Classical Promise Scholarships

As Latin flourishes in both elementary and secondary schools, we must endeavor to ensure that as many students as possible are afforded an introduction to Latin and the classical world. In creating this scholarship fund, we aim to spur growth of Latin and the Classics at the elementary school level, and to help create and strengthen foreign language partnerships between elementary and secondary schools. The Classical Promise Scholarships allow enterprising students to engineer programs using both the organizational and financial support of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute.

These scholarships are available to any high school or college student who wishes to create or maintain a Latin/Classical Studies program in partnership with an elementary school. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for providing interesting and exciting lessons to elementary school students. This exploratory program should be centered around fun and interactive lessons about the culture and language of the Roman world. The program should exist as an opportunity for elementary school students to enjoy a taste of the Roman world.

Mentors will be available to guide recipients in the creation, selection and teaching of the lessons. In addition, to help them plan and organize their program, scholarship recipients will receive free access to the hundreds of lessons and activities developed by Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute. At the conclusion of their program, recipients will be required to write a summary for Iter Ascanii, a publication of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute.

Students may apply for scholarship funds at any time, but preference will be given to early applicants. Scholarship funds are available in amounts ranging from $50 to $200. These funds must be used in the purchase of materials and other items related to the program.