The IU Northwest Anthropology club awarded three students with summer field school stipends.
Arthur Geary of Portage and Victoria Lacny of Crown Point received $500 towards enrollment fees for a summer long archeology dig in Alabama, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Jennifer St. Germain of Valparaiso received $250 towards two Passport in Time field digs with the United States Forest Service.
The proceeds collected from the semi-annual Dollar Used Booksale funded the stipends. Bob Mucci, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at IU Northwest, said the students will benefit greatly from these awards and from the opportunities it will give them to present their work and to further their career in anthropology.
Stipends are still available to qualifying students. Eligible applicants must be IU Northwest students with an anthropology major or minor. The awards are granted by committee based on total costs of the activity, evidence of career goals that include anthropology and prior academic success.
To obtain an application for a summer field school stipend visit the anthropology department Web site at: www.iun.edu/~anthronw/summer.rtf or call (219) 980-6607.
The IU Northwest Anthropology Club will also award an $1000 scholarship to a qualifying anthropology student for the academic year of 2003 and 2004.
The Clarke Johnson Memorial Scholarship is open to all IU Northwest declared anthropology majors (and minors) who have completed nine credit hours in related courses with an overal GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 in anthropology. The application deadline is August 1, 2003. The application is available on the Web site at: www.iun.edu/~anthronw/scholarship.rtf.