Funding for Winter Session Study of Greek

Oct. 8, 2020

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics is excited to offer support to students who would like to begin their study of Ancient Greek this winter!  

Greek 101- Elementary Classical Greek I will be available fully online during the upcoming Winter Session (12/21/20-1/12/21). GRK 101 will prepare students for GRK 102 in the Spring 2021 semester. More information on enrolling in Winter Session can be found at

GRK 101 can count toward your University of Arizona language requirement, and it can also count toward the minor in New Testament Language and Literature. Religious Studies majors double-majoring in Classics can also double-count one Greek course at the 200 level or higher toward the completion of both majors.

For UA students interested in enrolling in GRK 101 in Winter 2020, the Department is offering multiple scholarships for full or partial support of Winter Session tuition. To be eligible for this funding, students must commit to enrolling in GRK 102 in Spring 2021.

To apply for funding to help cover Winter 2020 tuition for GRK 101, please submit your application materials by Friday, December 4, 2020 (the deadline has been extended from the original 11/30/20 deadline). Application materials should be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Marcela Thompson at

The application must include 1) a statement of application, and 2) a University of Arizona transcript. Detailed instructions are as follows:

  1. Please submit a statement of application, which includes the following:

  • At the top of your statement, please list 1) your name, 2) your University of Arizona email address, 3) your major(s) and minor (if applicable), 4) a statement confirming that you have enrolled in GRK 102 for Spring 2021, and 5) your anticipated graduation date from the University of Arizona.
  • In 1-2 pages, respond to the following prompts:
    • Describe what you find interesting about studying classical Greek. Why would you like to pursue this course of study?
    • Describe your commitment and ability to devote sigificant time to the study of classical Greek during Winter Session.
    • Briefly discuss your financial needs for tuition coverage for Winter Session.
    • Note any academic strengths and qualifications you have that will help you make the most of this opportunity for intensive language study.
    • Finally, please list the name and contact information of a UA faculty member who can serve as a reference for you.
  1. The application also requires a University of Arizona transcript. It is fine to send an unofficial transcript.

To apply, please email all application materials listed above to Ms. Marcela Thompson ( by December 4, 2020.