Keely Lake Travel Grants for School Groups

Keely LakeKeely Lake Travel Grants for School Groups are named after Keely K. Lake who served as chair of the CAMWS Committee for the Promotion of Latin from 2016-2019. She taught Latin at Wayland Academy (WI) from 2002 until 2018 and received a CAMWS Ovatio in 2011. 

Keely Lake Travel Grants are designed for 7-12 grade school teachers who want to take their students on a trip to an excavation, exhibit or historic site(s) that both enhances their learning experience and furthers their interest in Classical Studies. The grant supports both domestic and international travel. 

Requests for funds up to $2000 may be submitted, but every effort will be made to share these resources in smaller amounts among as many schools as possible.

Proposals should include a budget, the dates of the projected trip and a detailed description of the planned activities, including a time line; proposals for support of participation in an excavation should include a letter from the excavation director detailing the students' responsibilities.

The proposals will be judged by the Committee for the Promotion of Latin and Greek. Questions pertaining to the preparation of a proposal should be directed to the committee chair at

Upon their return recipients of a Lake Travel Grant are required to provide documentation of their participation in the originally proposed activity, a brief report on the outcomes of the travel, including issues that may have occurred and that may be considered by the grant committee in the future, and a summary of this activity, including photographs, for publication in the CAMWS newsletter and on the website for the grant. Award payments will be made only after this report is submitted.

Applications for the Keely Lake Travel Grant for School Groups may be submitted by 7-12 grade school teachers who hold a current individual membership in CAMWS.

Applications will be reviewed in two groups. The deadline for consideration for fall requests is September 30, and the deadline for spring and summer requests is January 30.


2022-2023 Recipients of Keely Lake Travel Grants 

  • Noreen Kupernik (Thaden School, AR) - Living Latin in New York City Conference held at Regis High School

Previous Grant Recipients

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