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Waring Endowment and Other Anthropology Scholarships

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Anthropology Scholarship Fund

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Endowment in Anthropology was established by Mrs. Henrietta Waring in memory of her husband, Dr. Antonio J. Waring, Jr. (1915-1964). Dr. Waring was one of the pioneers of Anthropology in Georgia and is responsible for defining the prehistoric cultural chronology of the coastal region of Georgia. Although professionally trained in medicine, Dr. Waring had interests in archaeology and directed and participated in several major archaeological excavations in the southeastern United States. It is indeed fortunate that the training of a new generation of anthropologists is encouraged and supported by the generosity of the Waring family.

The Waring Endowment funds several programs including several scholarship for Anthropology majors, travel and research awards for Anthropology students, a lecture series, as well as the West Georgia Anthropological Society.

To view the guidelines for qualifying and applying for any of the Waring Endowment Scholarships, please click HERE.

To view past and present guest lecturers that are a part of the Waring Lecture Series, please click HERE.

Other Anthropology Scholarships and Awards

John Walton Whatley Scholarship Fund
Those persons empowered to select a recipient, shall give equal consideration to qualified and eligible students from Polk, Carroll, Haralson, and Troup counties for selection as a recipient of the scholarship. If no student is selected from one of these four counties, an eligible and qualified student from the State of Georgia may be selected. To qualify for the Scholarship, the recipient shall be selected in the manner established by the Foundation in making awards of merit and based on scholarship achievement while a student at West Georgia College. Financial need shall be given due consideration.

 

Carole E. Hill Anthropology Award
This award is presented annually to the senior anthropology student who demonstrates the greatest potential for success in his or her pursuit of an advanced degree in anthropology following graduation from the University of West Georgia. This award honors the founder of the anthropology program at West Georgia, who was a pioneering figure in the fields of Applied and Medical Anthropology, in recognition of her dedication to undergraduate education and student mentoring.

 

Thelma B. Larson Award
The Thelma B. Larson Memorial Award for Anthropological Research was established in Mrs. Larson’s memory by friends and family. This award is to be presented annually for an original anthropological research undertaken by an outstanding major in Anthropology. Mrs. Larson was the mother of Dr. Lewis Larson, long term faculty member at West Georgia and pioneer in Southeastern Archaeology.

 

Herndon Award
These awards are presented annually to the outstanding students from academic disciplines in the Social Sciences. Recipients must have a declared major in the field of the award, superior academic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, potential for development in the respective academic discipline and active involvement in extracurricular activities. The award was established in 1953 by friends and classmates in memory of the late Thomas A. Herndon, Jr. a graduate of the class of 1939.

Waring Student Research & Travel Awards

Undergraduate student research and attendance at professional meetings is a critical component in the development of excellent scholarship and a nationally competitive Department of Anthropology. A student may apply to receive monies to conduct independent research, travel for research or study (including field schools-domestic or international), attend and/or present papers/posters at professional conferences and meetings related to the study of Anthropology. Funds for travel may include the costs of registration, as well as travel, food and lodging, and is decided on a per case basis. Please note: if relevant, undergraduate students must apply for the VPAA Student Travel Award prior to consideration by Waring. Funds for research may include research-related costs such as travel, photocopying, testing, postage, etc.

To be eligible for a subsidy, international studies and other off-campus programs must meet the following criteria:

  1. Earned credits will be acceptable to the University of West Georgia
  2. Earned credits will apply to an Anthropology Major at the University of West Georgia
  3. The program must last for a minimum of 21 calendar days (including travel)
  4. The program must have a cultural content

Waring Student Research & Travel Application

Students requesting travel or research funds must:

  1. For travel, fill out the Waring Travel Award Application Form. For research, fill out the Waring Research Award Application Form.  These will require the signature of a sponsoring faculty member, so talk out your plans with someone before submitting the application. NOTE: A research project involving living people requires CITI ethics training and IRB approval to be completed before the disbursement of funds. BUDGET NOTE: Most expenses will need to be reimbursed.
  2. For Travel Requests: If you are presenting at a conference, include with your application evidence that you have applied for a Student Travel Award from the VPAA Office (offered each semester) and, if received, include documentation of any award monies from the VPAA office.
  3. GROUP TRAVEL, such as a club field trip: Fill out the Waring Group Travel Request Form
  4. Submission: Email an electronic copy and turn in a signed hard copy of your application either to your sponsoring faculty member or to the Fund Manager no less than 2 weeks prior to travel or to the beginning of your research project.
  5. Under guidance of the faculty sponsor, the student must prepare a 1-2 page statement no more than 30 days after the travel or research award period, explaining how the original goals were met during the travel period; failure to complete this step will result in the loss of future eligibility for this award or any other Waring Funds.
  6. Requests may be submitted at any time, generally allowing 3-4 weeks for processing.

 Students requesting off-campus study (including study abroad) funds must:

  1. Fill out the Waring Off-Campus Study Application Form with information about the program of study and your budgetary needs. This will require the signature of a sponsoring faculty member, so talk out your plans with someone before submitting the application.
  2. Submission: Email an electronic copy and turn in a signed hard copy of your application either to your sponsoring faculty member or to the Fund Manager no less than 2 weeks prior to requested travel.
  3. Under guidance of the faculty sponsor, the student must prepare a 1-2 page statement no more than 30 days after the travel or research award period, explaining how the original goals were met during the travel period; failure to complete this step will result in the loss of future eligibility for this award or any other Waring Funds.
  4. Requests may be submitted at any time, generally allowing 3-4 weeks for processing.

Past Award Winners

Here are just a few of the previous recipients of previous awards from the Anthropology Department:

2010-2011

2009-2010