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A competitive full-tuition, four-year scholarship is available to students entering John Carroll University each fall who have studied Latin and intend to major in Classical Languages. Many recipients of the Castellano Scholarship also major in a second field of their choice in addition to classics. The requirements to retain this scholarship are enrollment in a Latin or Greek class each semester and maintenance of a 3.0 average both in the classics major and overall.

This scholarship, offered for the first time in 1982, was established in honor of Reverend Charles A. Castellano, S.J., longtime member of the Classical Languages Department, who died in 1976.

Recent Award Recipients

Application process for students planning to enter in Fall 2023: 

The deadline for the scholarship application is January 15, 2023. Students should apply to John Carroll University first. Then the Office of Admission will send an email to all admitted students with information about scholarships, including a link to the Class of 2027 Scholarship Application form.  For the Castellano Scholarship, the applicant will be asked to write a 500-word essay about their interest in studying classics, and a 600-word essay on a Latin or Greek passage of their choice. The application form will contain the specific prompts. A letter of recommendation from a high school Latin teacher is also required and should be sent directly from the teacher to Dr. Gwen Compton-Engle, We will interview finalists via Zoom after the Jan. 15 deadline.

All questions should be directed to:

Gwen Compton-Engle, Ph.D.

More information regarding the total cost of attendance can be found here.