Scholarships, Funding, and Awards


*NB: Funds for any scholarships, grants, or awards must be cashed within the fiscal year in which they are received. Fiscal years run from July 1 through to the following June 30.

CANE Writing Contest

Teacher Submission Deadline: December 15. The CANE Writing Contest is an annual event open to students taking Latin, Greek, or Classics in New England middle and high schools. Prizes are awarded to top contenders on the state and regional level. Submissions are sent to the appropriate state representative for CANE (Submission details).

Educational Grants for Teachers

Application Deadlines: rolling applications. These Educational Grants are available to classroom teachers for class projects, research, and classroom materials, or to support educational programs that promote the study of Classical languages and history. (Application form)

Matthew I. Wiencke Teaching Award

Nomination Deadline: December 31. The Matthew I. Wiencke Award recognizes excellence in teaching in the primary, middle, and secondary school levels. A nominee must be a member of CANE, currently teaching Classics in a New England school, and nominated by a professional colleague. Send nominations to: senioratlargemember@caneweb.org

The Barlow-Beach Distinguished Service Award

Nomination Deadline: December 15. The Barlow-Beach Award is awarded to individuals who are notable for their distinguished service to CANE and to the Classics in New England. Please submit nominations (no self-nominations, please) to: president@caneweb.org

Winners from the past 6 years include (see Wikipedia article for full list):

  • 2021 Mark Pearsall
  • 2020 Elizabeth Keitel
  • 2019 Sean Smith
  • 2018 Jeri DeBrohun
  • 2017 Kenneth S. Rothwell, Jr.
  • 2016 John Higgins

Funds for Travel Relevant to Studies of the Ancient Mediterranean

The Thomas and Eleanor Means Fund

Application Deadline: December 1. The Means Fund is awarded for educational travel by middle or secondary students to the sites of the ancient Mediterranean as part of a program created by a classics teacher. (Application form)

The Alison Barker Travel Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1. The Barker Scholarship is awarded for travel to an undergraduate who is participating in a study program organized by a Classics department or Classical Studies program. (Application form)

The Cornelia Catlin Coulter Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 15. The Cornelia Catlin Coulter Memorial Rome Scholarship is awarded to a teacher of ancient languages or to a graduate student in programs relevant to the Ancient Mediterranean for study at the Summer Session of the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome. (Application form)

The CANE Endowment Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 15. The CANE Endowment Scholarship is awarded to a teacher of ancient languages or to a graduate student in programs relevant to the Ancient Mediterranean for summer study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, or at places other than the American Academy in Rome. (Application form)

The Renata Poggioli Award

Application Deadline: January 15. The Renata Poggioli Award is awarded to an instructor at the secondary or college level for travel to Italy and/or Greece during the summer months. It is available for travel only during even years. (Application form)

Funds for Study, Certification, Research, Etc.

The Helen Maria Chesnutt Scholarship for Equity in Classical Study 

Application Deadline: January 15. The Helen Maria Chesnutt Scholarship is intended to support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups to further their study of the Classics and Ancient Mediterranean world, broadly conceived both in geographic limits and time-frame, and not excluding reception-studies, which brings the temporal span of the studied period down to the present day. This award may be used for research, study, travel, or for other plans relevant to study of the Ancient Mediterranean. (Application form)

The CANE Certification Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1. The CANE Certification Scholarship is an award of up to $1000 for an undergraduate in New England seeking secondary-school certification of Latin or Greek. (Application form)

Teacher Enrichment Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1. The Teacher Enrichment Scholarship is an award of up to $1,500 for tuition reimbursement for current or retired teachers who are members of CANE to enroll in a Classics course for personal enrichment. (Application form)

Phyllis B. Katz Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Nomination Deadline: February 15. The Phyllis B. Katz Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student of Classics in support of his or her research endeavors. The winner reads their paper at the Annual Meeting of CANE. Nominations (self-nominations are welcome) and submissions should be sent to: immpastpres@caneweb.org

The Finnegan-Plante Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, with rolling acceptances for unused funds until March 1. The Finnegan-Plante Scholarship is awarded to first time attendees of CANE’s Annual Meeting whose schools do not cover the cost. (Application form)