Bernice L. Fox Teacher Training Scholarship

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Eligibility: Eta Sigma Phi members

  •  who are now teaching, or preparing to teach, at the pre-collegiate level,
  •  who have received a Bachelor’s within the last ten years; or who expect to receive it before the summer of current academic year;
  • and who have not received a doctoral degree.

The Award of $500 will support a summer activity contributing to the recipient’s preparation for teaching (e.g., American Classical League Institute, the Kentucky Language Institute, or the Illinois Pedagogy Workshop) or university courses leading to certification. To apply: go to

Annual Application Deadline: February 1st

The recipient will be announced at the National Convention.

This scholarship honors Bernice L. Fox, who taught English, Latin and Greek at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, from 1947 to 1981, and who served as chair of the Department of Classics from 1970 until her retirement in 1981. Throughout her long and dynamic career she worked tirelessly to promote the Classics in Illinois high schools and colleges. In 1956 she founded Monmouth College’s Gamma Omicron Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi. She was the author of Tela Charlottae, the Latin translation of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In 1991 Monmouth College conferred on her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. She died in 2003. For further information and questions about this scholarship, contact Dr. Mary Pendergraft, Chair of the Fox Scholarship Committee, Department of Classical Languages, Wake Forest University, PO Box 7343, Winston Salem, NC 27109, (336) 758-5331, e-mail: