Are you planning to study away or online over the summer?
Do you plan to participate in a program that studies the ancient Mediterranean world?
Have you taken a Classical Studies course this year or last year?
Enter this year’s Classical Studies prize competitions!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY, APRIL 23rd BY 2PM
SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & FULL INSTRUCTIONS
Questions? Contact Martha Risser, Chair of Classical Studies

Prizes for pursuing Classical Studies through study away during summer & J-Term. These prizes provide financial support for study away during J-Term or summer sessions. Prizes are awarded on the basis of essay contests in which competitors for a given prize all respond to the same prompt.

To be eligible, a student must have completed at least one Classical Studies Department course within the past two years. We will happily consult with students concerning where to study, including Trinity-run sites and other well-regarded programs. Winners may put this money toward approved credit-bearing summer courses or toward shorter, less formal enrichment programs.

ESSAY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
• Essays shall be 500-1000 words. To ensure anonymity, do NOT put your name on your essay.
• Send your essay as a pdf attachment via email to wendi.delaney@trincoll.edu.
• Fill out the attached cover sheet and include that as an attachment to the same email.
• The submission deadline is Friday, April 23rd by 2 pm. Work submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Williams Prizes in Summer Greek Language Study. For students who have demonstrated intent to continue studying ancient Greek at Trinity and want to improve their knowledge of Greek through summer coursework
    • Prize essay topic for 2021: Explain how studying the ancient Greek language has advanced your education. Pretend that you are talking to someone who doesn’t study or know ancient Greek.
  • Goodwin Prizes in Ancient Greek Culture. For students who wish to engage in the study of ancient Greek culture beyond Trinity’s Hartford campus.
    •  Prize essay topic for 2021: Describe a specific encounter you had with an idea or artifact (including language or material culture) that sparked your realization of the impact that some aspect of ancient Greek culture has on the world today. How was this experience and realization meaningful to you?
  • Notopoulos Prizes in Ancient Italian Culture. For students who wish to engage in the study of ancient Italian culture beyond Trinity’s Hartford campus.
    • Prize essay topic for 2021: Describe a specific encounter you had with an idea or artifact (including language or material culture) that sparked your realization of the impact that some aspect of ancient Roman or Italian culture has on the world today. How was this experience and realization meaningful to you?

The fine print: The number and amount of each prize awarded may vary from year to year. These funds may be applied to tuition, room, and board; winners who are Classical Studies majors will also be eligible for travel aid to and from the study site. The total award cannot exceed the total cost of the program for the student. A student may delay by one year, if additional planning would be required to enable going away. If the student does not undertake the funded program within two years, the prize’s value reverts to the endowed fund, to be reissued to an additional winner beyond those planned for the next year.