In accordance with the primary mission of the fund, The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment awards the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Anthropology Endowment Scholarship to Anthropology majors at the University of West Georgia.  These awards offset the cost of education for students, taking into account the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board.  The 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.  All scholarship and other awards are competitive in nature.  The recipients of scholarships are determined by the Faculty based upon due consideration of these guidelines and qualifications and are based upon academic achievement and potential for scholarly growth.  Meeting the requirements does not guarantee that a student will receive the award. 

Applicants will be evaluated on the following attributes:

1. Quality of an essay
2. Current GPA
3. Current performance in Anthropology courses
4. Any Anthropology-related extracurricular activities

Successful candidates will receive two separate $1500 awards, one in the Fall following the semester of their application and one in the Spring of the following year ($3000 total).

Essay Requirements:

New Scholarship Applicants (graduating Highschool seniors and first-year majors): "Why I chose to major in Anthropology". Essays need to be typed, double-spaced, 750-1000 words and formally structured to include an introduction, a body and a conclusion.

Returning Scholarship Applicants: "Why does cultural and biological diversity matter? Include examples of how diversity helps address contemporary challenges”. In addition to above mentioned formal requirements, cite at least two anthropologists whose work has particularly influenced your thinking on the subject, using the AAA citation guidelines. Link to AAA citation guidelines.

Application Process and Deadline:

Students are required to apply through the UWG Scholarship Portal. Link to the UWG Scholarship Portal .

Call for applications is in the Spring semester of each year, with a deadline on March 1st.

Who qualifies?
1. Graduating Highschool seniors who will attend UWG and major in Anthropology, 2.. Newly declared Anthropology majors at UWG
3. Current Anthropology majors at UWG, 4. Transfer students who major in Anthropology at UWG

NOTE: Awards are additional to any other grants or aid the student may receive.  Disbursement of both scholarship payments depend on: a. Being a declared Major in Anthropology at the University of West Georgia.  b. Enrolling in and successfully completing 12 semester hours of full-time coursework and at least one Anthropology course during each semester of the award.