In addition to the information available on UMBC’s Financial Aid webpage, we would like to inform potential Ancient Studies majors of the scholarships available to them.
The Humanities Scholarship Program
The Diane Zdenek Scholarship
Friends of Diane Zdenek, a well-loved teacher of Latin in Columbia, Maryland, have established a scholarship to honor her memory. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funds to support an incoming student who plans to major in Ancient Studies at UMBC, and has demonstrated outstanding academic accomplishment. Preference will be given to high school graduates from Howard County. In the event no incoming student meets the criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a current Ancient Studies major, to support his or her ability to participate in the Ancient Studies study/travel programs. The award is worth $500. For more information, contact David Rosenbloom, the Department Chair.
Offered by the Ancient Studies Department
Summer Excavation or Study Abroad Scholarships
Upper level Ancient Studies majors may apply for a scholarship to study abroad, at an accredited summer program specializing in ancient cultures, or to excavate at training excavations. The application process takes place in the first half of the spring semester and is announced in Ancient Studies classes. Preference is given to students having completed or currently enrolled in Greek or Latin 201.
Student Assistantships for Study-Travel
Student Assistantships are available to enable qualified, upper-level Ancient Studies majors to participate in the ANCS Study-Travel courses. The application process takes place in the first half of the fall semester and is announced in Ancient Studies Classes. Preference is given to students having completed or currently enrolled in Greek or Latin 201. For more information, contact the professor in charge of the particular course.
Scholarships for Summer Study, Excavation, and/or Study-Travel Assistantships
Christopher Sherwin Award
Endowed by Jack and Carol Mullen, 1972 graduates of UMBC, in memory of Dr. Walter Sherwin’s son Christopher, it enables students to participate in study-travel and excavation opportunities.
Robert and Jane Shedd Award in Ancient Studies
Endowed in honor of Robert Shedd, Chairman of the Division of Humanities when UMBC opened in 1966, a strong supporter of Ancient Studies, to enable students to participate in excavations and study-travel programs.
William and Martha Christopher Scholarship Award
Endowed by Barbara Christopher Quinn, an Ancient Studies major who graduated in 1978, in honor of her parents, to help students participate in excavations and study-travel programs.