Nancy “Penny” Schwartz Undergraduate Student Essay Award

About this Award: 

 

***UPDATE - The 2019 application period is now closed for this scholarship. Please check back in the winter of 2020 for updated application information.***

 

The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) sponsors the annual Nancy “Penny” Schwartz Undergraduate Paper Award. The prize is awarded to the best undergraduate paper in Africanist anthropology. 

 

Amount: 

$100

 

Number of Awards Available: 

1

 

Deadline: 

June 30, annually

 

Region of Study: 

Not specified

 

Level of Study: 

Undergraduate

 

Eligibility : 

• Candidates must not have completed their undergraduate studies at the time of nomination. 

• Candidates for the Undergraduate Paper Award do not need to be members of the AfAA

 

Essay Required?: 

Yes

 

Essay Details: 

• The prize is awarded to the best undergraduate paper in Africanist anthropology

• Originality of scholarship, creativity of insight, and quality of writing.

• A well-argued and innovative perspective on a current issue of concern to Africanist and African diaspora scholarship or to the issues facing Africa more generally.

• Clear potential for supporting future research at the graduate level or beyond.

• Special consideration will be given to undergraduates planning to pursue a career in anthropology or in service and education on the African continent.

• Original research involving primary materials or fieldwork is useful, but not essential for consideration.

 

Application Instructions: 

• Submissions should be sent to J.R. Osborn: who3@georgetown.edu

• Submissions should include a letter of nomination by an academic mentor and a copy of the student paper.

 

Contact email: 

J.R. Osborn: who3@georgetown.edu

 

Field(s) of Study: