Funds of the
Department of Classics
There are many ways you can donate to and support the Classics Department at the University of Tennessee. Read below for information on all of our available funds and endowments.
Departmental Enrichment Accounts
The Classics Enrichment Fund provides general financial support for the departmental mission.
The Marie-Louise Henbest Memorial Endowment is used to provide funds for broad-based academic support of the Department of Classics.
The Classics Diversity Fund provides merit-based scholarships and micro-grants to students from historically underrepresented groups in our discipline.
The Mediterranean Archaeology Fund provides merit-based fellowships to graduate students in the Mediterranean Archaeology program.
The Athena Travel Fund Endowment provides an annual travel scholarship for a study abroad experience by a Classics student. This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and is not renewable.
The Chris Craig and Ann Robinson-Craig Classics Excellence Fund Endowment primarily provides scholarships for Classics students who plan a career in teaching the classics at the pre-collegiate level. Remaining available funds may be used for scholarship support for Classics majors and minors as well as for graduate students. Any remaining funds may be used for outreach, student research, and general educational support.
The Mildred Haines & William Elijah Morris Endowment provides funding for student travel and tuition support. This fund also sponsors visits by distinguished external lecturers in Classics.
The Dr. Susan D. Martin Excellence Endowment for Classics provides support for students in all areas of Classical studies to pursue educational and research opportunities (such as traveling to museums, studying abroad, attending conferences and symposiums) as well as support for student scholarships.
The Robert S. McDow Scholarship Endowment provides an annual scholarship to a rising junior or senior, alternating between the Departments of History and Classics.
The A.H. Moser Memorial Scholarship Endowment provides tuition and fees to a Classics student majoring in Latin or Greek.
The Albert Rapp Memorial Endowment provides a scholarship to a Classics student, and is usually given to a student majoring in Classical civilization or archaeology.
The John L. Rhea Library Endowment provides support for library purchases in Classical literature.
The Harry C. Rutledge Memorial Archaeology Lecture Endowment provides funding for sponsoring an annual lecture on archaeological issues of interest to students and professionals in this field.
The Russel and Kathryn Rutledge & Harry C. Rutledge Fund for Excellence provides funding for sponsoring lectures by visiting scholars or assistance with academic projects that best benefit the department. In addition to sponsoring our department’s annual signature lecture in Classics, this fund has been used to give scholarships to high-school Latin teachers-in-training.
Archaeological Excavation Support
The Dr. Geraldine C. Gesell Aegean Prehistory Endowment provides funding for the curation of the Kavousi excavation records and in the future will provide research and salary support for a faculty member in Aegean Prehistory. It is the intent of the donor that these funds be combined with gifts from others to establish a Gesell Aegean Prehistory Endowed Professorship.
The gift fund of the Hesperides Archaeological Project provides general support for this project, which takes place in Morocco.
The gift fund of the Kavousi Excavation provides general support for this project, which took place on the island of Crete, in Greece. The gift fund of the Mitrou Archaeological Project provides general support for this project, which takes place in Greece.