Anthropology Master

Scholarship Entrant: Lauren from Nicholasville, Ke
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Lauren: 36

There are two things that I love – anthropology and children. If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would become an anthropologist who works with students to get them interested in fields like cultural anthropology and archaeology. To some, a job like this might seem like something you’d see in the movies – after all, Indiana Jones was an archaeologist! However, anthropology is much bigger than that. Because the field coincides with history, I want children to be aware of the changes they can make in society by becoming interested in such a subject. We learn about people, both past and present, through anthropology. How could that not be important? I believe I could change the world by making students realize they could learn so much about cultures by traveling and studying people and ancient ruins. To better understand ourselves, after all, we need to understand where we come from. I want students to understand this from a young age, because it was not something I was really aware of until I entered college and started studying anthropology.
To make this dream a reality, I would need to attend graduate school. However, at the moment, financial struggles might not allow that to be possible. A scholarship like this would definitely help with the monetary burden that comes with attending school. After grad school, I would have to see how to approach the school system and see how to get students interested in anthropology!

Vote for Lauren: 36

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