To recognize promising undergraduates, we offer three departmental scholarships.
Scholarships & Awards
John W. Ashton Scholarship Award
This award was established in 1970 by the daughter of folklore scholar and enthusiast John W. Ashton, professor of English, and dean in the graduate school. It provides a biennial award of $500 to a major in Folklore and Ethnomusicology with a strong academic record.
Harry M. and Alma Egan Hyatt Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is given annually to a non-traditional student taking courses in Folklore and Ethnomusicology. For the purposes of this award, we define a non-traditional student as one who has either been previously enrolled in a college or university and interrupted their education or one who enrolled at Indiana University at least three years after high school.
Marie Turner-Wright Scholarship
This scholarship is given to further the study of the folklore and ethnomusicology of the indigenous people of Africa and of people within the African-American diaspora (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Mexico). The amount of this award varies.