The following awards are available to Classical Studies students; some depend on nomination by a faculty member, others require a formal application from the student. Please read the descriptions below carefully, and address any questions to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
THE MORRIS H. BERNSTEIN JR. PRIZE IN LATIN DECLAMATION was established in 1983 by William H. Bernstein (B.A. 1983) in memory of his father, Morris H. Bernstein, Jr. (B.A. 1943, M.D. 1946). It is awarded to an undergraduate who has studied two semesters of Latin and wins a competition held in April requiring participants to deliver from memory selected Latin passages that reflect the classical ideal.
THE DAVIS PRIZE FOR TRAVEL TO ICCS, ROME, was established in 2005 by Dick (BE'69) and Barbara (BSN '69) Davis to support travel expenses for undergraduates attending the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.
THE NED PARKER NABERS AWARD was established by colleagues and friends in memory of classics professor Ned Parker Nabers who served on the faculty from 1966 until his death in 1984. It recognizes the best essay or research paper by an undergraduate in the fields of classical archaeology or ancient art or architecture.
THE SUE SUGG PIANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1972 by Dr. W. D. Sugg (B.A. 1919, M.D. 1923) as a memorial to his sister, who was a Vanderbilt graduate. The scholarship, awarded to students majoring in classical studies, is based on financial need and academic merit.
THE MARY ELEANOR STEELE SCHOLARSHIP was established in 1941 through a bequest from Professor Emeritus Robert Steele and his wife, Elizabeth, in memory of their daughter. Professor Steele was a member of the faculty from 1901 until 1938. The scholarship is awarded to a female student majoring in Classical Studies, though preference is given to female freshmen intending to major.