Inclusive Language Study Award 2020

Purpose

This award is designed to fund language tutoring for promising students in our language program who require extra support in learning Ancient Greek or Latin. The award is intended to make acquisition of the ancient languages more accessible to students with diverse backgrounds and different degrees of language preparation and to help retain promising students in the language programs.

The award pays for one hour of language tutoring per week for ten months. The tutor will be assigned by the department. All further arrangements (scheduling, etc.) will be decided between the award recipient and the tutor.

Eligibility

The award is open to any student in a 100-, 200- or 300-level GRK or LAT class, but priority will be given to students from groups traditionally underrepresented in Classics (including, but not limited to, racialized students, LGBTQ2+, students with disabilities, non- native English speakers, economically disadvantaged students, and first generation college students).

Process

Students should apply by writing to the Undergraduate Coordinator (undergrad.classics@utoronto.ca) by October 5. In your letter, list the language class you are currently taking and the name of the instructor. Then in a few sentences explain your academic background and your interest in classical languages, as well as any circumstances you feel are impeding the progress of your language study. If you belong to an underrepresented group (as described above), please include that. Your language instructor will be asked to supply a letter of support. Applications will be evaluated by the executive committee and the successful applicant informed by October 13.