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Awards & Fellowships


  • The President's Award of the Society for Classical Studies, established to honor an individual, group, or organization outside of the Classics profession that has made significant contributions to advancing public appreciation and awareness of Classical antiquity.
  • The Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, named in honor of a long-time member and generous benefactor of the Society for Classical Studies, is the only honor for scholarly books given by the Society.
  • Distinguished Service Awards, which acknowledge extraordinary service to the profession of classics and the Society for Classical Studies.
  • SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level, to give special and public expression to the SCS's commitment to honor and foster excellence in the teaching of the Classics.
  • SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the K-12 Level, open to teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level.
  • The SCS Outreach Prize recognizes outstanding projects or events by an SCS member or members that make an aspect of classical antiquity available and attractive to an audience other than classics scholars or students in their courses.
  • The Forum Prize, started by the committee on Public Information and Media Relations, offers a yearly award for non-academic, public-facing programs that highlight the Classics in their respective media.
  • The Erich S. Gruen Prize, for the best graduate research paper on multiculturalism in the ancient Mediterranean

Questions for Award Winners in 2010

As a one-off project in 2011, the year in which the citations for award winners were curtailed for delivery at the annual meeting, the then President, Kathleen Coleman, conducted interviews with the 2010 prize-winners, to give them more prominence than the new format at the annual meeting allowed. The interviews are archived here for their intrinsic value. This site is not part of a series, but simply a unique exercise showcasing the dedication and talent of members of the Classics profession at a specific moment in its history, and memorializing their example.


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