Four Year Latin Scholarship

One full-tuition four-year scholarship is available to freshmen entering John Carroll University in the Fall of 2014 who have had at least three years of the study of Latin at the secondary level, and intend to major in Classical Languages. (Requirement to retain scholarship: “B” average in major and overall grades.) Many recipients of the Castellano Scholarship choose to major in a second field of their choice in addition to classics.

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.

How to Apply

Recipients of award 2009 – 2010

  • Gabrielle Ruchames
  • David Smith

Recipient of award 2010 – 2011

  • Christopher Wetherill

Recipients of award 2011 – 2012

  • James Miller
  • Christopher Razek

Recipients of award 2012 – 2013

  • Adrian Burns
  • Nathan Huber

Recipient of award 2013 – 2014

  • Maria McKeating


How to Apply

Part 1
Admission to John Carroll University

Candidates can be considered for the scholarship ONLY if they have been admitted to John Carroll University for the Fall semester, 2014.

Information about admission to John Carroll University is available at

Part 2

Deadline for completed scholarship application is February 3, 2014. The name of the recipient of the award will be announced by the end of March.

Requirements for Completing the Castellano Scholarship Application

1. A 1-2 page personal  statement about your interest in majoring in the classics, your future career goals, and your views on how a classics major may help you in reaching your career goals. Please include a phone number and e-mail address with your statement. Deadline: February 3, 2014.

2. A letter of recommendation from your Latin or Greek teacher or from a school administrator supporting your application. Deadline: February 3, 2014.

3. The taking of the standardized written examination:

Selected students in the Cleveland area will take a standardized written examination at John Carroll University on Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Applicants living at a greater distance may take the exam at their own school under the proctoring of a Latin instructor. Please indicate with your personal statement where you will take the written examination. Please also send the name and address of the teacher who will proctor the exam and to whom the exam should be sent.

4. A personal interview at John Carroll University for those who successfully complete the first three steps to determine the winner of the scholarship. This one-hour interview will be conducted during the month of March, depending upon the convenience of the applicants and staff.

5. All material and questions should be directed to:

Dr. Gwen Compton-Engle
Castellano Scholarship Committee
Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures
John Carroll University
Cleveland, Ohio 44118
(216) 397- 1969

Materials mey be submitted through e-mail or US mail.  In either case, letters of recommendation should come directly from the teacher.