Jay P. Young Department Excellence Award

College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester

  • Awarding Department: Anthropology Department
  • Scholarship Intent: The Jay Young Department Excellence Award is an annual award available to the Department of Anthropology to support deserving student projects and activities, thanks to a generous gift by Jay P. Young of San Francisco, who graduated with a BA in Anthropology in 1981.
  • Criteria:
    1) Potential candidates are Anthropology students.
    2) Student applicants may not use the award for expenses related to the cost of attendance for a degree program (e.g., tuition fees, course-related books and other supplies or living expenses). The funds are expressly for travel or equipment costs related to extracurricular research, internships, field studies or conferences opportunities that are not part of the regular program requirements. [For 2021 travel will not be covered, but virtual event costs are eligible]
  • Major: Anthropology
  • Class Level: HS Seniors: N/A; Undergrad: Any; Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 6 units; Grad: 1 unit
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Anthropology Department
  • Campus Address: FA 525
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2046
  • Email: you must contact anthro@sfsu.edu to apply for this award
  • Web page: https://anthropology.sfsu.edu/scholarships-and-awards
  • Number of Awards: varies

$400 to $1,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Educational record--of your current school
    • Date graduated (or expected graduation date)
    • Degree earned (or to be earned)
    • GPA
    • School
  2. Educational record-Last school attended or graduated
    • Dates attended
    • Degree earned
    • GPA
    • School
  3. Educational record
    • Dates attended
    • Degree earned
    • GPA
    • School
  4. Please upload your Application as a single PDF. It should contain the following: a) A synopsis of the proposed project or activity in which you discuss the pertinent literature and the theoretical foundations of your work and then outline your research plan/methodology (500 words or less); b) A description of your project outcomes. This is a statement of 200 words or less detailing how your project's expected outcomes will affect you, the department, and the discipline; c) an itemized budget and Timeline for completion of your proposed project.