David and Elizabeth DeJarnette Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology

This scholarship, established in 1993, is presented annually to a student of promise who is conducting research on the archaeology of prehistoric Moundville or Mesoamerica. The award is made by a committee organized for that purpose and includes both the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences the Executive Director of the University of Alabama Museums, and the Chair of the anthropology department. Application forms are available within the department and a research proposal is a part of the application.

The Allen R. Maxwell Endowed Anthropology Scholarship

The Allen R. Maxwell Endowed Anthropology Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in Anthropology. As per the Memorandum of Agreement, “Priority of consideration shall be given to doctoral students conducting fieldwork in ethnographic and/or linguistic anthropological research. Strong preference shall be given to students within the Department of Anthropology in need of support to conduct dissertation related fieldwork and who have sought external funding for their work. Second priority will be given to master’s students conducting ethnographic and/or linguistic research. If no graduate students can be awarded the scholarship, undergraduate students studying cultural or linguistic anthropology may be awarded the scholarship.” The scholarship committee will consider financial need, but not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. The recipient must be enrolled on a full-time basis. Application forms are available within the department and a research proposal is required.

Richard A. Krause Award

This award is given to the outstanding graduate student in the department for that year. Student achievement may be in the areas of research, teaching, and/or service, especially to the department. A student shall be nominated by a faculty member by a memorandum to the Director of Graduate Studies outlining the accomplishments of the student and including relevant supporting material. The Graduate Studies Committee will then recommend a recipient to the faculty.

College and University MA Student Awards

The College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Alabama give awards in the areas of Outstanding Teaching by an MA Student, Outstanding Research by an MA Student, and Outstanding MA Thesis. The department can nominate students in each of these three categories. A committee of the College of Arts & Sciences then selects an awardee from among those nominated by all A&S departments (there are three awards in each category, corresponding to the A&S divisions of natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities). The A&S awardees then move forward to be considered for the university-level award.

College and University PhD Student Awards

The College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Alabama give awards in the areas of Outstanding Teaching by a Ph.D. Student, Outstanding Research by a PhD Student, and Outstanding PhD Dissertation. The department can nominate students in each of these three categories. A committee of the College of Arts & Sciences then selects an awardee from among those nominated by all A&S departments (there are three awards in each category, corresponding to the A & S divisions of natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities). The A&S awardees then move forward to be considered for the university-level award.