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Student Awards

Undergraduate Awards

Charles Alexander Scholarship (Value: $ 1,200)

Established in 1870 for the encouragement of the study of Classics and other subjects.


Dr. James Barclay Scholarship (Value: $ 900)

Awarded to a student in Classics.


Sir Edward Beatty Memorial Scholarships in Classics (three Awards, Value: $ 1,900 each)

Established in 1927 by the late Sir Edward Beatty, former Chancellor of the University. Awarded in recognition of high academic merit to students entering the intermediate or final year in Major or Honors Classics. Awarded on the recommendation of the Classical Studies Committee. If, in any year, there is not sufficient number of qualified candidates in Classics, the remaining awards will be open to students in any department in the Faculty of Arts.


Henry Chapman Medal

Established in 1856 by a donation from Henry Chapman for classical languages and literature. Awarded to the graduating student in Classics who stands highest in the First Class Honors List, provided the Faculty so recommends to Senate.


Paul F. McCullagh Prizes in Ancient Greek and Latin (eight Awards, Value: $ 500 each)

Established by Emeritus Professor Paul F. McCullagh, who taught Classics at McGill from 1926 to 1988. Awarded, on the basis of outstanding academic performance, to students in any Ancient Greek or Latin language course. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Classical Studies Committee.


Paul F. McCullagh Scholarship for Study Away (Value $ 3,000)

Established by Emeritus Professor Paul F. McCullagh, who taught Classics at McGill from 1926 to 1988, for the study of Latin language and literature and/or Ancient Greek language and literature for a year, a term or a summer at an approved university. Awarded, on the basis of academic excellence, to a student who has completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in Classics. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Classical Studies Committee.


Peterson Memorial Scholarships in Classics (two Awards, Value: $ 2,000 each)

Two scholarships founded in memory of Sir William Peterson, Principal of McGill 1895-1918, by his son, W.G. Peterson, M.A. Open to students in any year.


Michael Silverthorne Book Prize (Value: $ 100)

Awarded to an undergraduate student with an outstanding essay in Ancient History.


Barbara Scott Scholarship (Value: $ 1,800)

Bequeathed in 1880 by Barbara Scott for the student excelling in Classics in the initial year.


Woodhead Memorial Prize in Greek and Latin (Value: $ 700)

Presented by the Wiegand Memorial Foundation Inc., in honor of the late William Dudley Woodhead, Hiram Mills Professor of Classics and Chairman of the department form 1925-1950. Awarded to the student in Honors Greek and Latin of the intermediate or final year, who, in the opinion of the Classical Studies Committee, has done the best work in this field.


Graduate Awards

Paul F. McCullagh Fellowship (two Awards, Value $ 4,000 each)

Established by Emeritus Professor Paul F. McCullagh, who taught Classics at McGill from 1926 to 1988, for a student pursuing graduate work in the study of Latin language and literature or Ancient Greek language and literature. Awarded by the GPSO on the recommendation of the Classical Studies Committee.


John MacNaughton Fellowship in Classical Studies (Value: $ 1,500)

Fellowship for a student pursuing graduate work in Classical Studies. Awarded, on the basis of academic excellence, by the GPSO on the recommendation of the Classical Studies Committee.