Rome Program


The Department of Classics offers two scholarships to assist students in their travels to Rome.

Important Note: Students who are applying for any financial assistance in order to study abroad may want to check carefully the guidelines for those sources; it’s possible that some units, like Franklin College, may require a copy of the FAFSA in order to assess a student’s need. 


There is often a waiting period for a FAFSA assessment to be processed, so a FAFSA application filed late could affect whether a student can provide the needed assessment in time for a scholarship deadline.

For the Thompson and Piper scholarships, and for the UGA Classics in Rome grants, students should submit a letter of recommendation from a professor e-mailed to or sent directly to:
Dr. Elena Bianchelli, Director
Classics Department
221 Park Hall
Athens, GA 30602

Franklin College Study Abroad Program Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship

The Office of International Education (OIE) is awarding thousands of dollars to deserving students through the Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Program awards over 2,000 scholarships of up to $5,000 to students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.  In order to be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship you must:

• Be a recipient of a Federal Pell Grant 
• Be a U.S. Citizen 
• Want to study or intern abroad for 4 weeks (semester OR summer!) 
• Talk to an education abroad advisor in the OIE!  (706-542-2900) or make an appointment.

Scholarships Specific to the Program:

The Linda J. Piper Award for Studies Abroad

The Linda J. Piper Award for Studies Abroad Fund is a joint fund of the Departments of Classics and History, administered by the Classics Department. The award, established in honor of Professor Linda J. Piper, is to alternate between the Departments of Classics and History with Classics bestowing the award in odd-numbered years. It is intended to assist students to offset expenses, such as tuition, fees, and transportation costs, directly related to study abroad. All students majoring in the Classics Department are eligible to apply for the award. Please see the Undergraduate Coordinator for more information. Application deadline is February 28 (of odd-numbered years) for Classics students.


The David L. Thompson Study Abroad in Classics Scholarship

The David L. Thompson Studies Abroad Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. David Lowell Thompson, a former member of the Classics Department faculty. The scholarship is intended to assist undergraduate students who study abroad in the Classics within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Selection criteria are based upon academic excellence, with preference given to majors, minors, and graduate students in the Department of Classics. Recipients of the Thompson Scholarship must enroll in and complete the Study Abroad Program in Rome sponsored by the University of Georgia Department of Classics. Application deadline is February 28. 


UGA Classics in Rome Grants

These grants are awarded from the Rome Study Abroad Support Fund that was created with the contributions of alumni and friends of the program. They are intended to assist undergraduate students who attend the program, regardless of their major or their institution, and they may range from $100 to $500 each. NEW Application deadline: Aplil 4, 2017  Please ask two references to complete the reference form:



Additional Scholarships


and external scholarships on the Office of International Education's SCHOLARSHIP PAGE.