- Beinecke Scholar (2003)
Jessica M. Sisk, a 2004 graduate from IU Bloomington, received the Beinecke Scholarship in 2003. A Phi Beta Kappa student, her other academic awards include the Pratt Traveling Fellowship, the 2003 Mary Campbell Book Prize, the 2002 Gertrude Johnson Scholarship for Latin and the 2002 Jenny and David Curry Scholarship (awarded by the IU Department of Classical Studies); the 2002 Janet Frazee Hayes Scholarship; a 2002 IU Foundation Scholarship and the 2001 Palmer-Brandon Prize for the Humanities. She also received the 2002 O'Meara Merit Award and the 2001 Josephine K. Piercy Award for Creative Writing, both given by the Bloomington Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters for collections of poetry. She served as a member of the Women's Classical Caucus, Golden Key Honor Society, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and volunteered at Middle Way House in Bloomington and the State Science Olympiad Competition. Jessica earned a master’s degree in Classics from Bryn Mawr College where she is currently pursuing a PhD. Her research interests include the natural environments of the ancient world (with particular attention to the botanical), papyrology, epigraphy, and early twentieth-century poets involved in classical reception.