The Classics Department Award

  1. Amounts: $1,000 - $5,000
  2. Eligibility: High school seniors and transfer students who have applied to UD and have an interest in studying classics.


Deadline: December 1, 2012

The competition includes a one-hour translation test (from either Greek or Latin) and an interview with the Classics Department faculty.  We encourage you to schedule the exam and interview during the fall Odyssey Days program, because that way you can meet other future UD students visiting at the same time.  If this is impossible, you may schedule a Personal Visit at any time until the deadline, by contacting the Campus Visit Coordinator, Mr. Drew Klein (

To Apply:

  1. Apply for admission to the university.
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school or college Latin teacher, and
  3. Schedule an on-campus interview with the Classics Department by contacting the campus visit coordinator (
  4. Complete the Special Award Program Application and submit it prior to your campus visit and interview. Please be sure to mark the envelope or fax "Special Award Program Application."

Renewability Criteria:

This scholarship is renewable annually and is available to you during four consecutive school years, dependent upon your academic performance and the criteria stated below.

  1. Maintain full-time academic status each semester by earning at least twelve UD credit hours each fall and spring semester, and at least twenty-seven UD credit hours per annual review period.
  2. Demonstrate a cumulative UD G.P.A. (grade point average) of at least 3.000 on the annual review date.
  3. Complete two advanced courses within the Classics Department beyond the required language Core. Exceptions to this are possible, especially if a scholar elects to study Greek and must start at the elementary level. The exact number of required courses will depend on the student's placement in Latin and/or Greek upon arrival and will be determined by the Chairman of the Department of Classics, Dr. Karl Maurer, who may be contacted at  Courses taken beyond the Core may count as electives.
  4. Begin Classics courses during the first semester of your freshman year, and take at least one course each semester in which you are at the Irving campus, until the minimum is reached.
  5. Meet with the Classics Advisor each semester for approval of your course schedule until you have achieved the minimum course completion requirement.

Send letters of recommendation to:

University of Dallas
Office of Undergraduate Admission
c/o Campus Visit Coordinator
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062-4736
Fax: 972.721.5017

All materials for the Special Award Program must be submitted 2 weeks prior to a campus visit.



*Note:   The official University of Dallas Admissions Office version of this page can be found here.