The Classical Association of Virginia is pleased to offer TWO SCHOLARSHIPS for Latin Students.

The Wayne Wray Student Scholarship is awarded thanks to an ongoing generous gift from Wayne W. Wray. This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the student who most exemplifies the principle on which our organization was founded almost a century ago: a love of and the promotion of the classics. The Wayne Wray Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is passionate about Latin and has demonstrated enthusiasm on every level: in their daily classroom work, participation in club activities, and promotion of Latin within their school and/or community. While participation in CAV (and other) contests is preferred, the primary focus of this scholarship remains the student’s ability to “spread the word” about classics and encourage others to study Latin.

NEW IN 2021-2022: the Jim Bigger Memorial Scholarship, funded by donations from CAV members is awarded to honor the memory of long-time Virginia teacher and CAV member Jim Bigger. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving senior who excels academically who intends to continue their study of Latin and/or Greek in college. 

Any CAV member may nominate any student who is taking or has completed three or more years of Latin and/or Greek (wherever that may fall – 10th, 11th, or 12th grade). Should a sophomore or junior be selected, the scholarship will be held for disbursement until his/her senior year.

 The committee will keep materials for underclass nominees but does ask that teachers update and renew their information and approval.

There may be more than one nominee per school. These scholarships are not based on financial need and are not renewable. N.B. While a student can be nominated for both awards, they can only receive one or the other.

Please complete the nomination form by April 13th.

Past Recipients 

Wayne Wray Student Scholarship

2023: Lauren Fisher, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

2022: Student, Midlothian High School

Jim Bigger Memorial Scholarship

2023: Not awarded

2022: Student, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Send nominations to:

Donald Brewster

4 Woodberry Station

Woodberry Forest, VA 22989