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In The Field

Field Program Scholarships

More Than $10,000 Available for Field Study Trips This Year

Three different scholarship opportunities (two separate application processes) are available this year for new and returning participants in our 2019 Anthropology field programs in Ecuador & Ireland.

The Foothill College President, the Associated Students of Foothill College and the Foothill Anthropology Department have joined forces to provide more than $10,000 in scholarship funds for our 2019 Anthropology field programs in Ecuador & Ireland.

Application Process

You are encouraged to apply for all scholarship opportunities for which you are eligible.

See eligibility and instructions for the three scholarship applications listed below.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by an independent committee, and awards will be communicated prior to the final payment deadline for the two program

The generous scholarship fund was made possible through joined forces of the Foothill College President, the Associated Students of Foothill College and the Foothill Anthropology Department.

 

Scholarship Applications

For Current Students Only



1. Foothill Service Trip Scholarship (Receive Up to $2000)

Current Foothill students (see below for criteria) are eligible to apply for a scholarship to receive up to $2,000 to the program of your choice.

The number of recipients, and the award amount(s) will be determined based upon the number of applicants, and the requested scholarship amounts.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants:

  1. Must have submitted an application to the Foothill Anthropology Ireland and/or Ecuador field program (Applications can be found by visiting the Foothill Anthropology Field Programs website.)
  2. Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at Foothill College, and have completed 12 units, at the time of disbursement of scholarship funds.

TO APPLY

  1. Fill out the application in AcademicWorks.
  2. See additional application instructions below.

2. Foothill EOPS Service Trip Scholarship

Current (Winter 2019 quarter) EOPS students are eligible to apply for a scholarship to receive up to a “full ride” (covers the full amount of participation on either the Ireland or the Ecuador program, and potentially airfare and class registration fees) to the program of your choice.

The number of recipients, and the award amount(s) will be determined based upon the number of applicants, and the requested scholarship amounts.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants:

  1. Must have submitted an application to the Foothill Anthropology Ireland and/or Ecuador field program (Applications can be found by visiting the Foothill Anthropology Field Programs website.)
  2. Be an (EOPS) Extended Opportunity Program & Service Student in good standing. This includes having a positive history of complying with all of his/her Mutual Responsibility Contract items, at least a 2.0 GPA.
  3. Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at Foothill College, and have completed 12 units, at the time of disbursement of scholarship funds.

TO APPLY

  1. Fill out the application in AcademicWorks.
  2. See additional application instructions below.

For All 2019 Ireland/Educador Applicants

3. ASFC & Foothill Anthropology Scholarships for New and Returning Students

All Ireland and Ecuador field school applicants (new and returning) are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Ecuador scholarship recipients will receive up to $1000 and Ireland scholarship recipients will receive up to $3,150 to cover program participant fees to the program of your choice.

Scholarship awards will be disbursed directly to the Program of choice. The number of recipients, and the award amount(s) will be determined based upon the number of applicants, and the requested scholarship amounts.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants:

  1. Must have submitted an application to the Foothill Anthropology Ireland and/or Ecuador field program (Applications can be found by visiting the Foothill Anthropology Field Programs website.)
  2. Must be a member of ASFC (have demonstrated purchase of an OWL card), and be enrolled in the minimum number of Summer 2019 units required for participation in their chosen field program(s) at the time of disbursement of scholarship funds.

TO APPLY

  1. Fill out the Internal Department of Anthropology Scholarship Application.  Select a version to download: PDF     Word
  2. Return by email or mail before the deadline to the following:

Kathryn Maurer or Samuel Connell
Department of Anthropology, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

maurerkathryn@foothill.edu

connellsamuel@foothill.edu

Additional Instructions for AcademicWorks Scholarships

Log into AcademicWorks

Log in to MyPortal to access the AcademicWorks app.

Fill out the General Application with your information

  1. You will be asked to write an essay titled “My Story” that tells us about you. Your essay should be single spaced and not exceed one page. Be specific about your academic and career goals, and how you plan to reach those goals. Discuss any obstacles you have overcome, and any specific financial needs you have. This is your opportunity to share with us what makes you unique and deserving of a scholarship.
  2. Sign and date the application (electronically)
  3. Click Finish & Submit

Link your application to the “Recommended Opportunities"

  1. Look for: Foothill Service Trip Scholarship – Ireland/Ecuador
    1. Select Trip (can select both if needed)
    2. You will be asked: “Please state how your participation on this anthropology field program will impact your educational and/or personal journey” (you’re welcome to restate some of the “My Story” used in the General App, if appropriate).
    3. And, you will be asked: “Keeping in mind there are many students requesting funding, please indicate how much of a scholarship you are requesting (in $), and you consider yourself deserving of this scholarship” (again, components of “My Story” may be appropriate to restate here).
  2. Look for: Foothill EOPS Service Trip Scholarship
    1. Same as above.
  3. While you’re at it, we highly encourage you to look for ANY OTHER Foothill/DeAnza scholarship opportunity you may be eligible for.

Questions?

Need assistance filling out the scholarship applications?

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Anthropology Department

Sam: 650.949.7197
Kathryn: 650.949.7751


Samuel Connell
Kathryn Maurer

 


Office 3017, Main Campus

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