Adventures in Anthropology Award

North Island Museums and Their Communities, 2017, field school group in Alert Bay.

2017 domestic field school, Alert Bay, BC.

TWO awards will be given to applicants who are attending a field school offered by VIU's Department of Anthropology.  Award amount will be based on whether the field school is international ($1000) or domestic ($500).

DEADLINE:  TBD (approximately mid-February), to Dr David Hopwood, Chair


  • anthropology major in third or fourth year of study
  • minimum B average
  • meet the enrolment requirements as specified in the calendar under Who qualifies? “VIU Scholarships Awards and Bursaries”
  • demonstrated financial need, must submit budget, including sources (applied, awarded, and/or self)
  • accepted to participate in a department sponsored field school

Students who wish to be considered for this award must submit their application with a 300-word statement, including budget.  In their statement, they should address the question "Why will attending a field school matter in your education in anthropology?"

NOTE: Preference will be given to first time recipients.