Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships

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Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups across North America who are engaged in the study of archaeology have a chance to apply for the precious Frank M. Snowden Jr. Scholarships. The program is being arranged by the Society for Classical Studies.

The purpose of the award is to help students defray the higher cost of education and provide them with more opportunities. The students who are in need of funds to accomplish their studies will definitely get support to fulfill their ambitions and goals.

The Society for Classical Studies was established as the American Philological Association in 1869. It was founded by “professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science,” which is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literature, and civilizations.

Who May Eligible?

Interested candidates are asked to review the eligibility requirements before applying:

  • Must be undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups across North America
  • Applicants must demonstrate ability in fields that prepare a student for further study in Classics or archaeology
  • The underrepresented group includes African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native-American, and Pacific-Islander American students.

How to Apply

Students who are willing to apply for the scholarship are required to download an application form and submit it with all the mentioned materials via e-mail to the Executive Director of the SCS, Dr. Helen Cullyer, at

Supporting Documents

  • A letter stating your career goals and plans for 2021, with a list of programs applied to. How would the proposed program help you achieve your future goals? Examples include completing a major or minor in Classics; preparing for post-baccalaureate work or graduate study; preparing for a field or profession beyond Classics in which you can apply your skills in a range of settings;
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or other professionals who have worked with you during the past two years. Letters should indicate how the candidate meets the criteria for the award
  • A one-page statement of the projected or actual budget (e.g., airfare, program, tuition, expenses, accommodation expenses, income replacement, etc.)
  • A transcript of current undergraduate work which should be either a secure (locked) transcript provided to you by your institution or an electronic version of your current transcript submitted by your department chair.


The Frank M. Snowden Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships include a maximum award of $4,500 which will be presented by the Society for Classical Studies to an underprivileged student. The grant will help out the recipient to cover up various educational expenses.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time,  December 20, 2021.

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