Endowment Funds

St. Olaf College is fortunate to have four endowment funds dedicated to Classics:

  • The Loomis Endowment supports monetary awards for achievement in Latin (Loomis Endowed Academic Award in Latin) and monetary prizes for Classics-related summer projects. Award-winners are determined by performance on a Latin translation examination each spring, prize-winners by the quality of their summer project proposals. This endowment was established by Kenneth and Kathleen Loomis of Louisville, Kentucky, and their son Stephen Loomis, a 1997 St. Olaf graduate who majored in Latin and mathematics. Awards were first made in the spring of 2001; prizes for summer projects were first offered in 2006.

For results of the Loomis Latin Contest click here.

  • The Groton Endowment supports monetary awards for achievement in Greek (Groton Endowed Academic Award in Greek) and monetary prizes for Classics-related summer projects. Award-winners are determined by performance on an ancient Greek translation examination each spring, prize-winners by the quality of their summer project proposals. This endowment was established by Anne Groton, Professor of Classics at St. Olaf. Awards were first made in the spring of 2002; prizes for summer projects were first offered in 2006.

For results of the Groton Greek Contest click here.

  • The Scarseth Endowment supports an annual scholarship for a student majoring in Classics, Latin, or Greek; the criteria are good citizenship, financial need, and scholastic ability. This endowment was established by the late Margaret Scarseth, a 1928 graduate of St. Olaf who taught Latin in Austin, Minnesota. The Scarseth Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 1997-98.
  • The Grimsrud Endowment supports an annual scholarship for a student majoring in Latin or in Classics with a Latin emphasis; criteria are financial need and scholastic achievement. This endowment was established by Karen Silness Grimsrud, a 1971 graduate of St. Olaf, and her husband George. Karen, now retired, taught Latin and French at The Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois. The Grimsrud Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2004-05.

Many thanks to our generous donors!