Bort Scholarship in Anthropology Now Open for Applications
The Bort Scholarship in Anthropology is a scholarship awarded annually to an East Carolina University student with a declared major in Anthropology. It will be presented at the end of each academic year to the student who, in the judgment of the Selection Committee, has most excelled in his/her Anthropology-related studies and has a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The award recipient will receive a cash prize in the spring that must be applied to tuition or other educational expenses in the following academic year. Therefore, only students returning for the following school year are eligible.
The Selection Committee will consist of three Anthropology faculty members appointed by the Unit Chair. As the academic advisor, the Unit Chair should serve as a resource person to the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will solicit applications from all declared Anthropology majors who have been enrolled at ECU during the past year and who will be returning the following year, to be submitted to an appointed selection committee member. Previous awardees are not eligible.
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their Anthropology-related achievements in the past year in 250 words or less and their curriculum vitae. Applicants should be sure to note their unique academic achievements, their extracurricular contributions to the program, their participation in the ECU Undergraduate or Graduate Research/Creative Activity Week or similar extramural scholarly venues, tutoring experience, outreach activities, and any other Anthropology-related activities that enhance their profile. The application materials must be submitted to the Unit Chair by March 17, 2014.