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Awards and Grants

Each year, the Sociology and Anthropology Department honors outstanding students with a variety of awards, some of which support student research (Roland Naylor Award for Anthropological Archaeology) or conference presentations and travel (Ruth McLeod Travel Award).  Information about all departmental awards, university awards supporting student research, and national honor societies for sociology and anthropology is below.

Department Awards

Paul C. Glick Award

This prize was established by Paul C. Glick, class of 1933, professor emeritus at Arizona State, past president of the Population Association of America, and for many years senior demographer of the U.S. Bureau of Census. It is given annually to a senior (Sociology or Anthropology) who has demonstrated academic excellence (3.5 GPA or higher) and contributed to the department and the university more generally.  Awardees receive a monetary award and their name engraved on a plaque which hangs in the department office.  The Paul C. Glick Award is sometimes awarded to multiple students who qualify in a single year.

2018

Laurel Tilton, Hyeree Ellis

2017

Colin Bradshaw and Elisabeth Wilson

2016

Daniel Chen

2015

Yukun Zhang 

2014

Gwendolen Eberts and Kristin Otto

2013

Morgan Davenport and Daniel Welsh

2012

Nicholas Flores 

2011

David Dietz

2010

Meredith Haag and Jeanette Jones

2009

Annemarie Alonso

2008

Michael Metroka and Amanda Fenn

2007

Katherine Backes, Amanda Decker and Jennifer Kennedy

2006

Carlie Ewen

2005

Drew Miller and Evan Nagle

Roland Naylor Award for Anthropological Archaeology

Established in 2006 by long-time Asbury Hall custodian Roland Naylor, this award assists students in obtaining archaeological field experience.  Through participating in field schools or other excavations and surveys, students can utilize this award over a summer or Winter Term.  The Naylor award has allowed DePauw students to pursue field work in places such as Greece, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and the U.S.  Preference for this award is given to anthropology majors who have taken a course in archaeology.  Graduating seniors are not eligible.

2018

Rebecca Kerns

2017

Corrine Lee

2016

Charlotte DeLay

2015

Erin Crouse and Emily Fox

2014

Alexis Freund

2013

Kristin Otto

2012

Daniel Welsh

2011

Catherine King

2010

Mackenzie Knight

2009

Dustin Rusbarsky

2008

Brianne Wenning

2007

Annmarie Alonso

Ruth McLeod Travel Award

Using funds from DePauw’s Ruth McLeod endowment, the Ruth McLeod Travel Award provides financial support for majors attending or presenting research at sociology, anthropology, or archaeology conferences. While preference for this award is given to students who are presenting their own research, it is important to note that students who simply want to attend a conference are also eligible.  There is funding available to support multiple students each year through this award.

University Funding 

Sociology and anthropology majors interested in pursuing independent research are encouraged to pursue competitive funding available at the university level, including the Student-Faculty Summer Research Grant, the Frank W. Howes Student Summer Grant for Independent Study, the Student Research and Artistic Grant, and the J. William and Dorothy A. Asher Research Fund for the Social Sciences.

Find more information here: https://www.depauw.edu/academics/student-research/funding-resources/