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The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Classical Studies and College of Liberal and Professional Studies offer two fellowships, the Elsie Phare Fellowship and the Masciantonio Fellowship. Each fellowship supports a student in our well-established Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program in providing tuition and fees for one academic year at a rate of two courses per semester, as well as $20,000 toward living expenses.

We particularly invite applications from students belonging to underrepresented minority groups. This includes individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in fields relating to the study of the ancient world, individuals from low-income households, and first-generation college students.

In addition, applicants must have completed at least one year (2 semesters, or the equivalent achieved through intensive coursework) of either Greek and Latin to be considered for either fellowship. Applicants must apply online to the Classical Studies post-baccalaureate program and, in addition, complete an application essay (as part of the online application) that states how the perspective they bring will broaden the study of the ancient world. Applicants need only submit one essay to be considered for both fellowships.

Please note that the application deadline for the program beginning in the fall 2022 semester is April 15, 2022, with rolling admissions thereafter. The application deadline for the Phare Fellowship and the Masciantonio Fellowship is April 15, 2022.

Classical Studies faculty

Meet distinguished Classical Studies Department faculty members involved in the post-baccalaureate program.

Am I eligible to apply?

Learn more about applicant qualifications for the Classical Studies Post-Baccalaureate Program.

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