Classical Education Scholarships

Scholarships for Classical Education

LaurelThe Classical Education Graduate Program supports classical school teachers by offering a discounted tuition rate of $425 per credit hour. This amounts to $15,300 for the 36-credit Master’s and MA programs ($10,260 off the full price of Braniff tuition, with fees), and $7,650 for the 18-credit Certificate of Classical Learning.

In addition to this discount, Classical Education students may apply for a scholarship that will cover up to 90% of the full cost of tuition.

Based on the strength of their scholarship application and other materials, students may be offered one of the following scholarships. Student acceptance of scholarships implies a commitment to complete the degree program at the University of Dallas and participate in all required aspects of the program. Scholarships are open to new and continuing students and must be applied for each year.

Seneca Scholarship

The Seneca pays $175 per credit hour, reducing student responsibility to $250 per credit hour, and the whole cost of the program to $9,000. Seneca Scholarship funds can be used for any UD Classical Education Graduate Program.

Quintilian Fellowship

The Quintilian reduces student responsibility to $166.67 per credit hour, and the whole cost of the program to $6,000. In addition, it includes $1250 for accommodation for each of the first two years, to be applied toward the cost of on-campus residence in Irving, Rome, or, in some cases, UD extension campuses in other locations. Quintilian Fellowship funds cannot be used for the Certificate of Classical Learning.

Tertullian Scholarship

The Tertullian pays $300 per credit hour, reducing student responsibility to $125 per credit hour, and the whole cost of the program to $4,500. Tertullian Scholarship funds cannot be used for the Certificate of Classical Learning.

Homer Fellowship

The Homer is a 90% tuition scholarship, reducing the cost of the program to $1,530. This fellowship includes up to $1250 for accommodation for each of the first two years, to be applied toward the cost of on-campus residence in Irving in the first year, and Rome in the second. Homer Fellows are required to enroll in classes in the summer in Irving in their first year, attend Classical Education in Rome in their second year, and participate in other Fellowship activities. Homer Fellowship funds cannot be used for the Certificate of Classical Learning.

There is one scholarship application for all of these scholarships and fellowships. To be considered for one of them, please send an e-mail to classical_ed@udallas.edu with the subject “Classical Education Scholarship Application” and the following two documents attached in .docx or .pdf format:

  • A statement including: your name; the name of the school or school network in which you are employed, if applicable; your past and current positions at your school; the status of your application for, or your progress in, the Classical Education Teachers Program; your affirmation of your intention to complete your program and participate in all required aspects of that program; and if necessary or applicable, a statement of financial need or explanation of how a scholarship will help you complete the program. Please indicate whether you would be willing and able to fulfill the residency requirements of the Homer Fellowship.
  • An essay of no less than 400 and no more than 1,000 words answering the following questions: What is classical education, and why is it important? Who and what—including friends, thinkers, books, and political and cultural movements—have inspired your interest in classical education. How do you see yourself contributing to the renewal of classical education in your community?

Note: while this essay must be original, you may reproduce in it portions of your other application materials, including your statement of purpose, intellectual autobiography, and writing sample, as applicable. 

Scholarship applications are accepted each semester. The due dates are:

            Fall: July 15

            Spring: November 15

            Summer: April 15 

Contact Dr. John M. Peterson, Manager of Interdisciplinary Programs for Braniff Graduate School, at classical_ed@udallas.edu with any questions.