Classical Studies Prizes

Each year, the Classics Department offers the following awards to the students who have worked exceptionally hard in recognition of the efforts that they have made and in appreciation for their future contributions to the field. 

Staughton Prize in Latin: Endowed in 1860 by the Rev. Romeo Elton to honor his friend, the Rev. William Staughton, first President of Columbian College, and awarded to the student with the highest average in the most advanced level of Latin language study.

Most recent winners: Natalie Wright, Marguerite (Meg) Smith

Elton Prize in Greek:  Endowed in 1865 by the Rev. Romeo Elton and awarded to the student with the highest average in the most advanced level of Greek language study.

Most recent winner: Leah Robertson

Latimer Prize in Classical Studies:  Endowed in 1973 by Dr. John Francis Latimer, Professor of Classics and administrator during his 35-year career at GW, and awarded to the graduating senior majoring in Classical Studies or Classical Archaeology with the highest average their major courses.

Most recent winner: Ronni Farid

Classical Association of Midwest and South Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies: This certificate was awarded for the first time in 2017 by vote of the GW Classical Studies faculty. 

Most recent winners: Sophia Carroll, Daniel Israelsson, Hunter Bruce