Awards & Scholarships

  • Certificate of Thesis of Distinction – presented to students whose Senior Theses are judged outstanding by the department.
  • Guy Cooper and Elizabeth Ray Award for Ancient Mediterranean Studies. This award will usually be given to one graduating senior, and is announced annually in April.
  • Prize for Departmental Service – for a student who has given significant time to helping the department or promoting Ancient Mediterranean Studies to UNC Asheville or the community at large. Given when a suitable student presents him/herself.
  • Elizabeth L. Ray Scholarship for junior and senior Ancient Mediterranean Studies majors. This need-based scholarship is awarded through the Financial Aid Office, in consultation with the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Department.