New Undergraduate Scholarship in Biological Anthropology

Thanks to the generosity of Prof. Emeritus John T. Mayhall and Melinda Mayhall, a new annual undergraduate scholarship has been launched. It will be administered by the Department of Anthropology.

Prof. Mayhall, a dental anthropologist whose primary appointment was at the Faculty of Dentistry, has had sustained interactions with our department since the 1970’s. We recently acquired his research collection made up of dental casts and related materials, mainly from the North American arctic. The award honors Melinda Mayhall’s father who mentored many undergrads, including Prof. Jane Buikstra – a well-known bioarchaeologist.

Professor Forst Fuller Biological Anthropology Scholarship

To be awarded to a top biological anthropology student in 4th year based on academic excellence. The student will be evaluated by his/her achievements in 3rd year biological anthropology courses and other pertinent areas.

This award was established by Professor Emeritus John T. and Melinda Mayhall in memory of her father, Dr. Forst Fuller, a Professor of Physiology at DePauw University. Dr. Fuller guided many students through undergraduate studies who went on to highly successful careers in the health professions and biological anthropology.

Further information on Anthropology gifting awards and scholarships can be found here.