Charles D. Perry Endowed Scholarship

The Charles D. Perry Endowed Scholarship was established in 1990 from gifts donated by Dr. Charles D. Perry, former professor of Classical Languages at UA, and Dr. J. Warren Perry, former Professor and Dean of Health Related Sciences at SUNY-Buffalo. Priority for the award is given to outstanding incoming students who intend to major in Classics at UA. Most of these students will have taken Latin or related course of study on the high school level. Each year we award approximately 4 Perry scholarships. The amount of the award varies from year to year but can be substantial.

To apply for the Perry Scholarship, please send an application letter stating, in particular, an intent to study of Classical Languages (Latin & ancient Greek) at UA, a transcript from high school or another institution, SAT scores, and a letter of recommendation from a former teacher, preferably a Latin teacher. These can be sent together or individually by March 1st of each year to the following:

Professor Kirk Summers
Classics
The University of Alabama
Box 870246
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Selby Hanssen Memorial Scholarship and the Lelia Harris Lang Scholarship

Two other awards, the Selby Hanssen Memorial Scholarship and the Lelia Harris Lang Scholarship, are given to two outstanding students who are already studying Classics at UA. The decision on these awards will be made based on the faculty’s judgment of their students’ work without application on the part of the students.