Merit-based Classics Fellowships and Grants

CU Classics is pleased to be able to offer a range of fellowships and grants to its highest achieving and most promising undergraduates, through the generosity of friends of the department.

Ann Nichols Fellowships

In each year since 1999-2000 we have been able to award a set of generous grants for undergraduates. These help cover some of the costs of in-state tuition at CU-Boulder or of participation in conferences, summer field schools, summer language programs, or approved study abroad programs. These grants are made possible by the generosity of CU alumna and classics major, Ann Nichols.

Robinson Memorial Fellowships (2022 – 2025)

Dr. Randolph “Randy” Robinson was a doctor, philanthropist, and student of Classical Greek at the University of Colorado Boulder. To those lucky enough to be his classmates, he was encouraging, uplifting, patient, and kind.
This scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Robinson by one such classmate, provides a $4,000 scholarship award for a student enrolled at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and majoring in Classics on the Greek and/or Latin Language and Literature track, in each of the years 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. All students on the Language and Literature track are encouraged to apply.

Dwyer Translation Prize 

We are delighted to be able to offer a prize to undergraduates for the best translation of an unseen Greek and/or Latin text during a timed translation exam in the spring, thanks to the Dwyer Translation Prize provided by CU classics alumnus Matthew Dwyer.

Field Study Scholarships (2022 – 2026)

The Field Study Scholarship in Classics has been established by an anonymous donor to support archaeological fieldwork conducted by an undergraduate or graduate Classics student, especially those who will be working abroad and those who will be working on projects not otherwise supported by or associated with the University of Colorado. The goal is to encourage students to think outside the fieldwork opportunities offered by CU and be able to participate in fieldwork in areas or lands that are important for their development and field of study.

Please contact the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for additional information. Ancient statue from antiquity without head

The following employment opportunities are also sometimes available:

  • Undergraduates eligible for work-study support through Financial Aid may apply for positions in our main reception area for 10 to 15 hours per week.
  • Through special academic relationships developed with the faculty, undergraduates may be employed as research assistants for an hourly stipend.
  • Undergraduates with outstanding language skills may be sponsored by the department as tutors in Latin or Greek.
  • The CU residence halls employ tutors for their resident students, especially for the larger courses such as Latin, Myth, and Trash and Treasure. Flexibility is an asset for gaining these positions.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

UROP funds undergraduate research, scholarly and creative work with several types of grants. In other words, students get paid for participating in academic enrichment--scholarly activity which generally occurs outside the classroom (with some exceptions). UROP projects are essentially partnerships between CU's outstanding faculty and highly motivated and engaged students.

Undergraduate Enrichment Programs

Including, Boettcher Scholars and Norlin Scholars, Professional and Academic Conference Endowment, and Top Scholarships.

McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars are from underserved backgrounds and demonstrate strong academic potential for graduate school. They are first-generation and low-income students, or students historically underrepresented in graduate education, who are interested in earning a doctoral degree in their field.

CU Boulder Scholarship Application

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application is available year-round through the student portal; however, the majority of scholarships are available to view October 1 - February 15. Prospective students can complete the scholarship application once they have applied for admission and requested access through their Admissions Application Status Page. The scholarship application is optional and completely separate from the admissions process. Completing the application has no impact on your chances of admission. A scholarship committee evaluates submitted applications and selects recipients. Scholarships are highly competitive and award criteria may include academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership, or other requirements.

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application includes both a streamlined application for multiple CU scholarships, but it also helps you find additional scholarships to apply for. Scholarships within the CU Boulder Scholarship Application will specify how to apply (including those offered through the general application). To apply using the tool, students will need to log in to MyCUInfo.


Students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15.