Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Albert O. Greef Translation Award

Awarded to the best translation of passages from Greek and/or Latin literature. The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in a Greek or Latin course. 

Tenney Frank Freshman Scholarships

Merit-based scholarship of up to $1,000 awarded to entering Classics majors. Recipients may specialize in Classical Antiquity or Classical Languages (Latin and Greek). High school seniors and transfer students are encouraged to apply. In addition to the application materials required by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, the Classics department requires two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the Classics Department, ATTN: Tenney Frank Scholarships). For more information, please contact Professor Tara Welch through email ( or at 1-785-864-2395. 

Tenney Frank Undergraduate Scholarships Merit-based scholarship awarded to outstanding undergraduate Classical Antiquity or Classical Languages majors for continuing study of the classics, determined by the Classics faculty. 

Hannah Oliver Latin Prize 

Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in Classical Languages, determined by a competitive, handicapped exam. Exam date to be announced. 

Sterling-Walker Prize in Greek

Awarded to any student (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled in a Greek course, determined by a competitive, handicapped exam. Exam date to be announced.

Austin Lashbrook Award

Awarded to a classics undergraduate major or graduate student for outstanding overall contribution to the Classics program as determined by the Classics faculty. 

Mildred Lord Greef Essay Award

Awarded to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a Classics course for the best paper on a classical topic written since the beginning of the previous spring semester. 

Tenney Frank Award for Foreign Study

Awarded by a vote of Classics departmental faculty to any classics major or classics graduate student who will be studying abroad.

Tenney Frank Graduate Fellowship

The Classics Department at the University of Kansas offers the Tenney Frank Graduate Fellowship for study toward the Master of Arts in Classical Languages. This fellowship, which supplements the stipend offered to graduate teaching assistants, supports full-time graduate work in Greek or Latin. Teaching responsibilities are limited to one course or equivalent.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Currently include a stipend of approximately $15,500 per academic year, plus full tuition waiver and health benefits (renewable). Applicants should also apply for other Scholarships and Fellowships at the University of Kansas. Our application materials include information about the other opportunities. 

Deadline: Flexible, but some fellowships require January or February application. Open until positions are filled.