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.