koph chapter of Eta Beta Rho.
  • Eta Sigma Phi: Eligible students in the fourth semester of Greek or Latin may be nominated by faculty members for membership in the Zeta Sigma chapter of Eta Sigma Phi.