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This is a special opportunity for Club members to win scholarships of up to $6,000 toward the cost of study in the summer session of the American Academy in Rome, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, or the Paideia Institute for study in Greece and/or Rome. All members in the third consecutive year of paid membership in the Club are eligible to apply for the award, although preference will be given to secondary school teachers and graduate students. Interested individuals should obtain applications from the Academy, School or Institute, complete them, and send copies of all application materials by JANUARY 15, 2015 to Prof. Matthew McGowan, Dept. of Classics, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458. For info:


These awards are bestowed by the NYCC in honor of a master teacher, Phyllis Winquist, to support candidates who are taking courses to acquire or improve skills in teaching Latin or Ancient Greek in grades 7-12. Candidates must be paid members of the NYCC at the time of applying and during the twelve months of the funded period. They must either be teaching Classics in grades 7-12 or show clear indication of doing so in the near future. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2015, and mailed to Ms. Kathleen Durkin, Maspeth High School, Department of Latin, 54-40 74th Street, Maspeth, NY 11373-4702. Please contact Vice-President, Kathleen Durkin, for more information and an application for the scholarship at

President's Grant ($500-1,000)

Grants of $500-1,000 are available to support projects promoting interest in classical antiquity in the New York area. All applicants must be current NY Classical Club members. Deadline: February 1, 2015. For info, contact Matthew McGowan at

Oral Reading Contests in Greek and Latin:
Date & Place: Saturday, April 11, 2:30pm. 602 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University. For details and information, contact Prof. Katharina Volk of Columbia University:

High School Latin Sight Translations:
Date & Place: Wednesday, April 15th, 4-6pm. Fordham University, Lincoln Center. For details and information on the five levels of exams - Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, Horace, Vergil - contact Kathleen Durkin:

College Greek and Latin Sight Translations:
Details TBA. Contact Prof. David Sider of NYU if interested:

NY City Dionysia: High School Classical Theater Contest
A Classical Theater Competition for High School Students. This year's play: Sophocles, Oedipus Rex. Friday, May 1, 20155-7pm at Fordham Preparatory School (on the Bronx campus of Fordham University). Adapt Sophocles' canonical tragedy to a 15-20 minute performance. Indulge your creative genius! Aim to entertain and to instruct! 


Not a member of the NYCC? Visit our membership page for details about joining.

Annual Oral Reading Contests in Greek and Latin: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:30pm at Columbia University. See events page for registration details.

Annual Sight Translation Contests in Greek and Latin: For High School and College. See events page for details.

The Annual NYC Dionysia Friday, May 1, 2015, 5-7pm at Fordham Prep. See events page for details.



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