Monmouth College
Department of Classics

Latin Performance Scholarship

up to $2000.00 per year
renewable for 4 years
designed especially for both majors and non-majors

To Apply:

1.) Prepare a short passage (c.30-50 lines) in Latin prose or poetry to discuss with faculty and students at an audition on the Monmouth College campus;

2.) Call 1-800-74SCOTS (747-2687) to set up an audition time. Applicants are advised to schedule this audition by February 1st in order to insure eligibility for this scholarship.

3.) Bring (or send) a letter of reference from your Latin teacher.

Deadline for scheduling an audition is January 12.

Note: You do not have to major or minor in Latin to be eligible for this award, but recipients are expected to demonstrate some competence in comprehending and translating Latin with the aid of a dictionary.

Monmouth College Department of Classics offers:

1.) a nationally-recognized program in Latin and the Classics;

2.) an active chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics Honorary Society;

3.) personal attention and individualized instruction in small Latin classes.

You must successfully complete at least one .25 course in Latin per semester. (Note: An audited course does not fulfill the terms of this scholarship.)

Recipient comments about the scholarship:
Emma Vanderpool MC17 says: "
applied for this scholarship because Matt Katsenes 04, my high school Latin teacher, encouraged me to apply and to continue my studies in the Classics into the college level. I have not regretted that decision. Studying Latin at Monmouth is such a unique and wonderful opportunity. The small class sizes and close professor-student relationships truly allow students to grow and develop."
Tim Morris MC15 says:
"The Latin Directed Readings courses that you can take to fulfill the requirements of the scholarship are so fun that its like getting free money!"
Mark Shoemaker MC'09
"The Latin performance scholarship has given me two things.  The first is that it has introduced me into an interesting class that I enjoy very much, Latin Directed Readings.  The other thing that the Latin Performance Scholarship has given me is more peace of mind pertaining to my financial aid.  Thus the Latin Performance Scholarship has made my life here at Monmouth College a little bit more interesting and enjoyable."

Previous Scholars

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Contact: Dr. Thomas J. Sienkewicz
Minnie Billings Capron Professor of Classics
Monmouth College
Monmouth, Illinois 61462
(309) 457-2371
(309) 457-2310

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