The David Reiss Memorial Community College Scholarship is awarded each year by the Wyoming Archaeological Society, Inc., and the recipient is announced at the annual spring meeting. Proposals should focus on projects or activities relevant to Wyoming Archaeology, Anthropology, History, American Studies, or Military History.
The scholarships are awarded to community college second semester freshmen or sophomores in Anthropology, Archaeology, History, American Studies, or Military History, with a preferred, but not required, emphasis toward Archaeology as a subdiscipline. The amount of the award is currently set at $500. Each applicant must have maintained at least a 3.00 overall GPA and must have verified satisfactory coursework in Anthropology,
Archaeology, History, American Studies, or Military History to be eligible. A transcript must be attached to the application. Following the award, the transcripts will be destroyed.
Scholarships will not be granted for tuition, books, or fees. The money is designated for projects or activities only.
WAS encourages the scholarship recipient to use this support to conduct independent study, to help with travel expenses related to research, or other pertinent activities. Recipients are encouraged, though not required, to deliver a presentation about their activity at a spring meeting of the Wyoming Archaeological Society following the year of the scholarship award.
Application forms and deadlines are available from the WAS Executive Secretary/ Treasurer/Scholarship Chair, 1617 Westridge Terrace, Casper, WY 82604-3305, 307-234-5424 or 307-277-1370, from your community college instructor(s), or at the top of this page.
Please take a look at the application for information on deadlines, etc. Any additional questions can be directed to Dr. Greg Pierce, Wyoming State Archaeologist, Dept 3431, 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071. One of the recommendation letters must be from the Anthropology/History instructor and the other from any instructor from your college.
The Wyoming Archaeological Society