Department of Classics

University of Mississippi

Classics Departmental Scholarships

Classics majors are eligible for several scholarships administered by the Department or the College of Liberal Arts. For information regarding loans, grants, and other scholarship opportunities, Visit the Financial Aid website: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/financial_aid/

CLASSICS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS: Declared Classics majors receive an invitation each Spring semester to apply for these scholarships to support their study in the following academic year. Deadline is in early April.

THE ALFRED WILLIAM MILDEN ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship fund was established in 2004 to honor Alfred William Milden who was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Greek. The recipient will be a full-time upper class student who is majoring in the fields of ancient or foreign language, and have demonstrated exceptional ability, professional competence and leadership in the area of language study. First preference will be given to students who have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Need. For additional information please contact the Departments of Classics or Modern Languages.

THE WAY, JACKSON, AND LEAVELL AWARDS FOR STUDY OF THE CLASSICS
This scholarship fund was established by Dr. Robert N. Leavell of Washington, Georgia, to honor Dr. Evelyn Way, Ms. Harriet Jackson, and Mrs. Grace Farley Leavell who taught in the classics program at The University of Mississippi and at University High School, and to recognize achievement in the study of classics. The recipient will be a full-time student who has demonstrated academic achievement in the study of the classics. For additional information please contact the Department of Classics.

THE LIPSEY-RUBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 1984 as a bequest of James Clare Rubright, who completed an M.A. in Classics at the University of Mississippi in 1950 and went on to earn his doctorate at Harvard and become a professor of  classical archaeology and art history at Ohio State. The fund honors his memory and that of Robert L. Lipsey, Jr.  The fund’s original purpose was the support of a graduate student in Classics, but the scholarship is now awarded to a full-time students majoring in Classics who has a demonstrated interest in classical archaeology. For additional information please contact the Department of Classics.

THE O.J. WEBB, ROBERT POPE WEBB AND LADYE WEBB NEILSON SCHOLARSHIP
Dan Camp, developer of the renowned “Cotton District” in Starkville and former mayor of that city, established this scholarship in 2004 in honor of O. J. Webb, Robert Pope Webb, and Ladye Webb Neilson. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in Classics to recognize academic achievement in the study of Classics. For additional information please contact the Department of Classics.

ROLLING APPLICATIONS: Students may apply for support from the McDonnell Endowment at any time. Requests will be considered as they are received.

MIKE AND MARY MCDONNELL ENDOWMENT IN CLASSICS AWARDS
This endowment was established in 2009 by Mike and Mary McDonnell of Memphis, Tennessee to support students in the Department of Classics. Mr. McDonnell attributes much of the mental acumen that allowed him to build international hardware distribution company Orgill to his early training in Latin. McDonnell Endowment funds are awarded to full-time students majoring in Classics with first priority given to support for study abroad experiences in Classics. For additional information please contact the Department of Classics.

ELIGIBILITY DETERMINED BY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: No advance application is necessary for this award; nominations made by the College and the relevant department chairs.

HATTIE BURKE JACKSON COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship fund was established in 2004 to honor Hattie Burke Jackson and to provide scholarship assistance to female students who are majoring in one of the following fields: Classics, English, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics. The recipient must be a resident of Yalobusha, Calhoun, Lafayette, or Grenada Counties, and must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. on all courses. For additional information please contact the Departments of ClassicsEnglishHistoryMathematicsModern Languages, or Physics and Astronomy.