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Scholarships

The Classics and Letters Department annually awards scholarships to our outstanding junior and senior majors. The scholarships are open to Letters or Classics majors who have accrued 60 hours (including hours tested out of) and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Some scholarships are for Letters majors only; some for Letters or Classics majors, some for study abroad; one is reserved for students pursing a teaching career in Latin.

All applications are open from October 1 to February 1. Apply online at ou.edu/scholarships.

Established by an OU alumnus in recognition of Peggy Chambers' outstanding contributions to the Classics and Letters programs. Awarded to outstanding junior or senior Letters major. Number and stipend varies.

Established by a Letters alumna and her husband, both graduates of the University of Oklahoma, for study abroad scholarships. Awarded to outstanding junior or senior Letters major. Number and stipend varies.

Established by a former student of Philip Nolan. Awarded to outstanding junior or senior Letters major. Number and stipend varies.

Established by the former students, colleagues and friends of Dr. Philip Nolan. Awarded to outstanding senior Letters or major Classics. Number and stipend varies.

Established by Charles Williams for his mother, Mary Enod Williams a long time public school teacher who graduated from OU with a degree in Latin. Awarded to outstanding Letters or Classics major. Stipend varies.

Jean Herrick was a long time member of the Classics Faculty. Awarded annually to a senior Classics major who intends to pursue a teaching career in Latin.

Reid Philips was a Letters major. His parents established this scholarship in his memory. Awarded to outstanding junior or senior Letters major.

Established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Goble, distinguished teacher and scholar. Any eligible deserving undergraduate Letters major is qualified for either an initial award or a subsequent award if, in the opinion of the selection committee, the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation and the student needs supplemental financial assistance.For purposes of this scholarship, satisfactory progress shall be deemed to be the achievement of and maintenance of at least a 3.0 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Established by an OU alumnus in recognition of Cheryl Walker-Esbaugh's outstanding contributions to the Classics and Letters programs. Awarded to a junior or senior Classics or Letters major with financial need.

J. Rufus Fears was an exceptionally gifted and respected teacher of Classics at the University of Oklahoma who influenced the lives and shaped the careers of many students. This award was established by donors to recognize Dr. Fears' many contributions to the University of Oklahoma, the immediate community and the state. The Fears Scholarship is for deserving Letters or Classics majors with financial need who have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.

This scholarship was established by John Hansen, an instructor in the Department of Classics and Latin, in honor of his father. This prize is awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to the teaching of Latin at the high school level in Oklahoma.

2017 Classics and Letters Scholarship Recipients

The Philip J. Nolan Scholarship

  • Stetson Purgason
  • Kendall Dobbins
  • Ryan Bird
  • Alona Kemp
  • Elizabeth Anderson

The Charles and Julie Daniels Scholarship

  • Kimberly Bishop
  • Elizabeth Bagwell
  • Dylan Rodolf
  • Michael Redzich

The Mary Enod Williams Scholarship

  • Tifani Barthel
  • Carol Ann Brockman
  • Madison Ewald

The Jean Herrick Scholarship

  • Laura Kozloski
  • Justin Tisdale
  • Madeleine Lange

The Peggy Chambers Scholarship

  • Rosemary Mahaffey
  • Ankitha Gangarapu

The J. Rufus Fears Scholarship

  • Breanna Boss
  • Philip Swart

The John H. Hansen Prize

  • Jillian Buxton

The Philip Nolan Memorial Scholarship

  • Matt Haught

The Cheryl Walker-Esbaugh Scholarship

  • Trysta Kershner