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The Charles L. Babcock Rome Scholarship Fund

The Charles L. Babcock Rome Scholarship Fund was established July 11, 1997, by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University. The fund was established with gifts to The Ohio State University Development Fund from colleagues, students, and friends of Charles L. Babcock (Professor Emeritus of Classics) and with major contributions from Charles L. and Mary T. Babcock of Columbus, Ohio.

Professor Babcock was the first Dean of the College of Humanities from 1968 to 1970 and the Chair of the Department of Classics from 1980 to 1988. He specialized in Latin Literature with a particular interest in Horace and Tacitus, Latin epigraphy, and Roman history and civilization. He is a recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, the College's first Exemplary Faculty Award, and the University's Distinguished Service Award.

The annual income shall be used for awards to one or more deserving graduate or undergraduate student(s) of the classics to fund academic travel and/or research to Rome or Italy, such as attendance at The American Academy Summer Session or The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, or for the purpose of conducting appropriate research projects.

Previous Recipients

  • 2017 - Ekaterina But
  • 2016 - Katie Caliva and William Little
  • 2014 - Michael Jean
  • 2013 - Quinn Radziszewski
  • 2011 - John Richards, Michael Jean
  • 2010 - Eric Mentges
  • 2008 - Dave Gura
  • 2008 - Ellen Manovich
  • 2006 - Matthew Ely
  • 2006 - Adam Rusnak
  • 2005 - Christopher Brown
  • 2002 - Bradley Potter
  • 2001 - Gillian McIntosh
  • 2000 - F. Scott Bond
  • 2000 - Gregory Hodges
  • 2000 - Scott Keister