The William T. Mulloy Scholarship is awarded each year by the Wyoming Archaeological Society and the recipient is announced at the annual spring meeting. Proposals should focus on projects or activities relevant to Archaeology/Anthropology. An emphasis on research in Wyoming is encouraged.
The scholarship is awarded to a University of Wyoming student 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 varied around $400-500 depending on availability of funds. Each applicant must have maintained at least a 3.00 grade point average in all Anthropology courses and a 2.75 overall grade point average to be eligible.
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 encourage, 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, or submit a written version of their research to the editor of The Wyoming Archaeologist to be considered for publication.
Application forms and guidelines are available at the top of this page, from the Departmental Office Associate, and from the State Archaeologist, Room 218, Anthropology Building.
WHO MAY APPLY?
1. An undergraduate student in Anthropology at the University of Wyoming with 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 3.00 GPA in Anthropology courses and an
overall 2.75 GPA.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE 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 3.00 GPA in all Anthropology
courses, and a 2.75 overall GPA. The Departmental Office Assistant must sign in the
space provided to verify the student's 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-career goals.
f. Provide a title and abstract of your proposed activity.
2. A maximum two-page, typed, double-spaced explanation of the proposed activity.
3. A short vita (maximum of one page, typed, double-spaced).
4. Two letters of recommendation.
a. 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 Anthropology.
WHERE TO SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICATION?
1. Electronically submit two copies of the completed application packet, including the cover page, explanation of proposed activity, and vita to firstname.lastname@example.org. These materials must be in to the Dr. Pelton by April 1st or applications will not be considered.
2. The applicant is expected to work with authors of recommendation letters to ensure their receipt by the Departmental Office Associate by the posted deadline.
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 scholarship recipient can use this support to conduct independent study, to help with travel expenses related to research, or other pertinent activities.
3. 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, or submit a written version of their research to the editor of the Wyoming Archaeologist to be considered for publication.
WILLIAM T. MULLOY
THE WYOMING ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY