• 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.

    Waring Scholarships

    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.  New in 2010, is the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Research Scholarship. 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. 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.  The recipients of scholarships are determined by the Faculty based upon due consideration of these guidelines and qualifications.  All scholarship and other awards are competitive in nature.  This Handbook outlines minimal levels of eligibility for a student to be considered for an award.  Meeting these requirements does not guarantee that a student will receive that award.

    Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Anthropology Endowment Scholarship Guidelines

    These competitive $1500 scholarships are for students to study Anthropology at the University of West Georgia. These awards for Anthropology majors are based upon academic achievement and potential for scholarly growth.
    Anthropology Endowment Scholarships may be awarded to:
    1. Graduating high school 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

    These awards are additional to any other grants or aid the student may receive. Deadlines are October 15 and March 15 by 5:00pm.

    Applications for Waring Anthropology Endowment Scholarships will be distributed to students during the Fall and Spring semesters. Awards are made one (Spring/Fall) semester before the award is disbursed.

    Application Requirements:
    1. A completed official application form.
    2. Copy of academic transcripts if currently enrolled or transferring to UWG [or] copy of high school transcripts. 
    3. Essay (typed, double-spaced between 500 and 750 words) on:
    New Scholarship Applicants:  "Why I chose to major in Anthropology"
    Returning Scholarship Applicants: "A World Problem or Challenge that Would Benefit from an Anthropological Approach" [*if this is within your planned career path, please feel free to write on your chosen career; otherwise, think broadly about where you think anthropology could best serve within our global world]

    Essays should cover the development of your interests in the discipline and the role you see for Anthropology in your future goals.

    Evaluation of Applications
    Applicants will be evaluated on the following attributes:

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

    *High school students who have been selected for the Waring Admissions Scholarship are not eligible for a Department Waring Scholarship during the same semester.

    Disbursement:
    Disbursement of scholarship funds depends 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 the semester of the award.

    Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Research Scholarship Guidelines

    The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund requests applications for the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Research Scholarship. 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 Fall-Spring semester award includes $1000 in scholarship, with $500 to be disbursed in Fall semester, and $500 in Spring semester, contingent on the receipt of a mid-term report before the end of February of the Spring term. The mid-term report should include an overview of research undertaken and a draft of a public presentation. 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.*This award may be received in addition to an Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Anthropology Endowment Scholarship and a Waring Student Research and Travel Award. Deadline for applications: October 1. 

    Application process:
    Submit a 3-5 page research proposal (not including cover page), a budget sheet, and a cover page signed by you and your supervising professor, which includes the following information (in labeled sections):

    1. Abstract: This should be a brief (150-250 words) description of your project that, if funded, will be posted on the website. This goes onto the cover page.

    2. Project Description: Describe your research topic, questions, and objectives. Please state your hypotheses if relevant. What will be the focus of your research?

    3. Relevant Literature: What existing anthropological literature will your research engage with and build on? Please include at least 3 references and describe their relevance to your project.

    4. Methods: There are two parts: 1. What information will you need to gather to address your research questions? 2. How will you gather this information? What methods will you use?

    5. Your training and background: What experiences do you have that prepare you to undertake this research, including classes taken, previous research (if so, list funding received, if any), extracurricular experiences, etc.?

    6. Product: You will propose research products to include: 1. A public talk for faculty and students in the Anthropology Department; and 2. a professional presentation, which could consist of a public oral or poster presentation (such as at Research Day or a professional conference), or the submission of a manuscript for publication. Please specify the venues you plan to present in (note: you do not have to commit to anything, but provide realistic suggestions). As part of your final product, you will need to turn in a hard copy of the text of your presentation (not just PowerPoint slides). 3. At the end of your project, you will also need to turn in a photo and a short paragraph about your research to be published on the departmental website.

    7. Budget (submitted on a separate sheet of paper): You may be awarded up to $600 in reimbursement for research expenses, for which you will provide a budget. Acceptable expenses include, for example, travel for research, travel to conferences, supplies, equipment, software, postage, printing, registration for conferences, books (up to $200 total for books).

  • Waring Lecture Series
    Spring 2016 Spring 2015 Spring 2014 Fall 2013
    Spring 2013 Spring 2012 Spring 2009 Fall 2008
    Fall 2007 Fall 2006 Fall 2005 Spring 2005
    Fall 2004 Spring 2004 Fall 2003 Spring 2003
    Fall 2002 Spring 2002 Fall 2001 Spring 2001
    Fall 2000 Spring 2000 Fall 1999 Spring 1999

     

  • 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.

    Engage Anthropology Award
    This honor is awarded to a student who engages in the discipline of anthropology through critical thinking, creative vision, classroom participation, and academic risk-taking. The award recognizes outstanding engagement in scholarship, service, and/or anthropology-related extracurricular involvements.

    The Waring Distinguished Scholar Award
    is awarded annually to the senior undergraduate student who has repeatedly earned distinction from the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund over the course of their studies as an Anthropology major at University of West Georgia. This student is well-rounded and has shown excellence in coursework, research, and scholarly presentation.

  • Waring Student Research and 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 and Travel Applications

    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.