Admissions & Aid
The Latin/Greek Institute is deeply committed to making the study of Latin and Greek widely accessible and endeavors to provide as much financial support as possible.
To this end, through the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Kress Foundation, and program alumni, a number of scholarships are available to students. Details about each opportunity can be found on their respective page. Interested students must submit an application for admission to one of the LGI’s programs, plus a separate scholarship application.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit both an application for admission to one of the LGI’s programs, as well as a separate scholarship application. This single form is used for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellowships, Floyd L. Moreland Scholarships, and the Hardy Hansen Prize. You will not need to designate which scholarship is of interest, as the admissions committee will match suitable candidates with the appropriate funding source. Deadline to apply for scholarships is March 31 (March 10 for applicants international applicants in need of a visa).
Applicants preparing for careers as art historians may apply for the Kress Fellowship, which has supported LGI students since 2010. If you are interested in learning Latin or Greek in order to conduct research on art historical or archaeological material, contact the LGI office about applying for a Kress Fellowship as soon as possible.
The Latin/Greek Institute has been awarded a transformative $1 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to establish the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarships. The SNF Scholarships provide a tuition grant that will expand access to classical language study to students with demonstrated financial need. The beyond-the-intensive approach of the institute requires that students have no other commitments during the summer, including part-time jobs; the SNF Scholarships will enable students to devote their attention exclusively to studying Latin or Greek. SNF Scholars will also join an extensive community affiliated with and supported by the SNF. Read the full announcement (pdf).
The LGI aims to award approximately 20 to 25 SNF Scholarships each summer. SNF Scholars will receive a support package tailored to their residency status as in-state or out-of-state students. Tuition grants will be paid directly to the Brooklyn College bursar.
Interested students must submit an application to an LGI program, plus a separate scholarship application. Students may submit a single application to be considered for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarships, Floyd L. Moreland Scholarships, and Hardy Hansen Prize.
At the conclusion of the program, all Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholars are required to submit a report on their summer at the LGI, including their plans to use Latin or Greek in the future.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has supported a series of competitive fellowships to the Latin/Greek Institute to exceptional art history graduate students at Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities. Fellowship support consists of a $3,000 grant to be applied toward tuition. Preference will be given to recently accepted graduate students with a proposed focus on the history of European art.
The Latin/Greek Institute will submit its annual proposal for fellowship support to the Kress Foundation in the spring. Qualified art history graduate students who would like to be included in the proposal for a Kress Fellowship should submit the following items:
All materials must be received in order to be included in the proposal. If you intend to apply for a Kress Fellowship, contact the LGI office well before the deadline.
Materials should be sent in PDF form by e-mail to Suklima Roy.
At the conclusion of the program, all Kress Foundation Fellows are required to submit a report on their summer at the LGI, including their plans to use Latin or Greek in the future.
The Floyd L. Moreland Scholarship Fund of the Latin/Greek Institute offers partial tuition scholarships for institute students with demonstrated financial need. The fund is supported entirely by contributions from graduates and friends of the institute. Applicants will also be eligible for consideration for the Christina M. Dunkle Memorial Scholarship Award. These awards are privately funded and are not administered directly by the City University of New York.
Interested students must submit an application to the LGI’s programs and a separate scholarship application. Students may submit a single scholarship application to be considered for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarships, Floyd L. Moreland Scholarships, and Hardy Hansen Prize.
At the conclusion of the program, all recipients of the Floyd L. Moreland Scholarship and Christina M. Dunkle Memorial Scholarship Award are required to submit a report for the donors on their summer at the LGI, including their plans for using Latin or Greek in the future.
The Hardy Hansen Prize will offer partial tuition awards to students at the Latin/Greek Institute who are exceptional and in need of financial aid. The award cannot be released to awardees until they have submitted a thank you note for donors to the Brooklyn College Foundation, and completed the proper tax forms.
Scholarships—in honor of Glenn Knudsvig, Arthur McKinlay, Maureen O’Donnell, and Ed Phinney—can be used to fund classes required for Latin Certification or summer study programs. Awards range from $250 to $1,500, and applicants must be members of the American Classical League for at least three years (graduate students and new teachers exempt).
More information on how to apply is available here.
Scholarships for New York State residents to fund the study and teaching of Latin, and classics in general. Awards range from $250 to $1,500. More information and downloadable application forms are available here.
Eligibility: Eta Sigma Phi members who:
In order to be valid, membership must have been registered with the national office of Eta Sigma Phi by the application deadline.
The award of $750 will support a summer activity contributing to the recipient’s preparation for teaching or university courses leading to certification.
A limited number of stipends are available for graduate students participating in summer courses in medieval languages or manuscript studies. The stipend will be paid directly to the program to offset a portion of the tuition cost and is contingent on acceptance into the program. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy of America in good standing with at least one year of graduate school remaining and must demonstrate both the importance of the summer course to their program of study and their home institution’s inability to offer analogous course work.
The National Latin Exam is excited to continue its New Latin Educators Scholarship. In keeping with the spirit of inspiring young people to enter the teaching profession, the NLE will give five $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors, college students, or others who are obtaining their credentials in order to teach Latin.
The Jane Harriman Hall Professional Development Scholarship program is designed to support teachers in their ability to teach Latin. The scholarship was developed in honor of Jane Harriman Hall, founder of the National Latin Exam, in order to continue her efforts to bring high-quality Latin instruction to students throughout the United States.
These awards are bestowed by the New York Classical Club in honor of a master teacher, Phyllis Winquist, to support candidates who are taking courses to acquire or improve skills in teaching Latin or Ancient Greek in grades 7–12. Candidates must be paid members of the NYCC at the time of applying and during the 12 months of the funded period. They must either be teaching classics in grades 7–12 or show clear indication of doing so in the near future.
The purpose of the scholarship from the Society for Classical Studies
is to further minority undergraduates’ preparation for graduate work in classics or classical archaeology. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the United States, Canada, or Europe. The maximum amount of the award will be $4,500.
Open to those preparing for Latin teacher certification. Society for Classical Studies membership is not required. Funding available: up to $1,500.
Undergraduates who are residents of the state of New York may be eligible for tuition assistance through the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Check with the financial aid office at your college or university. The phone number of the TAP office at Brooklyn College is 718.951.5051.