Scholarship Description

LOUIS A. MACKAY PRIZE Awarded Since 1986 The Louis A. Mackay Prize is open to all UC Berkeley students. A first prize and second prize is awarded for the best translation into English verse of a selection of Classical Latin poetry. The passage (of 16 lines or more in length) shall be chosen by the student, and included and identified with the submission. For complete information read the General Rules. Prize Amounts. First prize is $1000; second prize is $500. Prize awards are coordinated with the winner’s financial aid package for those winners receiving financial aid. Submissions must be hand-delivered by the author to the Undergraduate Scholarships, Prizes and Honors Office, 229 Sproul Hall. The author’s name must not appear on the entry. History of the Prize. Louis Alexander MacKay, a past President of the American Philological Association, was a professor of Latin at Berkeley from 1948-1968, Professor Emeritus in Classics thereafter, and active in the life of the department until his death on June 24, 1982. Those within the department felt that his learning and sensitivity to literature, the force of his congenial personality, his impressive command of the English, Greek, and Latin languages, and his sense of style warranted the creation of a prize in his name as a suitable memorial. The funds for the award were raised through the efforts of the department. 

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 2

Min Award: 500

Max Award: 1000

Deadline: 2019-12-31


Sponsoring Organization University of California - Berkeley
Undergraduate Scholarships, Prizes and Honors 210 Sproul Hall University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1960

Contact Person:

Phone: Phone: (510) 642-6363