2018-2019 TCA Registration

Salvete Omnes!

While the "Official Letter of Invitation" is still under construction, we can now offer you the 2018 TCA membership/Fall Conference registration forms. These are available here on the TCA website. Look for both the docx and pdf versions on the right side of the site next to the "Membership" tab.

For the 2018 Fall Conference we will be returning to the University of Texas at Austin on the weekend of November 9-10, 2018. Our TCA Executive Board Meeting will be held on Friday, November 9th from 11:30 - 3:30 in the Classics Lounge in Waggener Hall on the UT Austin campus. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Anthony Corbeill of the University of Virginia will be presenting after the board meeting in the Classics Lounge from 4:00 to 5:00. The presentations, book display, and luncheon will be held at the Thompson Conference Center on Saturday, November 10th.

We will also be announcing a special event in conjunction with the American Classical League's Centennial that is tentatively scheduled for Friday evening. More details will follow.

The weekend is shaping up to be a fantastic opportunity for conviviality and enrichment. Mark your calendars now!

2018 Spring Scholarships

The Texas Classical Association wants to remind members that applications for some of its scholarships are due in the coming months:

The Tommye Lou Davis TCA Professional Scholarship
All teachers and professors are encouraged to apply for the $500 Tommye Lou Davis TCA Professional Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to support projects undertaken by members of the association who have at least two years of full-time classroom teaching experience in classical languages or cultures. The project may involve attendance at a course, foreign travel (preferably with some specific goals), the creation of materials, or any other worthwhile activity connected to the teaching of classical languages or cultures. Stress is placed on the contribution of the project to the applicant's future skills as a classics teacher. The applicant must have been an active TCA member for at least two years. The scholarship must be used within one calendar year from receipt. In addition, a report of the recipient's activities or project will be made at the next TCA fall meeting following completion. Recipients will be eligible to reapply after five years. To apply, please complete the appropriate application, attaching an additional sheet to the application if necessary.

Applications Due: June 1, 2018

The TSJCL Lourania Miller & Gareth Morgan Scholarships for High School Seniors
Two $1000 scholarships named for Lourania Miller and Gareth Morgan are awarded annually by the TSJCL and TCA to qualified high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of Latin and the classics while in college. Students who receive this scholarship must take Latin or Greek their freshman year at college. Enrollment in Latin cannot be at a beginning level. Courses in classical civilization will not be accepted. JCL chapters may only nominate one student each. The chapter which has the TSJCL Latin Student of the Year is ineligible to nominate a member. The teacher of the winning student will be awarded $50 or have the next year's TCA conference fee waived.

Applications Due: June 1, 2018

The John Rassias TCA Professional Development Scholarship for Future and New Teachers
This $500 scholarship support both future teachers and teachers new to the profession who would like to attend a seminar, workshop or course designed to provide meaningful professional development for a career teaching in the classics. The money can be used to defray travel expenses, materials, textbooks, or tuition costs. The scholarship is named in honor of John Rassias, in honor of his immense decades-long contributions to active language learning.

Applications Due: June 1, 2018

The TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship
Student teachers enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas are encouraged to apply for the $500 TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarship. Undergraduate advisors should inform all student teachers of this scholarship. Applicants must be student teaching in Latin and must be maintaining a 3.00 GPA in Latin or classics, with a 2.85 GPA overall. The monies received will be used during the semester the recipient is student teaching. To apply, please complete the appropriate application and attach an official copy of your transcript plus two letters of recommendation, one from a Latin/classics professor and one from an education professor. Attach an additional sheet to the application if necessary. The recommending Latin/Classics professor of the scholarship winner will be awarded $50 or will have their fee for the next year's TCA conference waived.

Applications Due: June 1, 2018

The Reuben Shannon Lovinggood Scholarship for Teaching Materials
The TCA is proud to offer a $500 scholarship for new teachers or teachers in new programs to assist in the purchase of books and classroom materials.

Applications Due: June 1, 2018

Applications should be completed using the online scholarship application. Accompanying information should be emailed to tcascholarships [at] gmail [dot] com if possible. If not, please mail to:

William Duffy
MH 4.5.30,
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

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