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1st Annual Mel Ember Undergraduate Scholarship

In remembrance of Melvin Lawrence Ember (1933-2009), Pearson has announced the 1st annual Mel Ember Student Scholarship Award. Mel Ember was a Pearson/Prentice Hall author for almost 40 years. His and Carol R. Ember’s books Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology have taught more than 1.5 million students world-wide.

This award is open to all students currently enrolled in a college anthropology course. Apply by preparing an essay (up to 1000 words) or short video (up to 3 minutes) on the topic: “Why do you think the study of Anthropology is important to today’s world?” Prizes range from $350 to $750. Deadline: Dec 31, 2010. Email MelEmberStudentScholarship@pearson.com.

    Julia Kirst <jkirstnasa@gmail.com> Mar 01 12:50PM -0500 ^As several of you noticed, there was no flier attached to the original
    e-mail about this scholarship. A bit more information is available in this
    other message I just received, though. If you have questions, please e-mail
    the address below.

    In remembrance of Melvin Lawrence Ember (January 13, 1933 through September
    27, 2009), Pearson is proud to announce the 1st annual Mel Ember Student
    Scholarship Award. With his coauthor, Carol R. Ember, Mel Ember was a
    Pearson/Prentice Hall author for almost 40 years. Their books, Anthropology
    and Cultural Anthropology, have taught more than 1.5 million students
    world-wide. This award is open to all students currently enrolled in an
    anthropology course! If your students are interested in participating in
    this scholarship, please have them write an essay or film a short video on
    the following topic:
    “Why do you think the study of Anthropology is
    important to today’s world?”
    Prizes:
    1st Place: $750 For Student Winner + $50 for Sponsoring Instructor
    2nd Place: $550 For Student Winner + $50 for Sponsoring Instructor
    3rd Place: $350 For Student Winner + $50 for Sponsoring Instructor
    Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by 12/31/2010
    If submitting via email, send to: MelEmberStudentScholarship@pearson.com
    <mailto:MelEmberStudentScholarship@pearson.com>
    Winners: Will be announced on January 15, 2011
    Essay Topic: “Why do you think the study of Anthropology is important to
    today’s world?”
    Submission Guidelines: The essay must be no more than 1000 words in length.
    The video must be no more than 3 minutes. Both in response to the designated
    topic.
    Eligibility: The contest is open to all students enrolled in a college
    anthropology course at the time of submission.
    Judging Criteria: The winners will be determined Carol Ember, Director of
    HRAF and a supporting panel of Pearson Judges.
    Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
    How well the essay or video addresses the topic. Note: opinion or
    subjectivity will not factor into the decision–making process
    How clearly the thesis is presented
    How well the piece is organized
    How specific is the support for the thesis
    How relevant is the analysis of support
    For essays: writing correctness (spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.)
    If you have any questions about this scholarship opportunity or would like
    to receive promotional flyers to advertise this scholarship, please contact
    us at: MelEmberStudentScholarship@pearson.com<mailto:
    MelEmberStudentScholarship@pearson.com>
    Warm Regards,
    Laura Lee Manley
    Senior Marketing Manager, Anthropology

One Response

  1. Can I still apply for this scholarship if I took an Anthro class earlier this year? ( I can show proof through my transcript)

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