Larry Lee Naylor Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Larry Lee Naylor Memorial Scholarship is to honor his legacy as the founding chairman of the Anthropology Department at the University of North Texas. As such, it seeks to award academic achievement, personal accomplishment, and leadership. The awardee will receive $1,000.00 dollars and will be honored in person.
A. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in the Anthropology Department
B. Awardee must maintain full time enrollment of at least 12 hours per semester, unless s/he has less than 24 semester hours remaining in his/her degree program
C. Applicants must have taken at least 3 anthropology courses (9 hours) and must also have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 at UNT at the time of their application for the Naylor Scholarship
D. Applicants must demonstrate “leadership” in some way. “Demonstrating leadership” does not require that the applicant have a “title.” Leadership will be measured by accomplishments that forward goals of a group, organization, or other entity that serves the public good, broadly speaking. Examples of leadership include, but are not limited to, involvement in a student organization at UNT, extensive volunteer activity either through a UNT organization or an organization in the greater community.
E. Special consideration will be given to students who can describe a significant obstacle that they have overcome on their way to academic and personal achievement.
To apply for the scholarship, please submit:
1. The application form (next page) with all fields completed
2. A statement of approximately 500 words, double-spaced, single side only explaining how your achievements fit the criteria described above. Please focus on personal and leadership criteria. This statement should be on separate sheets of paper, with your name in the upper right hand corner.
3. An up-to-date resume or CV
4. A letter of recommendation that specifically addresses the leadership component of this scholarship application. The writer should be in a position to evaluate and speak knowledgeably about your contributions.
5. A copy of your unofficial transcript, with all of the anthropological courses you have taken highlighted.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
National Application Deadlines:
Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015
Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*
*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visitwww.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
Anthropology Student Association