Awards & Contests

Below is a list of the awards & contests that our Club supports in an effort to promote the study and education of classical subjects in the New York City Metropolitan Area 

Current Awards

Acropolis of Athens, by Leo von Klenze

Rome/Athens Summer Scholarships

This is a special opportunity for Club members to win scholarships of up to $3,000 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 with one year of paid membership in the Club are eligible to apply for the award. The award is open 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 applications materials by January, 15, 2017 to Prof. Alan Shapiro.

University of Toronto's Antigone, 1882


President's grant

Grants of $500 - $1,000 are available to support projects promoting interest in classical antiquity in the New York area. We are especially interested in public lectures and theatrical productions. All applicants must be current New York Classical Club members. 

All application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2017 and sent to Dr. Ron Janoff.

The Young Cicero Reading, by Vincenzo Foppa

Phyllis winquist tuition assistance awards

These awards are bestowed by the New York Classical Club 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 Club 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 a clear indication of doing so in the near future. All application materials must be postmarked by April 12, 2019.  To request an application, please contact Talia Varonos-Pavlopoulos at


2018 Contests

High School Latin Sight Translations - This year's Latin Sight Translation Contest for High School Students will be held on Tuesday 10 April, 2018 at 4pm on the 5th Floor, Lowenstein Building, Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street & Columbus Avenue. All contestants must be registered by April 1, 2018. To register your students please complete the online registration form. Please contact Talia Varonos-Pavlopoulos at for any further details.

Oral Reading Contests in Greek and Latin - This year's Oral Reading Contests in Greek and Latin will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm at 602 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University. Please contact Prof Katharina Volk at by April 1, 2018 to register and for more information. 

College Latin and Greek Sight Translation - The College Latin and Greek Sight Translation will be held Friday April 13, 2018 at New York University.  Please contact Prof. David Sider of New York University at to register and for information.

New York City Dionysia - The Annual Spring High School Theater Contest (a 20 minute adaptation of a classical drama) will be based this year on Ovid's Metamorphoses and takes place on Friday, May, 10, 2019 from 5-7pm, at Fordham Preparatory School's Leonard Theater on the Fordham University campus (Bronx, NY). For info and registration please contact Prof. Matthew McGowan of Fordham University at

Please see our events page for more information.