Anthony Fauci Award in STEM and Classics

The Classical Association of the Middle West and South announces the Anthony Fauci Award in STEM and Classics. This $500 annual award recognizes an undergraduate student who demonstrates outstanding work in both Classics and a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Committee, at its discretion, may also confer the following prizes: First Runner Up ($200); Second Runner up ($100).

Undergraduates who are currently enrolled with Junior or Senior standing at universities and colleges in the USA and Canada may apply. The applicant must be a major in Classics or a STEM discipline and must have significant course work in the other field (e.g., a Classics major must demonstrate significant coursework in a STEM discipline such as Chemistry; or a Physics major must demonstrate significant coursework in Classics). Courses in Greek and Roman civilizations are certainly acceptable, but the strongest candidates will have demonstrated work in Greek and/or Latin. Applicants and their recommenders are encouraged to discuss ways that the applicant has forged connections between the study of STEM and Classics in their academic career.

The applicant must submit a 500-word essay on the topic of “How is your experience in Classics enhanced by studying a STEM subject and/or vice versa?” along with a current transcript (an unofficial copy will suffice) for all relevant undergraduate work, and one letter of recommendation from either a Classics or STEM professor. The annual deadline for receipt of applications is January 30. The recipient of the award will be announced at the annual CAMWS meeting.  This award is administered by the CAMWS Subcommittee on the Fauci Award. The chair of this Subcommittee can be reached at


Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., ’62


Anthony Fauci, an American physician, scientist and immunologist has served as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and as the chief medical advisor to the U.S. President. As an undergraduate at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. from 1958-62, Dr. Fauci majored in Classics with a pre-medical track.



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Some Comments on the Value of Studying STEM and Classics by applicants for the CAMWS Fauci Award in STEM and Classics.
Please free to use these comments to promote the study of Classics among STEM students at your school (or perhaps even to promote the study of STEM among your Classics students.

Congratulations to the 2024 Winner:

Stephanie Morgan (Duke University, NC)

First Runner-Up:
Alexis Stanley (Brandeis University, MA)

Second Runner-Up:
Caitlin Panos (Macalester College, MN)

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Subcommittee on the Anthony Fauci Award in STEM and Classics

Previous Winners and Honorable Mentions



Will Dowling (Dartmouth College, NH)

Honorable Mentions:
Madeleine LaChance (University of Rochester, NY)

Stephanie Morgan (Duke University, NC)
Jake Morrin (William & Mary, VA)
Matt Thomas (Yale University)



Helen Zhou (Brown University, RI)

Honorable Mentions:
Henry Elsenpeter (Macalester College, MN)

Liam McGuirk (Binghamton University, NY)
Brison A. Shira (College of Charleston, SC)