The George C. Frison scholarship is awarded each year by the Wyoming Archaeological Society and the recipient is announced at the annual spring meeting of the society. Proposals should focus on projects relevant to Archaeology/Anthropology. An emphasis on research in Wyoming is encouraged.
The scholarship is awarded to a University of Wyoming graduate student in the MA program in Anthropology, with a preferred, but not required, emphasis toward Archaeology as a subdiscipline. The award is made only to students who expect to make Anthropology a vocation and expect to contribute constructively to its subfields. The amount normally varies around $400-500 depending on availability of funds. Each applicant must have maintained at least a 3.25 grade point average in all Anthropology courses and a 3.00 overall grade point average to be eligible.
WAS encourages the scholarship recipient to use this support to help him/her complete an independent research project (e.g., a thesis) pertinent to Anthropology, and disseminate the research results. Recipients are encouraged, though not required, to present a research paper at a spring meeting of the WAS following the year of the scholarship award, or submit a written version of their research to the editor of The Wyoming Archaeologist to be considered for publication.
offered by the
Wyoming Archaeological Society
1. A graduate student in Anthropology at the University of Wyoming with a preferred, but
not required, emphasis toward Archaeology as a subdiscipline.
2. The student is expected to make Anthropology a vocation and to contribute
constructively to its subfields.
3. Student must have maintained a minimum 3.25 GPA in Anthropology courses and an
overall 3.00 GPA.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN AN APPLICATION?
1. Cover page:
a. Completely filled out cover page for the scholarship, including name, date, and full
b. Applicant must show that he/she maintains a minimum 3.25 GPA in all Anthropology
courses, and a 3.00 overall GPA.
c. Applicant must sign the release statement on the cover page.
d. Briefly state your current level of progress toward your degree.
e. Include a short paragraph stating your future archaeological intent (i.e., career goals).
f. Provide a title and abstract of your proposed project.
2. A maximum two-page, typed, double-spaced explanation of the proposed project.
3. A short vita (maximum of two pages, typed, double-spaced).
4. Two letters of recommendation. At least one of the two letters must come from a
professional Anthropologist/Archaeologist in Wyoming. The second letter may come
from a professional in a related field outside of Anthropology.
WHERE TO SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICATION?
1. Submit two copies of the completed application packet, including the cover page,
explanation of proposed project, and vita to the Mulloy/Frison Scholarship Committee, in the Department of Anthropology office, Anthropology Bldg. Room 123, University of
Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 82071. The Department Office Associate will keep a file to hold
all applications until they are delivered to the committee for review. These materials
must be in to the Department Office Associate by the deadline posted for the year of
the award (usually sometime in April), or applications will not be considered.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP?
1. The Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will mail you a letter notifying you of your award, and the check will be included. If you attend the
spring meeting the year you apply, the award is usually made and you are recognized as a scholarship recipient at that time.
2. The recipient can use this support for an independent research project (i.e., thesis), to
help with travel expenses related to research, or other pertinent activities.
3. Recipients are encouraged, though not required, to give a presentation about their
project at a spring meeting of the Wyoming Archaeological Society following the year of the scholarship award, or submit a written version of their research to the editor of The
Wyoming Archaeologist for publication.