The Wyoming Archaeological Society

Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists


​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


3. Student must have maintained a minimum 3.25 GPA in Anthropology courses and an overall 3.00 GPA.


1. Cover page:

    a. Completely filled out cover page for the scholarship, including name, date, and full address. 

     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.


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.


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. 

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. 


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Wyoming Archaeological Society