Anthropology Scholarships and Awards
The Antonio J. Waring Jr. Endowment in Anthropology was established in the late 1990s by Miss Henrietta Waring in memory of her husband, Dr. Antonio J. Waring Jr., who was one of the pioneers of Anthropology in Georgia. Dr. Waring was a pediatrician in Savannah, whose lifelong passion was Anthropology. He had interests and participated in archaeological research and excavations across the southeastern United States. It was his bequest that the Endowment monies be used to raise awareness and appreciation for the study of what it means to be human. The UWG Anthropology Program is deeply honored to use these monies to support students whose work in years ahead will continue this mission.
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In accordance with the primary mission of the fund, the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Endowment awards the Waring Merit Scholarship in Anthropology to Anthropology majors at UWG on a semesterly base. The awards offset the cost of education for students, taking into account the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Successful candidates will receive a $1500 scholarship.
Anthropology offers upper division courses during the summer. Check the schedule for specific offerings. Through the Waring Endowment, we offer competitive scholarships: $500 for Anthropology majors who take upper division courses, and as much as $1000 for students who take summer field methods courses. Awards are based on academic achievement, potential for scholarly growth, and financial need. Apply through the scholarships portal.
The Founders Scholarship is a competitive full scholarship for incoming first-year students to study Anthropology at the University of West Georgia beginning each fall semester. This award for Anthropology majors is based upon academic achievement and also potential for scholarly growth.
The scholarship covers $3000 per semester for eight semesters (total of $24K) over the course of four years, contingent on satisfactory progress and good standing.
This award is designed to support original student research in Anthropology and has as its goal the presentation of student research findings publicly and professionally. This award may be received in addition to the Waring Merit Scholarship in Anthropology and the Waring Student Travel Award.
Applications for the Waring Research Scholarship in Anthropology are requested once a year. This Fall-Spring semester award includes $1000 in scholarship, with $500 to be disbursed in the Fall semester and $500 in the Spring semester, contingent on the receipt of a mid-term report before the end of February of the Spring term. In addition, the award supports up to $600 in research-related costs, to be reimbursed to the student based on receipts. The funds must be spent and receipts received by the end of the Spring semester. Once the funds are disbursed and the public presentations are completed, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Undergraduate student research and attendance at professional meetings is a critical component in the development of excellent scholarship and a nationally competitive Anthropology Program. A student may apply to receive monies for a research project or to travel for research or study (including field schools-domestic or international) and to attend and/or present papers/posters at professional conferences and meetings related to the study of Anthropology throughout the year. If awarded, funds of up to $350 may include research-related costs, the costs of registration, as well as travel, food and lodging. The award is decided on a per case basis.
Please note: If relevant, undergraduate students may be asked to apply for the UWG Student Travel Award prior to consideration by Waring.