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American Academy in Rome

Eligibility: This scholarship open to members who have received a Bachelor’s degree within the eight years prior to application (or shall have received it by June 1st of the current year) and who have not received a doctoral degree. Six semester hours of credit may be earned and applied toward an advanced degree in Classics at most graduate schools, provided that arrangements have been made in advance with the graduate school. (Note: In order to be valid, membership must have been registered with the national office of Eta Sigma Phi by the application deadline.) For additional information on eligibility, click here.

Amount: Scholarship to the American Academy in Rome has a value of $3575.00. Additional information: Programs Department,American Academy in Rome , 7 East 60 St. , New York NY 10022-1001 . https://www.aarome.org/apply/academic-programs. E-mail: info@aarome.org. Please contact AAR about application deadlines.

Selection: Eta Sigma Phi Summer Scholarship Committee selects winners; announced about April 1.

Application:  For scholarship application, click here.

Applicants must submit a transcript of undergraduate work, letters of recommendation, and a statement not to exceed 500 words to include purpose and reasons for desiring the scholarship.  Send applications and letters of recommendation to

Dr. Molly Pasco-Pranger
Department of Classics, P.O. Box 1848
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7097 (work)
(662) 915-5654 (fax)

Electronic applications sent via e-mail are strongly preferred to hard copies sent via the postal service.

Selection of recipients is made by the Eta Sigma Phi Scholarship Committee.  In selecting the recipient of each scholarship, the committee gives attention to the quality of the applicant’s work in Greek, Latin, and related courses; future plans in classical studies; and contributions to the activities of Eta Sigma Phi at the local and national level.

Annual Deadline for completed scholarship applications:  February 15th.