In accordance with the primary mission of the fund, the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Endowment awards the Waring Merit Scholarship 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.

Who is Eligible

  • Graduating high school seniors who will attend UWG and major in Anthropology
  • Newly declared Anthropology majors at UWG
  • Current Anthropology majors at UWG
  • Transfer students who major in Anthropology at UWG

How to Apply

Before you start, make yourself familiar with the following essay guidelines. Essays need to be typed, double-spaced, 750-1000 words, and formally structured to include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

  • Topic for new scholarship applicants (graduating high school seniors and first-year majors): "Why I chose to major in Anthropology."
  • Topic for second-year and above majors and returning scholarship applicants: Where do you see the relevance of anthropology in people's day-to-day lives?

In addition to the above mentioned formal requirements, cite at least two anthropologists whose work has particularly influenced your thinking on the subject using the AAA citation guidelines.

How Recipients are Selected

Applicants will be evaluated on the following attributes:

  • Quality of their essay
  • Current GPA 
  • Current performance in Anthropology courses 
  • Engagement in anthropology-related extracurricular activities

 Awards are additional to any other grants or aid the student may receive. 

Disbursement of the scholarship payment depends on:

  • Being a declared Major in Anthropology at the University of West Georgia
  • Enrolling in and successfully completing 12 semester hours of full-time coursework and at least one Anthropology course during each semester of the award

The recipients of scholarships are determined by the UWG Anthropology faculty based upon consideration of academic achievement and potential for scholarly growth. Scholarships are competitive in nature. Guidelines for scholarship awards and the qualifications of the students to whom the awards are made are established by the faculty and may be amended from time to time. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee that a student will receive the award.

When to Apply

The deadlines to apply are October 1 and March 1 at 11:59 p.m.