Current and Former Faculty Create Two New Scholarships for Students Studying Sociology and Anthropology
Due to the generosity of three current and former faculty members, students studying Sociology and Anthropology at Western Illinois University now have two new scholarship opportunities to assist them in covering their educational costs.
Sociological Masters Scholarship
The Sociological Masters Scholarship is an annual award ($1,000) given to an outstanding graduate student who has earned an A in Soc. 518 and a B or better in either Soc. 531 or 535. Eligible students should also submit a 300-500 word essay discussing how the student plans to utilize their sociological training. Students of Polish ancestry will be given special consideration. This scholarship was created by Kenneth Mietus, professor of Sociology (retired), and Chris Adamski-Mietus, instructor of Sociology.
Dr. Patricia Anderson Scholarship in Archaeology
The Dr. Patricia Anderson Scholarship in Archeology is an annual award (up to $1,000) to a Junior or Senior Anthropology Major who demonstrates an interest in archaeology as a career and has completed the WIU archaeological field school (Anth 325 & Anth 326) and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. The award will be made during the alternate years that an archaeological field school is taught during the summer session, or when there are eligible students, according to the criteria. In the event that the award committee finds two equally worthy candidates, the award may be split with $500 to each student. The deadline for submission for this scholarship is September 15.
Applications for both of these scholarship are available in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology department office (Morgan Hall 404).