As the study of what it means to be human, Anthropology is a cutting-edge discipline that stands out in breadth and scope.
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Julia Lenderman didn’t have a typical study abroad experience. Her first time out of the country, she spent part of her trip excavating human bodies. Lenderman, a University of West Georgia student majoring in anthropology, earned the chance to study and adventure abroad in Poznań, Poland, last summer through her involvement with UWG’s Honors College.
Krystallyn Keith just wants to save the world. A former U.S. Marine and recent University of West Georgia graduate with degrees in anthropology and Spanish, Keith knows she can’t do that on her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.
As senior year was winding down, graduate school was one of the furthest things from University of West Georgia student Isiah Aranda’s mind. After spending time in the intensive care unit at Grady Hospital, Aranda was able to complete his senior year remotely with support from UWG faculty while immobilized at home. “Thanks to them, the faculty and my family, I managed to graduate cum laude and walk across the stage,” he said.
Anthropology Scholarships at UWG
Through the generous support of the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Endowment, the UWG Anthropology Program offers a range of diverse scholarships to its students, including scholarships for academic merit, undergraduate research, and travel. These competitive scholarships are awarded on a semesterly basis and are based on academic achievement and potential for scholarly growth.Anthropology Scholarships
The Anthropology Program makes use of two exceptional laboraties, the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeological Laboratory and the Biological and Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (BAFAL). Thousands of prehistoric and historic archaeological collections are held in trust by the Waring lab, and provides students with hands-on experiential training in archaeological and curatorial methods.. BAFAL is an open lab space where students and faculty alike can conduct research and participate in experiential learning opportunities related to biological and forensic anthropology.
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“One of the highlights of my experience in Anthropology at UWG would be the in-depth mentoring that I have received ... making me realize the importance of Anthropology in our world as well as my personal life.”
-Jawonna Coleman, Waring Distinguished Scholar
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"Anthropology is not just about studying humans for the sake of studying humans. It’s about the makings, the doings of humans as they interact with their worlds--with materials, plants, animals, and people--and the role these interactions play in being human. Here at UWG, we encourage students to learn not only these different ways of making and doing but also how to study them and their effects on the human condition."
-Nathan Lawres, Director, Waring Archaeological Laboratory