THE ETA SIGMA PHI
Bernice L. Fox Latin Teacher Training
The Trustees of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary classics society,
announces the Bernice L. Fox Teacher Training Scholarship. This $500
scholarship is available to an Eta Sigma Phi member who is teaching, or
preparing to teach, Latin in the secondary schools. Applicants should
have received a Bachelor’s degree in the last eight years
or shall have received it before before June of the calendar year of the
applicatoin and will not have received a
The scholarship is to be used for a summer activity contributing to the recipient’s preparation for teaching, such as attendance at the Summer Institute of the American Classical League, the Kentucky Language Institute, or the Illinois Pedagogy Workshop; or attendance at university courses leading to Latin certification. There is no application form, but those wishing to apply should submit a proposal that includes a description of the program, a budget, any other financial support expected, and their contributions to Eta Sigma Phi when they were undergraduates. They should also ask an appropriate person (department chair, principal, supervisor, etc.) to send a letter of support. They should indicate the chapter into which they were initiated, as well as the date of the initiation, if possible.
This scholarship honors
Bernice L. Fox who taught English, Latin and Greek at Monmouth College
in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1947 to 1981, and who served as chair of the
Department of Classics from 1970 until her retirement in 1981.
Throughout her long and dynamic career she worked tirelessly to promote
the Classics in
of recipients is made by the Eta Sigma Phi Board of Trustees, whose
members are Sr. Thérèse Marie
Dougherty (chair) of the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Maryland,
(chair) and Professors Alden Smith of Baylor University in Waco Texas,
Martha Davis of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Leon
Fitts of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Daniel Levine
of the University of Arkansas in Fayettesville. In selecting the
recipient of this scholarship, the Trustees will give attention to the
quality of the applicant’s work in Greek and Latin, experience in
teaching Latin K-12, and contribution to the activities of Eta Sigma Phi
at the local and national level. The
recipient will be announced after the National Convention.
Applications are due by February 1st of every calendar year.
For further information and questions about this scholarship, contact
Dr. Mary Pendergraft, Chair of the Fox Scholarship Committee, Department
of Classical Languages, Wake Forest University, PO Box 7343, Winston
Salem, NC 27109, (336) 758-5331, e-mail: email@example.com.
For further information and questions about this scholarship, contact Dr. Mary Pendergraft, Chair of the Fox Scholarship Committee, Department of Classical Languages, Wake Forest University, PO Box 7343, Winston Salem, NC 27109, (336) 758-5331, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sigma Phi, the National Classics Honorary Society (http://www.etasigmaphi.us)