John G. Hawthorne Travel Prize in Classical Studies

Awards funding for research or study of classical materials in Greece or Italy

The John G. Hawthorne Travel Prize is expected to be worth $5000 this year. The prize is given to an outstanding undergraduate student of classical languages, literature, or civilization for travel to Greece or Italy or for study of classical materials in other countries. It may be used to pursue a project of the student's own design or to participate in appropriate programs conducted in Greece or Italy.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Monday, April 5, 2021


A written report of what was accomplished during the period of the prize must be submitted to the Director of Undergraduate Studies by the first week of the following Autumn Quarter.

Eligibility Requirements

This Prize is open to any UChicago student who has taken a GREK, LATN, or CLCV course in the College, and may be used for travel in Greece and/or Italy, or for classics-related study there or in other appropriate locations.

Application Process


To apply for the Fellowship, please submit to our Administrative Assistant, Kathy Fox, by the Monday of second week of Spring Quarter of third year:

  • A current copy of your transcript
  • An intenerary or project statement of 2-3 pages
  • A provisional budget
  • A faculty letter of recommendation

The successful applicant must also submit a written report of what they achieved during the Fellowship to the Director of Undergraduate Studies by the first week of Autumn Quarter of fourth year


For more information on this opportunity, please contact: