Society for Classical Studies Awards for Teaching and Outreach

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) wants teachers of classics to be aware of the following awards that recognize outstanding teaching and scholarly outreach. Click on the relevant URL below to see a full description of each program and detailed instructions for submitting nominations.  The teaching awards are supported by income from gifts from Daniel and Joanna Rose to the Society’s Gateway Endowment for Classics Research and Teaching.

SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the College Level


These awards give special and public expression to the commitment of the SCS to honor and foster excellence in the teaching of the Classics.  Winners of these awards must be members of the SCS and have a minimum of three years of teaching experience prior to nomination. By action of the SCS Board of Directors, only individuals may be considered for these awards. Nomination materials must be received by Monday, June 1, 2015.

SCS Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level

The Joint Committee (with ACL) on the Classics in American Education invites nominations for these awards.  Teachers, full- or part-time, of grades K-12 in schools in the United States and Canada who at the time of the application teach at least one class of Latin, Greek, or classics at the K-12 level are eligible. Membership in the SCS is not required.  September 9, 2015, is the deadline for the receipt of nominations.

The SCS Outreach Prize

This prize recognizes outstanding projects or events by an SCS member or members that make an aspect of classical antiquity available and attractive to an audience other than classics scholars or students in their courses.  All nomination materials must be received by July 24, 2015, in the SCS Office.