Student Scholarships and Internships
Anthropology and Classical Studies majors and minors may apply for departmental awards to conduct independent research or to work with a faculty member. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduates with opportunities to learn how research is done and to gain professionalizing experience in the field.
Projects include (but are not limited to): participation in archaeological excavations, cultural anthropological field studies, classical studies research abroad, field schools, travel to meetings where the student is presenting a paper, and independent library research involving travel or significant research off-campus.
Awards will be made up to a maximum of $2,500. Students are limited to two awards. Students should work with a faculty advisor to complete the required Scholarship Request Form.
The deadlines for applications for student internships and scholarships are April 1st and September 30th.
STUDENT RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIP AWARDS PROCEDURES
The Awards Committee consists of the Department Chair and one elected representative each from Archaeology, Classical Studies, Cultural Anthropology, and Physical Anthropology. Three members present constitute a quorum for meetings.
The Committee solicits and evaluates applications from students and faculty for research, internships, and scholarships. Applications are considered on two deadlines each year: mid-October and early April. Because much research and associated travel falls in the summer, generally more funds will be awarded in the April than September meeting.
Students may receive no more than two awards. Requests may not occur on consecutive deadlines. All requests are evaluated; the act of submitting a request does not guarantee an award. No single criterion governs evaluation, but the Committee will rank proposals in descending order as follows:
- Student-initiated proposals and external studies;
- Student-initiated proposals that involve close collaboration with a faculty member
Applications must be received by deadline on departmental forms designed for this purpose. Forms are available in hard copy in the Department office and on its website (see Scholarship Request Form above).
The application must include the student’s statement of interest and research, along with details of the student’s program of study (course background, major/minor, GPA, career plans). Proposals that involve collaboration with or supervision by faculty require an associated proposal by that faculty member.
Award amounts will vary depending upon the project and student need. Generally, awards will not exceed approximately $2,500 for research that involves travel abroad and approximately $1,500 for research on campus or that involves domestic travel.
Awardees must accept awards in writing (not by e-mail) within one week of notification.
At the end of the project for which funds are awarded, the recipient will make a presentation to the Department. Presentation setting, format and date will be determined by the Committee. Recipients who fail to comply with this requirement will be ineligible for future awards.
Current Scholarship Recipients
ACS is grateful to our donors for making these awards possible. Thank you!
Emily Holbrook and Megan Powley were awarded the ACS anonymously endowed AY2014-2015 Undergraduate Research Assistantship in Anthropology.
Former Scholarship Recipients
Sarah Stepnowski was awarded the ACS anonymously endowed AY2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Assistantship in Anthropology.
Maggie Sheehan was awarded the ACS anonymously endowed AY2011-2012 Undergraduate Research Assistantship in Anthropology.
The Conrad Copeland Reining Memorial Fund and The Emily Harpham Fund scholarships were awarded to Lucas Wright and Kayt Roberto.
Spring 2011 Robert Little Fellowships were awarded to Gabrielle McCallum, Vyshnavi Sivakumaran, and Michael Vimont.
A generous scholarship donation from James and Vanita Oelschlager was awarded to two ACS majors, Rachel Fox and Kristin Snyder.
Former Scholarship Recipient News
Dr. Andrew Bauer (B.A. in Interdisciplinary Anthropology, 2000, Summa cum laude) received his M.A. (2003) and Ph.D. (2010) from the Department of Anthropology at the
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