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Pete and Sandra Barlow Award 2020


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Pete and Sandra Barlow Award 2020
Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies
Central Washington University

Through the generosity of Pete and Sandra Barlow, the Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies is pleased to support awards for students to participate in anthropology-centered learning opportunities.

Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, participation in a field school, study abroad, internship program, or faculty mentored student research. Note: All anthropology-centered learning opportunities relevant to the student's course of study are eligible for funding. These opportunities should be tied to credit bearing work, either prior to, during, or following the award. If you are not sure how an opportunity that you are interested in might fit, please talk to a department faculty member.

Eligibility & Amount of Award

Undergraduate students: Anthropology majors, Anthropology minors, and Museum Studies minors may apply for up to $1000 each.

Graduate students: Cultural and Environmental Resource Management and Primate Behavior graduate students whose committee chair or advisor is a department member may apply for up to $800 each.

Awards will be made competitively based on the criteria listed below. If applications exceed available funding, first priority will be given to students applying to programs sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Museum Studies, either directly or through the involvement of department faculty.

Evaluation of applications will take into account three criteria:
(See the application form for detailed descriptions)
  1. Academic record: GPA and relevant coursework (10 points)
  2. Quality of application statement (10 points)
  3. Input from recommending faculty member (10 points)
Programs Sponsored by the Anthropology Department and Department Faculty

CRM Archaeology Field School

Forensic Anthropology Field School

Bioarchaeology Field School in Ecuador

Bhutan Field School

Faculty - mentored student research (Individual Studies)

Other opportunities are possible too


To Apply:

  1. Apply for the opportunity in question, if you have not already done so.
  2. Complete the application form and submit it with accompanying materials to Penelope Anderson, senior secretary or apply online here.
  3. Attach a typed essay of no more than 500 words (12-point font), organized as follows: 1) Introduce by telling us how you intend to use the funds for which you are applying. 2) Describe the anthropology-centered learning opportunity to which the funds will contribute. 3) Describe the potential impact or benefit of this opportunity on your academic or professional interests and/or goals. A successful statement will be complete, thoughtful, well crafted, and error-free. It will be clear to the reader exactly what the funds are intended for and why this opportunity is significant to your development.

Applications due Friday, February 14, 2020 by 5 p.m. and again on Friday, May 8th, 2020.  You can be awarded only one scholarship per year.  UPDATE:  Applications will be considered until June 2nd, 2020 by 5 p.m.




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