This award is named in honor of Rev. Joseph A. Kiefer, S.J., who taught Classics at John Carroll University from 1927 to 1951.
This award is presented to the graduating major who has exhibited outstanding scholastic achievement in the Classical languages.
The Miller Annual Summer Scholarship in Classical Archaeology provides funds ($4,000-$7,000) for up to two classics majors or minors at John Carroll University to attend a summer classical archaeology field school.
This fund was established in honor of Boleslav and Draga Povsic, whose love for the Classics extended throughout their life. The scholarship is intended to acknowledge their lifelong support, their dedication to their children, and their desire to encourage students and John Carroll University to pursue a study of the classics and develop a lifelong love of the discipline. They stressed the importance of education and the study of the classics as the key to a better life and to understanding the diversity of humanity. The award supports summer research or travel for classics students.
The Fr. Richard J. Schuchert, S.J., Memorial Prize in Asian Studies was established in 1994 to honor a John Carroll student who excels in the study of an Asian language, who is committed to the interdisciplinary study of Asia, and who actively participates in campus or community activities involving Asia. Fr. Schuchert taught linguistics in the English Department at John Carroll from 1962-1979 after spending 12 years in Japan as a teacher and missionary. His developing interest in Japanese led him to study the language intensely, and he began work on his translation of The Life of Jesus by Catholic author Endo Shusaku. After coming to John Carroll, he maintained his interest in Japanese language and literature, continuing his translation work and sharing his enthusiasm by teaching evening classes in Japanese even after his retirement. He worked to establish John Carroll’s East Asian Studies program from 1987 until his death in 1992.