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Applications should be sent to:

Scholarship Committee
Department of Classics
1101 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0413

The scholarship program of the Department of Classics is administered by a committee consisting of the faculty of the department at the University of Tennessee. The application deadline for the scholarships for travel and study abroad is February 1. The application deadline for all other scholarships is March 1 of the year in which the award will be made.

For all scholarships, the application must include:

  1. a brief essay describing the applicant's preparation and interest in classical studies
  2. a letter of recommendation from a classics professor or high school Latin teacher
  3. a copy of the student's current university or high school transcript.

A cover letter should name the specific scholarships for which the student wishes to be considered.

The Department of Classics welcomes applications from current students who have excelled in its courses. We also welcome applications from students who have excelled in Latin or Greek at the high school level as well as from transfer students who have studied Latin or Greek at the college level. The department is particularly interested in receiving applications from students from populations under-represented at the University of Tennessee.

Please direct any questions to the department head at the departmental address, by phone at (865) 974-2723, or or by email at

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, or who intend to go to graduate school. 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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