Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Harry Wilks, the Vergilian Society is pleased to be able to offer one or two seed grants for summer of 2014, to bring a group of secondary students to the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy.
The grants will cover room and board at the Harry Wilks Study Center at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, outside Naples, for a teacher and group of students for a week of summer study in Italy. The administrative staff of the villa will assist in arranging visits to a selection of Greek and Roman sites in the Naples area (including Pompeii); Rome is easily accessible as well, should the group wish to extend their stay. The sites to be visited can be customized according to the interests of each group, with the understanding that the focus will be the ancient Greek and Roman world.
Grants will be in the amount of $3,750 for a group of twelve students or less, $5,500 for thirteen through eighteen students, and $7,500 for nineteen or more. These seed grants are not intended to cover full expenses, but instead to start the process by which the group will end up at the villa. The expectation is that the successful applicant will raise the air fare and tour costs within Italy through a combination of parental contribution and fundraising activities.
Additional Information and the application can be found at the following link: