Grants from Ascanius

Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of and inspiring lifelong learning about Latin, Greek, and the ancient Greco-Roman world, especially at the elementary and middle school levels. Since 2000, we have served thousands of students and teachers on the east coast, west coast, and many places in between. We encourage today's youth to think critically about ancient societies and compare them to their daily life in the modern world.

Through these grants, our aim is to spur growth of Latin and the Classics at the elementary and middle school level, and to help create and strengthen foreign language partnerships between elementary and secondary schools.

Classical Promise Grant

The Classical Promise Grant allows enterprising teachers and students to engineer programs using both the organizational and financial support of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute.

These grants are available to individuals who wish to create or maintain a Latin and/or Classical Studies program or event geared toward elementary/middle-school-aged students. The "parva" grant awards amounts ranging from $50 to $200 for small events, while the "maxima" grant provides up to $1,000 and supports a longer, more in-depth program. For more details and to apply, please visit the Classical Promise Grant webpage.

Rudolph Masciantonio "Classics for All" Grant

The new Ascanius grant, the Rudolph Masciantonio "Classics for All" Grant, supports events, programs, and projects geared towards teachers who are instructing elementary and middle-school-aged students about Latin and the ancient Mediterranean. Grants of up to $500 are available for teacher use. Each year, the grant will focus on projects centered on the year's chosen theme. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed by the committee on a rolling basis. For more details and to apply, please visit the Rudolph Masciantonio "Classics for All" Grant webpage.

Ascanius Grant for Professional Development at the Elementary and Middle School Level

This grant is intended to support continuing education for teachers (and teachers-in-training) whose instruction or programming, focused on Latin and/or the ancient Greco-Roman world, will ultimately benefit elementary and/or middle school students. Amounts up to $1,000 are available to assist teachers with registration/tuition, travel, room, and board for programs, conferences, or courses. For more details and to apply, please visit the grant webpage.