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The Department of Classics offers several scholarships to assist students in their travels to Rome.

UGA in Rome Scholarships, awards & grants:

There are several scholarships and grants available for the UGA Classics in Rome program. Only a single application is needed to be considered for all. Please visit the Scholarships, Awards, and Grants page to submit your on-line applications and on-line requests for a faculty recommendation or send the following materials as an attachment by email to

1) a letter explaining why you want to participate in the program, what you hope to achieve, and what makes you a worthy recipient of financial help.

2) a letter of recommendation from a professor discussing your academic performance and why you would be a good candidate for the scholarship or the award

January 31, 2024

The David L. Thompson Study Abroad in Classics Scholarship

The David L. Thompson Studies Abroad Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. David Lowell Thompson, a former member of the Classics Department faculty. The scholarship is intended to assist undergraduate students who study abroad in the Classics within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Selection criteria are based upon academic excellence, with preference given to majors, minors, and graduate students in the Department of Classics.

The Edward and Jenny Best Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Dr. Edward Best, founder of UGA Classics in Rome, and in honor of his wife, Jenny Best who accompanied him in all of his trips.  It is given to outstanding students who excel in their field.

Tom Poss Award

This award, established in memory of Dr. Tom Poss, a beloved member of the department and of the Rome faculty, is given to an outstanding student enrolled in the UGA in Rome study abroad program.

The Linda J. Piper Award for Studies Abroad

PLEASE NOTE: for 2023 this award is administered by the Department of Classics.

The Linda J. Piper Award for Studies Abroad Fund is a joint fund of the Departments of Classics and History, administered by the Classics Department. The award, established in honor of Professor Linda J. Piper, is to alternate between the Departments of Classics and History with Classics bestowing the award in odd-numbered years. It is intended to assist students to offset expenses, such as tuition, fees, and transportation costs, directly related to study abroad. All students majoring in the Classics Department are eligible to apply for the award.

UGA Classics in Rome Grants

These grants are awarded from the Rome Study Abroad Support Fund that was created with the contributions of alumni and friends of the program. They are intended to assist undergraduate students who attend the program, regardless of their major or their institution, and they may range from $100 to $500 each.


Scholarships are also available from: 

Franklin College Study Abroad Program Scholarship


Experiential Learning Scholarships

Has a useful FAQ. It is best to request a scholarship amount based on your overall assistance/known budget.


The Gilman Scholarship

The Office of Global Engagement is awarding thousands of dollars to deserving students through the Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Program awards over 2,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.  In order to be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship you must:

• Be a recipient of a Federal Pell Grant 
• Be a U.S. Citizen 
• Want to study or intern abroad for 4 weeks (semester OR summer!) 
• Talk to an education abroad advisor in the OIE!  (706-542-2900).

Important Note: Students who are applying for any financial assistance in order to study abroad may want to check carefully the guidelines for those sources; it’s possible that some units, like Franklin College, may require a copy of the FAFSA in order to assess a student’s need. 


There is often a waiting period for a FAFSA assessment to be processed, so a FAFSA application filed late could affect whether a student can provide the needed assessment in time for a scholarship deadline.

Office of Global Engagement General Scholarships

For other scholarships visit the Office of Global Engagement website:


Honors Program Internal Scholarships and Stipends


Additional Scholarships

For other scholarships visit the Office of International Education website:



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