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Sociology & Anthropology

Application procedures may vary.  For additional information or application procedures, contact the department or visit their website:

Carl L. Harter Scholarship

     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No
An endowed scholarship established in memory of Dr. Carl Harter, associate dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, who died March 31, 1992. This scholarship is for support of students majoring in anthropology or sociology. Recipients must have a GPA of at least 3.25 and have made important contributions to the academic environment of the department. GPA will only be a qualifying factor; it will not be considered in the final deliberation. The recipient(s) will be selected by the head of the department of anthropology and sociology.

Kay Veith Field Archaeology Award

     Need Based? No
     Freshman Only? No

Established to honor Kay Veith upon her retirement from JMU. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology will present the Kay Veith Field Archaeology Award every spring to a student who meets the following criteria: has a 3.25 in anthropology coursework; has demonstrated an aptitude for field archaeology; is proposing a specific field project, such as completing an honors thesis involving a field archaeology project, participating in archaeological field instruction, or engaging in a directed study using a field project. The recipient will be chosen by a committee made up of the department head, assistant department head, and two archaeology faculty (full-time or part-time) from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at JMU.

Applications will consist of a resume, an unofficial transcript, a description of the proposed project, a personal statement, and the name of one reference who can speak to the applicant's field skills. Applications will be due by March 15, with the award to be presented at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Honors Ceremony in April.



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   MSC 3519
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Susan K. Moyers
Associate Director for Grants & Scholarships
Email: moyerssk@jmu.edu   


Steven Cox

Assistant Director for Scholarships

Email: coxsn@jmu.edu


Vivian Ferris
Scholarship Coordinator

Email: ferrisvl@jmu.edu