Amy High Fellowship

Receive funding for a SALVI immersion event!

The Amy High Fellowship supports candidates who otherwise could not afford to attend Rusticatio or another SALVI produced Latin immersion program. The application period for 2018 is now open and we encourage you to apply. Please direct any questions to

About Amy High:

Amy (pictured in Rome in 2003 with daughters Maddie and Phoebe) was an enthusiastic supporter of SALVI and a close friend of many who helped SALVI get where we are today. You may have known her by her Latin name–Amalia Alta–and you may also remember her for her vibrant performances as Iulia Pauli, the anchorwoman of the Forum Romanum classroom video series, or her translation of the children’s classic Olivia into Latin. Amy had made a name for herself teaching elementary-school Latin in the Washington, DC, area and was still ascending to the peak of her career when she was taken from us suddenly and much too soon. Amy High Fellowships allow her vision of joyful Latin learning to continue to spread.

Previous Winners and a personal statement from each about their AHF experience:

2017 Walter Melvin Roberts, Detroit Greek and Latin, Michigan (read statement here)
2016 Eleanor Arnold, Athol High School, Massachusetts (read statement here)   
2015 Eric Mentges, Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy (read statement here)   


Amy High Fellowships are for current Latin teachers and for students at least 18 years of age at the time their SALVI program begins who have graduated from high school and are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study, and who, having progressed in Latin beyond the basic level, are planning to pursue a career teaching Latin.


This year’s fellowship is an amount of up to $1500, which must be used at a SALVI full-immersion Latin event to cover tuition, room and board (where applicable), and associated travel, lodging, and incidental expenses.

Application Process:

Applicants must submit the online application form, and request a single letter of recommendation, which must also be submitted online. Applications must be fully completed by December 1, 2017. Completed applications will be read by SALVI’s Amy High Fellowship Committee. Applicants will be notified of the award by email and on the SALVI website no later than Monday, January 15, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered.

After submitting your application:

You will receive two emails: the first acknowledging receipt of your application; the second stating that your recommendation has been received and that your application is complete. Please contact us and/or your referee if you do not receive these acknowledgements.

Please direct any further inquiries to

To apply for the 2018 Amy High Fellowship, click here. The recommendation form is found here.