- Robert F. Maher Scholarships are awarded annually to one or more graduating seniors or graduate students studying anthropology who demonstrate outstanding ability and promise for the future. Winners of the award are determined by the faculty of the Department of Anthropology. The chosen recipients are announced at a ceremony which takes place in April. The award was established in honor of Robert F. Maher who taught at the university for 30 years, and who was the founder and first chair of the Department of Anthropology.
- Maher Conference Travel Grants are available through the Robert F. Maher Fund to support undergraduate and graduate anthropology students traveling to conferences to present professional papers or posters. Students may apply for a grant once a year and can apply each academic year they present at a conference. All eligible student presenters who submit complete applications by the appropriate deadline will receive some amount of funding. Information and application
- Alan H. Jacobs Memorial Award, made in the memory of Dr. Alan Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs was a faculty member in the department for 22 years, serving as chair from 1974-1978. Building upon Dr. Jacobs’ commitment to students and international experiences, this award recognizes students who pursue innovative international experiences to enhance their anthropological understandings. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the award. The competition is limited to anthropology majors and minors. Information and Application
- The Presidential Scholar Award is the most prestigious honor an undergraduate student can be awarded at WMU. It is awarded to a single graduating senior in each department every year. Presidential Scholars are recognized at a dinner hosted by the president of the university and the president of the faculty senate. Presidential Scholars are determined by the department faculty.