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Classics & Religious Studies Scholarships

See Department Awards for more information about prizes, awards and scholarships for Classics & Religious Studies students.

Octa J. Kincade Latin Scholarship

This award was set up by Octa Kincade, who earned a bachelor's degree in 1927 and a master's degree in 1938 in Latin at Ohio University. She then went on to a long and distinguished career as a teacher of high school Latin in Ohio, and all during that time she retained a significant commitment to her alma mater. She bequeathed this award as a legacy to the University, favoring students who were interested in teaching, particularly teaching in the classics?Latin, Greek, Classical Civilization.

Paul R. and Alice N. Murphy Scholarship

Paul Murphy was a mainstay of the classics program at Ohio University for six decades, retiring in 1983. He was dedicated to the study of the classics and the teaching of Latin. Paul and Alice Murphy also dedicated the classics library, with his books serving as the beginning of the library. The award is for a fulltime sophomore or junior or senior student who is studying classical languages.

Ursula Feer Farfel Scholarship in Classics

Established by Gilbert and Ursula Farfel to support a student majoring in classics. Ursula Farfal was a student at Ohio University who was very appreciated of how she had been supported with a scholarship that covered her undergraduate tuition. Awardee: Sarah Hinkelman '15.

George Weckman Award

The major in World Religions at Ohio University is just a little more than 10 years old, and one of the main reasons why we have a major in religions is because of Professor Emeritus George Weckman. This award was created his honor by his colleagues when he retired. Weckman had a long and distinguished career at Ohio University and is a founding father of the combined Classics & World Religions Department. The Weckman Award recognized outstanding work in world religions. To make a gift to the Weckman Prize, contact the Ohio University Foundation at 800-592-3863 or Checks may be made payable to The Ohio University Foundation (be sure to write "Weckman Prize" in the notes section) and sent to the foundation at P.O. Box 869, Athens, OH 45701. Gifts also can be made online at