E. Adelaide Hahn (1893-1967). PhD, Columbia (1929); classicist, philologist, linguist; impressive scholar of Vergil and Latin linguistics; respected professor of classics and administrator at Hunter in Manhattan (1921-1963), the CUNY college for women. The first woman president (1946) of the Linguistic Society of America which she helped found (1924), Professor Hahn became president of CAAS (1960) near the end of a remarkable career of teaching, writing, and service to scholarship. For more information, see this biographical sketch, and this wonderful personal tribute.

In honor of E. Adelaide Hahn, one or two tuition awards of up to $5000 will be made toward the cost of study in the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens or the American Academy in Rome. Applicants must be current CAAS members at the time of application. Preference will be given to members with longevity, pre-college teachers, graduate students, and those who have not previously received this award, with priority given to those who live and work in the CAAS region.

Scholarship winners are expected to report on their summer study experience at the CAAS annual meeting in October. For additional information please see the CAAS website ( or contact Jennifer Larson, Chair of the Hahn Scholarship Committee, at the following email address:

Required application materials:

  • A cover letter that includes a commitment to report on your experience at the October 2017 annual meeting of CAAS plus a list of other sources from which you are seeking funding
  • Proof of current CAAS membership (e.g. copy of confirmation email)
  • A copy of your completed ASCSA or AAR application
  •  Copies of your ASCSA or AAR recommendation letters (each letter writer should forward a copy directly to the Chair; he or she does not have to include an additional letter specifically for the Hahn Committee)

Please submit all materials via email by January 15, 2017 to:

Ms. Jennifer Larson, Hahn Scholarship Committee Chair, CAAS

Please include “Hahn Scholarship Application” in the subject line.

Winners will be notified on or around February 1, 2017.

Hahn winners 2015:

Irene Morrison-Moncure, a doctoral student in Classics at The CUNY Graduate Center, attended the American Academy in Rome Classical Summer School program.
Natalie M. Susmann, a doctoral candidate in Classical Archaeology at Boston University, attended the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Session.

Hahn winner 2014:

The Hahn Scholarship award winner for 2014 is Emily C. Mohr, an M.A. candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. Emily will use her scholarship to attend the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Session. Her areas of interest include women and minorities in Classics, feminist theory, Greek philology, and the Classical tradition.