Fall Conference Announcement and Call for Papers/Presentations

   Mark your calendars for November 5-6, 2021 for the 99th TCA Fall Conference at Austin College in Sherman.  Our keynote speaker will be Debbie Felton from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her first talk will take place on the Austin College campus at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5th. Bob Cape will then host us at his beautiful home for a reception at 7:00 p.m.

   The main part of the conference will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6 for a full day of presentations by some of you, in addition to the main keynote presentation by Professor Felton after our annual business luncheon. We will share more details about the conference, including information for booking a hotel in the area, in early September. 

   At this time, I am including the official call for papers and presentations.  We invite educators, scholars and students from across Texas to share a 20-25 minute presentation at this conference. Those who wish to submit a proposal are required to be members of the TCA. Our membership year begins in August, so you can join for the 2021-2022 academic year at that time. Presentations on any topic concerning the teaching and study of Classics are welcome. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please fill out this Google Form. If your paper or presentation is selected, we will waive your conference fees. The deadline to submit a proposal is August 15th.


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

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, 2021

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, 2021

Please email scholarships@txclassics.org for access to the scholarship application

The Anne Shaw 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, 2021

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 nominating Latin teacher of the winning student will have the next year's TCA conference fee waived.

Applications Due: June 1, 2021

The Doris Kays 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, 2021

Please email scholarships@txclassics.org for access to the scholarship application

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