Anthropology Senior Award

About the Award

Anthropology AwardThe Department of Social and Cultural Sciences offers the Anthropology Outstanding Student Award in recognition of one graduating senior in the anthropology major who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and service, and engagement and dedication to the field of anthropology and its broad applications to the world and commitment to human diversity. The recipient of the Outstanding Student Award is honored at the Annual Arts and Sciences Commencement.


This award is competitive and is bestowed upon the one graduating senior who:

  • has maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in their major classes
  • demonstrates leadership qualities
  • contributes significant time and effort to service of the University and community,
  • possesses a commitment to and appreciation for diversity broadly conceived. 

Selection Process

In years where an outstanding candidate cannot be identified, the selection committee reserves the right not to grant the award that particular year. In judging the nominees, the Committee will take into consideration the following factors:

  • Academic record
  • Service to university and community
  • Leadership
  • Personal statement
  • References

Application Deadline and Additional Information

The application deadline for the award is the first Thursday in March of each year. 

Past Winners

Past Winners

2023 Caroline Bielski and John Zeman
2022 Emmalee Pockat
2021 Calista Lopez
2020 Ariana Chiapas
2019 Corinne Conway and Noel Hincha
2018 Blaise Hulin
2017 Sydney Resler

Additional Information