PHINNEY-GLEASON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
NACCP is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization and contributions to the scholarship fund are U.S. tax-deductible. Donations in any amount are appreciated. We will follow-up with a letter acknowledging your contribution.
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Scholarships are available for the 2018 Summer Workshops. Ten $500 scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-accepted basis for workshops in Dallas (Irving) on June 18-20, Boston (Waltham) on July 10-12, and Ashburn, Virginia (near Dulles Airport) on July 17-19. To apply, download the Scholarship Application. Submit it via e-mail attachment along with your professional resume and a typed one-page essay describing your Latin program and how you would benefit from this workshop.
About the Scholarship Fund
In the summer of 1997 the NACCP started a scholarship fund to provide teachers some money to attend an NACCP sponsored activity. The original account was named The Phinney Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Ed Phinney, the person responsible for adapting the British version of the Cambridge Latin Course for a North American audience.
Ed understood what a wonderful opportunity for teaching Latin this series provides and he worked tirelessly to produce materials for students and teachers alike. Ed, along with his good friend Bill Gleason, laid the foundations of the work of the North American Cambridge Classics Project and provided workshops or tours every summer to train teachers in the reading approach and to expose them to the wonderful sites mentioned in the series.
Bill Gleason became the first director of the Resource Center, which he lovingly ran for many years from his basement. When Bill passed away a little more than a year after Ed, the NACCP decided to rename the account the Phinney-Gleason Memorial Scholarship Fund to reflect the group’s respect for the work of these two dedicated and beloved individuals.
The NACCP continues to enlarge the endowment of the Phinney-Gleason Scholarship Fund in order to provide more funding for scholarship recipients to attend the summer workshops. All of us at the NACCP thank you in advance for your consideration in keeping Ed’s and Bill’s educational dream alive.