Groomis Awards for Summer Projects

There were no applicants for 2020 Groomis Awards. Please apply next year!

Groomis AwardS FOR SUmmer projeCTS

Do you have a Classics-related project (virtual or otherwise) in mind for the summer? Could you use funding for it?  We have money available in the Groton and Loomis (= Groomis) Endowment Funds to support worthy summer projects.

You do not need to be a Classics major to apply for a Groomis Award, but you must already have taken at least one course in Greek, Latin, or Classics at St. Olaf.

Sample projects: participation (virtual or otherwise) in a conference or archaeological dig, internship, intensive language program, study abroad, travel to a research library, museum, or historic site.

Awards are typically $500 or $1000. Deadline for submitting applications electronically is 5 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2020. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Groomis Award Application 2020


List of Groomis Award Winners, 2006-2019


2006 Groomis Award Winners:

Michael W. Gulden ’08
Archaeological Field School, University of Utah

Emily C. Holm ’08
Intensive Latin Workshop, University of California-Berkeley


2007 Groomis Award Winners:

Holly M. Browskowski ’07
Internship at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Kayla A. Rasmussen ’08
Intensive German Summer Language Program, Middlebury College


2008 Groomis Award Winner:

Adrienne C. Rowell ’10
Excavation of Saninsera, Roman town on the Cape of Cavelleria, Menorca, Spain


2009 Groomis Award Winner:

Elizabeth S. Creager ’12
Participation in the Annual Institute of the American Classical League


2010 Groomis Award Winners:

Katherine A. Crawford ’11
Villa delle Vignacce Summer Archaeology Field School in Rome

Justin L. Luthey ’11
Seminars at J. Paul Getty Villa in Malibu; visit to Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Azusa Pacific University


2011 Groomis Award Winners:

Katherine A. Crawford ’11
Excavation in Stobi, Macedonia, sponsored by the Balkan Heritage Field School

Kristofer D. Coffman’13
Textbooks for independent study of Biblical Hebrew


2012 Groomis Award Winners:

Emily Marie Sandquist  ’13
Books for independent study of Tractatus Super Psalmos by Hilary of Poitiers

Natasha E. Hellen ’13
Textbooks for independent study of forensic archaeology

Kristofer D. Coffman’13
Norwegian-Latin dictionary for independent research as Rand Scholar at the University of Oslo


2013 Groomis Award Winners:

Chance E. Bonar ’15
Presentation of paper on Alexander the Great at history conference in Athens, Greece

Morgan M. Wychor ’15
Archaeological field work at Anamur Museum and Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey


2014 Groomis Award Winners:

Nicholas A. Gantt ’15
Archaeological field work at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Leif D. McLellan ’16
Archaeological field work at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey


2015 Groomis Award Winners:

Joseph A. C. Burkhart ’17
Archaeological field work at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Leif D. McLellan ’16
Archaeological field work on a Viking Age site in Gotland, Sweden
Click here to read about Leif’s experience.

Morgan M. Wychor ’15
Archaeological field work at Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana in Transylvania, Romania


2016 Groomis Award Winners:

There were no applicants for Groomis Awards in 2016!


2017 Groomis Award Winner:

Mattias A. Kostov ’20
Online language study in ancient Greek


2018 Groomis Award Winners:

John J. Melling ’17
Archaeological excavation at Tel Megiddo in Israel

Hadley E. Evans Nash ’21
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Clara A. Gambill ’20
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Gabrielle M. Lattery ’20
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

JuliAnne N. Rach ’20
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Leah H. Ramsey ’21
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Amanda R. Westcott ’19
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey


2019 Groomis Award Winners:

 Juliana L. Dokas ’20
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Clara A. Gambill ’20
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Katharine E. Johnson ’22
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Emily K Knuths ’22
Archaeological excavation at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey

Wynn A. Martin ’20
Textbooks for independent study of Old Norse