(This is a message from the SCS Annual Fund Committee, sent to members on May 8th, 2017)
We’re looking for a few good classicists.
Actually, we’re looking for quite a few good classicists, those who will constitute the next generation of our profession. It’s our job to foster scholars who are entering the field, including those in contingent faculty positions and graduate students giving papers at the Annual Meeting. Many of these scholars hope to be in Boston next January, ready to experience the full professional and social dimensions of our vocation. Their work and their presence at the Annual Meeting will enrich our own future.
They just need a little help, and the SCS Annual Fund can provide it.
The Annual Fund supports contingent faculty and graduate students through travel grants to the Annual Meeting. Thanks to the generosity of our members, over $25,000 in travel grants have been awarded over the past two years. But the demand is still greater than the supply; last year, the SCS was able to fund only half of the requests from graduate students. Your gifts also support undergraduate minority scholarships, TLL Fellowships, and the Lionel Pearson Fellowship, and in addition to keeping down the costs of the Annual Meeting for everyone, they ensure that the Placement Service is free for all member applicants.
If you have already given this year, you have our heartfelt thanks. If you are in a position to give, or to give again, please know that no amount is too small—or too large! Your generosity will help our fellow classicists at critical moments in their careers, and we will all be the richer for it. You can give online at this link, or you can download our annual giving form and mail your check to the SCS.
We’re all in this together!
Gratefully, on behalf of the Annual Fund Committee,