College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Classics

Georgia Watkins Student Grant in Classics

Revised Spring, 2011

Thanks to the Georgia Watkins Fund, the Classical Studies Program at Butler will be able to offer financial support to help Classics majors and minors participate in off-campus opportunities that would further their intellectual or vocational interests in the languages, cultures, history, and literature of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Activities that might qualify include:

  • Travel, conference fees, and expenses for academic meetings (APA, CAMWS, ICC, Eta Sigma Phi, IJCL, etc.)
  • Travel and housing aid for workshops (summer Greek or Latin workshops, archaeological digs, etc.)
  • Travel to pre-professional events, such as visits for Classics graduate programs
  • Support for study abroad opportunities with a strong Classics focus
  • Support for expenses connected with undergraduate theses or independent study projects
  • Support for student-initiated and organized workshops or seminars to be held on the Butler campus

Requests for support must be submitted in an electronic file, preferably a PDF.  See below for instructions.

The Classics faculty will review proposals monthly from October 1 through April 1, on or shortly after the first of each month.  Applicants will be informed of the disposition of their application within two or three weeks.

Support from the Watkins Fund is designated for majors and minors in Classics at Butler University, especially those with a high record of involvement with the Classical Studies program both in and out of the classroom.

At the end of the award period, students will need to submit a report about the experience. The length of report should reflect the scope of the experience funded by the Watkins Fund.

You can copy and paste this text into a Word document:

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Application for Support from Georgia Watkins Fund

Fill in the information requested below.  Please submit your answers to questions 1-3 on a separate page.

TODAY'S DATE

YOUR NAME

BUTLER STUDENT ID NUMBER

HOME ADDRESS

 

CAMPUS ADDRESS

 

TELEPHONE

Home:

Campus:                                                   Mobile:

QUESTION #1

In a paragraph or two, give a detailed description of the project or activity for which you are requesting support.  Include precise information (name, address, telephone, email) about any organization(s) involved other than Butler University, the exact dates of the proposed engagement, and any other information pertinent to your proposal.

QUESTION #2

In a paragraph or two, explain how the project or activity will contribute to your intellectual development as a student of Classics AND/OR how the project or activity will contribute to vocational aspirations related to Classics.

QUESTION #3

Submit an itemized budget detailing the total costs of the proposed project or activity.  Indicate how much of the budget you are asking the Watkins Fund to cover.  The larger your budget, the less likely it is that the Watkins Fund can cover the total cost.  But ask for what you need.

Submit the completed application in an electronic file to the program's administrative assistant, Mrs. Mary Proffitt (mproffit@butler.edu ).