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Classics & Religious Studies Giving Opportunities

Professor Emeritus George Weckman and friends set up the Weckman Prize for world religions students.
Professor Emeritus George Weckman and friends set up the Weckman Prize for world religions students.


Thank you for considering a gift to Classics & Religious Studies. The department’s current priorities include:

  • Student scholarships ($1,000 to $2,000 annually, per student)
  • Visiting speaker fund ($4,000 annually)
  • Study abroad assistance ($3,000 to $5,000 per student)
  • An endowed professorship in Jewish Studies ($2,000,000)

Below is a list of funds you can support today with an online gift.

General Support

The Department of Classics and Religious Studies Alumni Fund

  • Supports student and faculty activities including travel, research, special guests, and other needs

Classics & Religious Studies Discretionary Account

  • Provides support for the department’s most pressing needs

The Professor D.J. Evans Memorial Fund for Classical Literature

  • Promotes the study of classical literature in memory of Professor D.J. Evans, who taught Latin and related subjects for 40 years to OHIO

The Hugh H. Davis Classics Endowment

  • Promotes the study of Latin and Greek

The Jewish Studies Fund for the Department of Classics and Religious Studies

  • Supports the Jewish Studies Certificate program for things like lecturer costs, Jewish Studies experiential learning, and/or study abroad for Jewish Studies Certificate credit

Student Awards and Scholarships

Octa J. Kincade Latin Scholarship

  • Scholarship for students who aspire to teach Latin

The Clarke VanDervort Support and Scholarship Fund

  • Supports students studying abroad as well as rewards students for academic achievement in the study of the humanities

The Ursula Feer Farfel Scholarship in Classics

  • Scholarship for student majoring in the Classics

The George Weckman World Religions Prize

  • Annual prize for students doing outstanding work in the field of world religions

Paul R. and Alice N. Murphy Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship for classical language majors

Faculty Enhancements

Classics & Religious Studies Faculty Development Fund

  • Supports faculty research and travel

Classics & Religious Studies Faculty Enhancement Fund

  • Enhances the course offerings within the Classics & Religious Studies department by supporting faculty needs

The Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy

  • Endowed Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy. Named in honor of

Contact Us

If you have questions about giving, or if you have interest in establishing a new fund, please contact:

David Johnson
Senior Director of Development