National Latin Exam Awards
and Certificates | Perfect Papers | Maureen O'Donnell Oxford Classial Dictionary Award | Scholarships | Scholarship Renewal Application |
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.
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 won gold medals on the Latin III, III-IV Prose, III-IV Poetry, or the Latin V-VI Exam 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 is awarded for post graduate study leading to the teaching of Latin/or Greek at the elementary, intermediate, or high school level. Sally Davis Graduate School Scholarship
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 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 is designed to support teachers of Latin and the Classics by encouraging educational travel. The award was developed in honor of Christine Sleeper, one of the "founding mothers" of the National Latin Exam and life-long travel enthusiast, in order to offer teachers the opportunity of expanding horizons for themselves and for the benefit of their students. Read more about eligibility, funding and the application process.
The Graduate School Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded for post
graduate study leading to the teaching of Latin/or Greek at the
elementary, intermediate, or high school level.
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.