The Stinnecke Prize, established at Princeton in 1870, is given to the sophomore or junior who passes the best examination based on the Odes of Horace, Eclogues of Vergil, and the Latin Grammar and Prosody, as well as the Anabasis of Xenophon or Plato’s Euthyphro, Crito, Apology and Phaedo and the Greek Grammar. The winner receives a one-time stipend of $5,000 in addition to any scholarship or other financial assistance, which he or she may be receiving.
The exam lasts three hours and involves translation of Greek and Latin passages as well as grammatical questions on both languages. Students are expected to have at least 108-level competence in both languages.
Sophomores and juniors in all departments are eligible to compete.