Scholarships and Awards

Anthropology Scholarships and Awards

The Department offers two scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in anthropology. The Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarships are awarded each year to anthropology majors based on their academic achievement. Both financial need and scholastic achievement are considered when choosing the recipient of the Stephen Richard Weller Memorial Scholarship. Small summer stipends ($50-300) are available through the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship Fund. Click on the links below to learn more about our scholarships, awards, and current recipients.

In addition, faculty select an outstanding graduating senior or seniors to receive the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Outstanding Senior in Anthropology Award.

The Department also recognizes a student with the Dr. Susan E. Keefe Practicing Anthropology Award, who has contributed in a significant way to solving problems using anthropological theories and methods.

College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students in majors throughout the College of Arts and Sciences. For more detailed information, please contact Dr. Dru A. Henson (hensonda@appstate.edu), Associate Dean. 

Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Arts and Sciences 

(Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. Deadline has been extended to April 5, 2017.)

This endowed scholarship (~$1000 per semester) is established as a memorial to Richard A. Thomas. The scholarship guidelines specify that applicants must demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support and that a financial aid form must be on file.

Applicants must have completed the freshman year at Appalachian and must be pursuing a major within the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, applicants must display success and progress in academics and exemplary leadership in one or more of the following areas: 1) service-learning component of an academic course, 2) community-based research, 3) international service-learning (either ASU or International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership sponsored), or 4) advancement of service-learning initiatives such as serving on the Student Service-Learning Task Force, serving as the Peer Leader of a Freshman Seminar class that is involved in service-learning, serving as speaker for a service-learning orientation/workshop, etc.

The award is directed to be renewable based on additional work within the eligibility requirements during the first year after receiving the scholarship.

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will collect applications and conduct the selection process. The selection committee shall consist of a representative from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Director of Student Programs, the Service Learning Coordinator and a member of the University Scholarship Committee. The selection committee is asked to place emphasis on high moral values of applicants. For additional information, please contact Dr. Dru A. Henson, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at (828) 262-3078.

Application form for Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship (PDF, 85.13KB)

 

GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholars Endowment

(Applications are now being accepted for one scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Deadline has been extended to April 5, 2017.)

The Glaxo Foundation has established an endowment which makes available two $1000 scholarships for full-time women students at Appalachian who are majoring in and planning a career in the sciences. The purpose of the endowment is to recognize outstanding scholarship, to provide an incentive for women science students to enter the science profession, and to provide students with a woman scientist mentor at Glaxo.

The award is directed to be renewable based upon reapplication, reselection, and verification of satisfactory academic performance. Preference in the awarding of this scholarship should accrue to female freshman applicants who would likely be eligible to receive the award in subsequent years. Second preference would be for sophomores, then juniors and seniors who have not received awards in previous years. The student's grade point average must remain at 3.0 or better to be eligible to continue receiving the award, and Glaxo Scholars who remain eligible will be given preference in receiving the award in subsequent years.

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences collects applications and conducts the selection process in accordance with established guidelines. For additional information, please contact Dr. Dru A. Henson, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at (828) 262-3078.

Application form for the GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship (PDF, 118.27KB)

 

Faculty and Staff Awards

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty for outstanding service, teaching, or scholarly work. Help support the Department of Anthropology nominating a faculty or staff member in recognition of their positive contribution to the College and University! Nominations are due by August 31, 2017 but early nominations are encouraged. Read more here on how to nominate a faculty or staff member of the Department.