Other Awards

The Classical Association of Canada (CAC) has several annual awards for which students can apply. Please refer to the "Awards & Competitions" section of the CAC website for further details regarding each of the awards noted below.

Awards for Undergraduate Students

Desmond Conacher Scholarship  (annual deadline for applications: April 1st)
This scholarship is offered in memory of Desmond Conacher, formerly Professor of Classics at Trinity College, Toronto, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and Honorary President of the CAC. Its purpose is to assist and encourage a young scholar entering graduate studies in classics. 

Applicants must be Canadian students (citizens or permanent residents) intending to enter the first year of graduate studies in a classics or similar programme at a Canadian university. Specializations within the general area of classics such as ancient history, ancient philosophy, and classical archaeology are eligible. The main criteria are academic achievement, professional promise, and an appropriate undergraduate preparation.

One award of $2,500 is offered each year.

Mosaic Scholarship  (annual deadline for applications: April 1st)
This scholarship seeks to encourage and support students from historically underrepresented groups in Canada, such as visible minorities and indigenous populations, in the discipline of Classics.

One award of $500 is offered each year.

National Greek and Latin Sight Translation Competitions

National sight examinations in Greek and Latin for Canadian university students are held every January.

The competitions normally take place in the second half of January. The deadline for application falls around December 15th and is coordinated by the university. If you are interested in participating please talk to the Classics Departmental Assistant for more info about the application process.

  • First prize: $150
  • Second Prize: $100
  • Third Prize: $50

Undergraduate Essay Contest  (annual deadline for applications: June 30th)

The Undergraduate Essay Contests are designed to showcase and reward exceptional research done by undergraduate students taking Classics courses at Canadian universities. Applicants do not need to be Classics majors to submit their work. Essays written for any undergraduate course with Classical content at a Canadian university during the current academic year are eligible.

  • First prize: $150
  • Second Prize: $100
  • Third Prize: $50

CIMS-CIG Student Travel Bursary (annual deadline for applications: March 1st)

Thanks to a generous donation from the Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies (CIMS), the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG) is proud to be able to offer the CIMS-CIG Student Travel Bursary. The bursary aims to support undergraduate students based at a Canadian university who have reason to travel to Greece. Travel could be for the purpose of participating in an archaeological project, attending a summer program or study abroad experience, or participation in some other academic activity that requires the student to be in Greece. We are particularly interested in supporting students who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups.

One or more bursaries will be offered each year, amounting to a total of CAD $1,000.

More information can be found here: https://www.cac-scec.ca/2021/12/cims-cig-student-travel-bursary-canadian-institute-in-greece/

Awards for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Presentation Prize  (annual deadline for applications: April 15th)

A prize of $100 for the best paper given by a graduate student at the CAC Annual Meeting.

All student members of the CAC currently enrolled in an M.A. or PhD graduate programme are eligible to enter. They must be members of the CAC in good standing, with dues paid for the current year. Their abstracts must have been accepted by the programme organizing committee for presentation at the upcoming CAC Annual Meeting.