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May 21, 2013

Announcement of the 2013 Edgeworth Scholarship Recipient

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Lamp of Knowledge

from Nathalie Roy (Episcopal, Baton Rouge), chair of the 2013 Edgeworth Scholarship Committee:

Congratulations to LSU student, Hayden Schulingkamp, for being selected as the recipient of this year’s LCA Robert J. Edgeworth Scholarship for a College Classics Student! As a student of LCA member and LSU professor Willie Major, Hayden has distinguished himself to the scholarship committee with his commitment to future teaching at the high school level and with an inspiring essay about his love for the classics. Hayden wrote, “If we read the Classics seriously, we cannot help but to examine our lives in light of their pages: how can I sit down to Homer and not afterwards stand up to live?” Congratulations also to Willie for his role in mentoring a wonderful classics student and future teacher!

If you would like to help support future scholars and classicists like Hayden in Louisiana, please consider making a bid or a donation at the LCA Scholarship Auction House. Bids are open until the afternoon of May 23!


November 20, 2010

travel scholarship for teachers

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David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands
In 2011 the American Philological Association (APA) will again award the David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for study and travel in classical lands. The Fellowship was established in 2004 by the friends and students of David and Rosemary Coffin to honor the skill, devotion, learning, and kindness with which they educated students at Phillips Exeter Academy for more than thirty years.

The Fellowship is intended to recognize secondary-school teachers of Greek or Latin who are as dedicated to their students as the Coffins themselves by giving them the opportunity to enrich their teaching and their lives through direct acquaintance with the classical world. It will support study in classical lands (not limited to Greece and Italy); the recipient may use it to attend an educational program in (e.g., American Academy, American School) or to undertake an individual plan of study or research. It may be used either for summer study or during a sabbatical leave, and it may be used to supplement other awards or prizes.

Candidates for the Fellowship must have been teaching Latin or Ancient Greek at the secondary level (grades 9-12) in North America as a significant part of their academic responsibilities for three years out of the five prior to the award. Membership in the APA is not a requirement for application, although it is expected that applicants will have demonstrated an active interest in the profession and in their own professional development. Selection will be made on the basis of written applications by the Coffin Fellowship Committee. The amount of the award for 2011 will be $2,500. Recipients of the award will be expected to file a written report on their use of the Fellowship, which the Association may include in one of its publications.

Applications should consist of

a) a curriculum vitae
b) a statement of how the Fellowship will be used and how it will further the applicant’s teaching
c) three letters of recommendation, at least one of them from the applicant;s chair or principal, and at least one from a former student.

Applicants should send four copies of the c.v., the statement, and the letters of recommendation to the APA Office so that they arrive in the Office no later than Monday, January 31, 2011.

American Philological Association
University of Pennsylvania
220 S. 40th Street
Suite 201E
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3512
Telephone: 215-898-4975
FAX: 215-573-7874
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April 1, 2010

2010 scholarship winners!

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from Jane Webb (LSU), head of the high school scholarship committee:

The winner of the LCA High School Scholarship this year is Chris Cochran of Baton Rouge Magnet High School, a student of Yuri Weydling. He has studied Latin since his middle school years and has taken Latin II, III-H, IV-AP, and V-AP at BRMHS under Yuri’s direction. He is presently the editor of the LJCL Newsletter and tutors other students in Latin at BRMHS. His present ambition is to major in Classical Studies. His teacher feels that he is both a natural scholar and a well-rounded young leader who will one day be a Classics professor. The LCA is proud to support this young scholar and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

from Nathalie Roy (Episcopal, BR), head of the college scholarship committee:

The LCA Committee for the Robert J. Edgeworth Scholarship for College Classics Student is pleased to announce that James Hamilton is this year’s recipient of the scholarship. James is a current student of Dr. Wilfred Major at LSU. In the words of Dr. Major, “James is a wonderful representative of education in the Classics in Louisiana. With a year of high school Latin, he entered McNeese University and under the tutelage of Scott Goins developed a consuming passion for all things Classics. He is currently at LSU, where he is a top student in Latin, Greek and courses in translation, as well as a leader in Classics-related activities on campus. He is aiming to go on to graduate school, working on comedy and pedagogy.” Congratulations to James, Willie, and the fine classics program at LSU!

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