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National Latin Exam Awards

Medals and Certificates | Perfect Papers | Maureen O'Donnell Oxford Classial Dictionary Award | Scholarships | Scholarship Renewal Application |
Jane Harriman Hall Professional Development Scholarship | Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel Award | Sally R. Davis Graduate School Scholarship

Medals and Certificates Given as Awards
  • Perfect paper: Hand-lettered certificate (Latin I-VI)
  • Gold medal and a summa cum laude certificate awarded to top scorers (Latin I-VI)
  • Silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate to second place winners (Latin I-VI)
  • Magna cum laude certificate to third place winners (Latin I-VI)
  • Cum laude certificate to fourth place winners (Latin I-VI)
  • Introduction to Latin: Ribbons and Certificates of Achievement
  • NLE Certificate of Merit for each school participating in the exam
Carter Drake Goad Book Award (Latin I-VI)

The students who have three years of perfect papers, the students who have four years of perfect papers, and the student who has five years of perfect papers are being sent special book awards in addition to the special certificate. The perfect papers must be for ascending levels of the exam, exclusive of the Introduction to Latin exam.

The Maureen O'Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award (Latin I-VI)

The Maureen O’Donnell Oxford Classical Dictionary Award is given to students who win four gold medals in recognition of their outstanding achievement. The students who have won five gold medals will be sent special book awards. The PERFECT PAPER and GOLD MEDAL winners will be published in Torch U.S., the publication of the National Junior Classical League.

 NLE Scholarships

Applications for the $1,000 scholarships are mailed to gold medal winners in Latin III, Latin III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry, or Latin V-VI who are high school seniors.  Those who apply must agree to take at least one course per semester of Latin or classical Greek in their first year of college.  A course in classics translation does not meet this requirement.

Seniors who win gold medals on the Latin III, III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry, or the Latin V-VI Exam their senior year are eligible for one of the $1000 scholarships, including one from an anonymous donor. In addition, a $2000 scholarship will be awarded for post graduate study leading to the teaching of Latin and/or Greek at the elementary, intermediate, or high school level. These scholarship awards and those for the National Greek Exam will be announced by NLE Scholarship Chair, Ephy Howard, at the ACL Institute in June.

The scholarship recipients from 2009, 2008, and 2007, are eligible for an additional $1000 if they continue their study of Latin and/or Greek.

In addition, a $2,000 scholarship, the Sally R. Davis Graduate School Scholarship, is awarded for post graduate study leading to the teaching of Latin or Greek at the elementary, intermediate, or high school level.

Click here for the $2000 Sally R. Davis Graduate School Scholarship Application.

The National Latin Exam Scholarship Committee, formed in 1983, consists of Ephy Howard, Chair, Cathy Daugherty, Judith de Luce, Gaylan DuBose, Edith Foster, Sue L. Gillen, Sandra Woodward, and Linda S. Montross, Liason to Scholars.

 The Jane Harriman Hall Professional Development Scholarship Program
 

The Jane Harriman Hall Professional Development Scholarship program is designed to support teachers in their ability to teach Latin.  The scholarship was developed in honor of Jane Harriman Hall, founder of the National Latin Exam, in order to continue her efforts to bring high quality Latin instruction to students throughout the U.S. For more information, click here.

 The Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel Award
 

The National Latin Exam is delighted to announce a new annual award:  The Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel Award.  As a "founding mother" and long-time writer of the NLE, Christine Sleeper (Emerita) is well-known for her adventurous spirit and her love of travel.  Inhonor of Christine's love of classics and inspiring personal story, a recipient will be chosen annually and awarded up to $5,000 to cover expenses for an educational travel program of his or her choosing.  Access the application.

 The Sally R. Davis Graduate School Scholarship
 

For the past ten years the National Latin Exam has offered a $2000 Graduate School Scholarship which is specifically for “graduate study leading to the teaching of
Latin and/or Greek at the elementary, intermediate, or highschool level.” It is with great pride that we rename this scholarship in honor of Sally Davis, one of the original
members of the Writing Committee of the NLE. The Sally R. Davis Graduate School Scholarship awards $2,000 for post graduate study leading to the teaching of Latin/or Greek at the elementary, intermediate, or high school level. 
Click here for the $2000 Sally R. Davis Graduate School Scholarship Application.

 Perfect Papers

    A congratulatory letter has been sent to the principal and each student who earned a perfect score in Latin I-VI. Additional copies are provided to the Latin teacher and the student’s permanent record. In addition, a special hand-lettered certificate was sent to each of these students. The students who have three, four or five years of perfect paper are being sent the Carter Stubbs Drake Goad Memorial Book Award in addition to the special certificate.

 


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