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Portions of the annual disbursement received by the Society for Classical Studies and the American Classical League from the Rudolph Masciantonio legacy gift fund will be used to advance the creation of a more inclusive environment in the field of Ancient Mediterranean Studies in K-12 education and offer assistance to teachers of K-12 students and those who are pursuing a career in K-12 education in areas relevant to our discipline (Latin, Ancient Greek, and Classics).

There are TWO types of Masciantonio grants, the Rudolph Masciantonio Latin Teacher Grant to Support DEI Initiatives, and the Rudolph Masciantonio Support Grant for Student Teachers of Latin. SCS membership is not required for application to either grant. Each is described below with information about how to apply for each grant.

Application deadlines are May 31, 2024 and November 29, 2024.

See the list of previous grant winners: Rudolph Masciantonio Grants for K-12 Educators Winners

The Rudolph Masciantonio Latin Teacher Grants to Support DEI Initiatives

The aim of this grant is to increase funding available to K-12 Latin teachers and their students, so that teachers can: a) provide richer experiences for students in schools where a lack of resources denies them opportunities for (e.g.) field trips, participation in JCL or other regional events, or sufficient educational resources within their classrooms; and b) provide the opportunity for more high school students from groups underrepresented in our field to develop their interests in the field that will encourage them to continue their studies at the college level.

These grants provide up to $1200 to teachers working at K-12 schools of any type (public or independent schools) to financially support class related activities. Preference will be given to teachers whose students are a) limited in their access to these opportunities due to a lack of financial resources at the school, b) are underrepresented in our field, and c) who come from marginalized backgrounds. Grants can fund the following, inter alia:

  • Field trips
  • JCL/NLE expenses
  • Books or novellas for a class library
  • Technology or other classroom resources
  • Professional development connected to DEI initiatives.

Depending on the amounts of money sought by those applying, the number of applicants, and the committee’s approval of applications, grants may be offered to more than one applicant.

Application Deadlines: May 31,2024 or November 29, 2024

Applications may be submitted earlier than these deadlines as school budgets and event schedules become available, but grants will not be offered until a month after these deadlines.

Please use the Google form here that serves as the application. The teacher applying will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name of teacher and teacher’s school email address;
  • Name of school, address of school, and link to school website;
  • Name and email address of school principal or chief administrator;
  • Grade-level(s), course(s) of study, and number of children served by the grant;
  • Description of project being proposed for funding by the Masciantonio grant;
  • Amount requested with a brief description of the budget items that add up to the amount requested.

Applications will be considered by the Masciantonio Grant committee within the Education Division of the Society for Classical Studies. The committee consists of individuals selected by the President of the American Classical League and the Vice-President for Education of the Society for Classical Studies. If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director of the Society for Classical Studies (xd@classicalstudies.org).

The Rudolph Masciantonio Support Grant for Student Teachers of Latin

This grant provides financial support to replace lost income to a student in an educator preparation program during their semester of practicum (or student teaching) teaching Latin in a K-12 school.

This grant provides up to $5,000 to a student enrolled in a state approved educator licensure program and who will (within six months) be entering their practicum, or student teaching, at a K-12 school teaching Latin or subjects related to studies of the Ancient Mediterranean world. This money is expected to be used for costs of living (e.g.: rent, groceries, utilities, medicines and medical equipment, etc.) during the semester the student-teacher is engaged in practicum. The grant will provided in two installments, one at the beginning of the practicum and one midway through the practicum.

Depending on the amounts of money sought by those applying, the number of applicants, and the committee’s approval of applications, grants may be offered to more than one applicant.

Application Deadlines: November 29, 2024 for the spring semester or May 31, 2024 for the fall semester.

Please use the Google form here that serves as the application. The student teacher applying will be asked to provide the information listed below. The student teacher will also be asked to provide one letter of recommendation from an instructor connected to the educator preparation program.

  • Name of student teacher and student teacher’s email address;
  • Name of educator preparation program, and name and email address of program coordinator;
  • Name and address of site where practicum will take place with description of nature (grade-level(s) and course(s) to be taught) and length of time of practicum;
  • Amount of grant requested with a statement of financial need.

The letter of recommendation should be submitted by the recommender directly to the Executive Director of SCS: xd@classicalstudies.org

Applications will be considered by the Masciantonio Grant committee within the Education Division of the Society for Classical Studies. The committee consists of individuals selected by the President of the American Classical League and the Vice-President for Education of the Society for Classical Studies. If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director of the Society for Classical Studies (xd@classicalstudies.org).