Apply for the Award

Applications for 2017-2018 Academic Year are due: April 18, 2018

This award has been given as a gift to the Department of Anthropology from Scott's family in their support of the discipline that he loved. The award is designed to support the research and intellectual motivations of talented and committed undergraduate students like him, and it seeks to provide students the opportunity to pursue their passions relating to anthropology outside the classroom.

It will be awarded annually for a single term (Fall, Spring or Summer) or academic year to Anthropology majors or minors who demonstrate the drive and passion to make a difference in the world that Scott embodied in his work and life.  The award provides $2,500 per term, up to $5,000, and will give the awarded student the resources to focus on independent research, an unpaid internship, or a professional experience related to the social and cultural concerns of Anthropology.

To apply for this award you must be a major or minor in Anthropology. Please submit the following materials electronically to for consideration:

  • Stapleton Application form (email for the form)
  • Unofficial Transcript

If you have any questions about applying for the Stapleton Award, please contact Dr. Sylvia Onder at