Lester Reid '56 Academic Enrichment Fund


The Department of Classics invites applications for a departmental enrichment fund designed to offer modest financial support (up to $750.00) to full-time Dartmouth students who wish to pursue a formal course or other program of study off campus in the field of Classics during an off term. The Department of Classics encourages students who plan to attend or participate in language study, excavations, or comparable activities (e.g., summer institutes) to apply for support. Funds may be used for travel, tuition, or supplies. The application should include a brief statement of purpose, a proposed budget, the approval of the student's major advisor, and one letter of recommendation from a member of the Classics Department. Applicants should include documentation of their acceptance to a formal course of study, internship, excavation, or similar.

Students in all fields of Classics are eligible. Preference will be given to students who are:

  • Not previous recipients of this fellowship
  • Holders of a G.P.A. in Classics of 3.3 or better
  • Majors (all fields) in the Classics Department
  • Minors (all fields) in the Classics Department

Note: Students who wish to conduct research over the summer term for a Senior Honors Project are encouraged to seek funding from other college resources outside the Classics Department. Information about such sources can be found at the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Research.

Fellowships will normally be awarded for the summer term. Review of applications will begin on May 1st. Students needing to secure funding in order to accept a position in a summer seminar, course, or excavation et al. may apply early to the department and specify the program's deadlines on their applications. Receipt of applications closes on May 20th.

Lester Reid '56 Academic Enrichment Fund
Department of Classics
Dartmouth College
6086 Reed Hall Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

Lester Reid Academic Enrichment Fund Application (pdf)

Past Recipients

  • Thomas Rover '16. ran an archaeological dig, ArchaeoTek, Canada
  • Zhenwei Mei '14. Zhenwei Mei attended a month-long, intensive Italian course in preparation for the fall FSP program.
  • Katelyn Burgess '13. Katelyn Burgess worked at the Caladinho Archaeological Project in Portugal.
  • Emily Stronski '13. Emily Stronski worked at the Gabii project in Rome.
  • Emma Vance '13. Emma Vance participated in the excavation at Gournia, a Minoan town on Crete.
  • Chloe Moon '13 and Jenna Winebaum '13. Both participated in the Idalion project, an archaeological dig on Cyprus.
  • Elizabeth Neill '13. Elizabeth Neill presented a paper at the Undergraduate Classics Conference at Miami University (Dayton, Ohio) on Female Figures and Columns in Ancient Greek Art: The Boundaries of the Oikos, and also interned this summer at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Benjamin Driver '12. Benjamin Driver studied Greek at Harvard.
  • Elizabeth Short '12. Elizabeth Short worked on a summer research project.
  • Kasia Vincunus '11. Kasia Vincunas studied Italian in preparation as the Classics FSP assistant.
  • Jacqueline T. Olson '07. Jacqueline Olson traveled to Rome for a week where she conducted research in museums for her senior honors thesis on the Velletri Sarcophagus.
  • Amy R. Bruton '06. Amy Bruton studied Modern Greek for a summer at the School of Modern Greek in Thessaloniki.
  • Clare F. O'Keeffe '06. Clare O'Keeffe studied Italian for a summer at the University for Foreigners Perugia.
  • James Sham '05. James Sham traveled to Athens, Greece for a winter and study modern Greek, study Hellenistic art at excavation sites and museums, and study modern Greek poetry.
  • Anthony Bider-Hall '05. Anthony Bider-Hall attended The Athens Centre in Athens to learn Modern Greek and to study theology by visiting monuments, churches, and monasteries.
  • Matthew I. Kenney '04. Matthew Kenney participated in an internship at the Ure Museum in Reading, England for a summer.
  • Sarah C. Murray '04. Sarah Murray participated in the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii for a summer.
  • Ryan B. Samuels '04. Ryan Samuels traveled to Rome for six weeks to participate in Aestiva Romae Latinitas, a program in spoken Latin conducted by Father Reginald Foster.
  • Amanda Herring '02. Amanda Herring participated in the American School of Classical Studies' excavations in the Athenian Agora for a summer.