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Mary E. Hahn Fellowship

The Mary E. Hahn Fellowship is given to University of Minnesota undergraduate students majoring in any of the four tracks of Classics or Greek, Latin or Classical Civilization, to support a study program, participation in archaeological fieldwork, or other appropriate learning activity in Classical Studies requiring travel to the Classical lands.

Application deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016

Application Requirements

  • Fellowship Proposal for Study or Research: A clear description of your project or subject of study, including a statement of academic objectives and how the two are related—one or two pages.
  • Travel budget: A brief statement of financial needs as they pertain to your application and to the cost of travel from Minneapolis to destination. Include amounts from other possible sources. Mary E. Hahn Fellowships will be awarded toward these travel costs. One page or less.
  • Current transcript: May be unofficial.
  • Two references: Your recommendations should include brief statements as to your academic performance, preparation to conduct your project, and appropriateness of your project to your major in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies—professors or others who know your work best.

Submit applications to:

Classical and Near Eastern Studies
245 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


New Policy on Student Travel and Education Abroad

Students taking part in one of the programs organized through the Learning Abroad Center need to ensure they are fulfilling all the Center's requirements. The contact at the Learning Abroad Center for students in Classical and Near Eastern Studies is Mr. Eric Leinen, whose e-mail address is

All students going overseas to study, excavate, or engage in other scholarly work which is NOT recognized by the Learning Abroad Center MUST register their travel with the University's Global Partnership Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance). More information about this can be found at:

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance may be contacted at:
100 University International Center
(campus delivery code 3021A)
331 17th Ave SE
Minneapolis MN 55414 USA
Phone: 612-624-5580
Fax: 612-626-1730

The complete University of Minnesota policy on study abroad, as well as a full list of Student Pre-Travel Requirements, can be found at

Those in search of opportunities to participate in archaeological fieldwork overseas may find helpful the web-site maintained by the Archaeological Institute of America at

Related Information

For more information or to declare a major or minor in a program offered by CNES, contact:

Oliver Nicholson
Director of Undergraduate Studies
245 Nicholson Hall

Erin West
Executive Ofc and Admin Specialist
245 Nicholson Hall