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Scholarships for the Summer Program in the Ancient Languages

Partial scholarship support is available on a competitive basis from the Virgil S. Crisafulli Memorial Fund of the Department of Greek and Latin to current or entering degree-seeking CUA graduate students in any CUA MA or PhD program for participation in the Summer Program in the Ancient Languages.  In other words, students who will begin their graduate degree studies at CUA in the fall following the Summer Program are also eligible to apply.  Students who will not be seeking CUA degrees (i.e. who are taking courses as "non-degree" students) are not eligible.

These scholarships remit a fixed percentage of tuition expenses; the exact amount of the scholarship offer will be communicated to the recipient upon notification of success in the competition.  Recipients must pay the remainder of the tuition and other fees themselves, or apply to their own CUA departments or schools for further assistance.  No student will be awarded scholarship funds for more than six credits of tuition or for repeating a course.

Courses supported by this scholarship must be taken for credit.  Auditing is not permitted.  Students who drop the course after the add/drop deadline or who later withdraw from the course are subject to the cancellation of the scholarship and repayment of tuition.  Candidates are reminded that these are intensive courses, and awardees are therefore advised to plan on full-time study.

Preference in scholarship selection is given to well-qualified students who require language competence for advanced work in their particular academic fields.  It is therefore recommended that you pay careful attention in your application essay to presenting specific uses to which you plan to put the language you are proposing to study.

Eligible summer courses for the scholarship program are limited to the following:

  • GR 509: Intensive Elementary Greek (6 cr)
  • LAT 509: Intensive Elementary Latin (6 cr)

Please note that for summer 2019, both GR 509 and LAT 509 offer two online sections and one section in person (detailed schedules are available here).  In all of the GR and LAT 509 sections, regardless of format or time of day, tuition is being charged at a special discounted rate of $500/cr.

The scholarship application form for summer 2019 is available here.  Please complete and send the application form in electronic format, along with 1) an unofficial transcript PDF from CUA (or from your last institution, if you are just beginning your CUA degree program), 2) a brief resume, and 3) a one-page statement of purpose to:
Please make the subject line of your email "Summer Ancient Languages Scholarships."

Questions about the scholarship program may be directed to the department.

The receipt deadline for submission of summer scholarship applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 12, 2019. Further general information on CUA's summer programs, including university application procedures, course descriptions, class schedules, and housing and dining details, is available on the CUA Summer website.