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Awards & Prizes

Prizes

John Everett Brady Prize

The John Everett Brady Prize is open to all classes and is awarded for excellence in the translation of Latin at sight; a second prize is awarded for the best performance in the beginning Latin course.

Julia Harwood Caverno Prize

The Julia Harwood Caverno Prize is awarded for the best performance in the beginning Greek course.

Alice Hubbard Derby Prize

The Alice Hubbard Derby Prize is awarded to a member of the junior or senior class for excellence in the translation of Greek at sight; a second prize is awarded to a member of the junior or senior class for excellence in the study of Greek literature in the year in which the award is made.

George E. Dimock Memorial Prize

The George E. Dimock Memorial Prize is awarded for the best essay on a classical subject submitted by a Smith College undergraduate.

The Rhorer Fund

The Department of Classical Languages and Literatures has limited funds available from the Catherine Campbell Rhorer Fund, to be awarded:

  1. For travel and enrichment purposes to classics or classical studies majors who have been accepted to study classics abroad during their junior year.
  2. In support of summer course work taken at another college or university, after approval by the classics department, by classics or classical studies majors sufficiently advanced in the field, or by graduating seniors.

Normally, successful applicants will have a record of A- or better in Greek and/or Latin courses taken at Smith. Financial need will be taken into consideration in determining awards. Application may be made at any point during the academic year. To compete for an award from the Rhorer Fund, a student should submit a letter of application to the chair of the department consisting of (a) one or two paragraphs describing her projected plan of study and/or travel and explaining how it would enhance her education in classics and (b) a budget.