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The Mildred Morris Haines and William Elijah Morris Scholarships in Classics

The Mildred Morris Haines and William Elijah Morris Scholarships in Classics are provided by an endowment created by the late Dr. William Elijah Morris. The Department of Classics will make awards in the four categories described below. 

Haines-Morris Scholarship in Classics.

A scholarship funding full tuition at the in-state level to a promising student in the languages of Greek or Latin, or in Classical Archaeology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The holder of the scholarship must study Latin or Greek or Classical Archaeology for two consecutive semesters and earn at least a B each semester. In awarding the scholarship, the department will give preference first, to students who plan to pursue a major or minor in Greek, Latin, or Classical Archaeology; second, to students who are prepared to study Greek, Latin, or Classical Archaeology at the upper division level for a full year; third, to extremely promising intermediate or beginning students in Greek, Latin, or Classical Archaeology.

Haines-Morris Awards in Classics.

Scholarships of $1500 awarded on a yearly basis to promising students of Greek, Latin, or Classical Archaeology at any level.  The holder of the scholarship must study Greek, Latin, or Classical Archaeology for two consecutive semesters and earn at least a B each semester.

Haines-Morris Prize in Classics.

Prize to be awarded to the recipient of the Moser Scholarship to guarantee full funding for tuition  at the in-state level for the academic year. Students applying for the Moser Scholarship will automatically be considered as applicants for this award.

Haines-Morris Scholarships for Travel and Study in Italy or Greece.

Scholarships of up to $4,000 to participate in a program of summer travel and study or excavation in Italy or Greece. The scholarship is primarily intended for advanced students (junior level or above) who plan to teach on a post-secondary or secondary level. Preference will be given first, to declared majors in Greek, Latin, or Classical Archaeology and to graduate students in Mediterranean Archaeology; second, to students in other departments or programs who are devoting a significant portion of their studies to Latin or Greek. Students interested in this scholarship must consult the head of the Classics department concerning application procedures for the specific programs they wish to pursue in Greece or Italy. Since application deadlines for these programs vary widely, students are encouraged to begin consultation with the head during the fall semester before the application is due. The application deadline is February 1 of the year in which the award will be made.


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