"Allyn M. Stearman Scholarship"
The purpose of the Allyn M. Stearman Scholarship is to recognize outstanding Honors students who demonstrate the academic and leadership qualities embodied by the founding Dean of the Burnett Honors College, Dr. Allyn Stearman.
Allyn McLean Stearman received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida and took her first faculty position at the University of Central Florida specializing in cultural anthropology. Dr. Stearman’s research focused on cultures of Latin America, with particular interest in cultural ecology, native Amazonians, problems of developing nations, and women in agriculture. She is now retired and living in Bolivia, where she conducted the majority of her research. Among her publications are two books titled “No Longer Nomads: The Siriono Revisited,” and “Yuqui: Forest Nomads in a Changing World.”
This scholarship will be awarded to the student who best exemplifies:
•A love of learning that transcends disciplinary and geographical/cultural boundaries. Evidence for this can take the
form of coursework beyond the requirements for a major or minor and/or research that crosses traditional disciplinary
•Evidence for a sustained interest in global and cultural issues can take the form of coursework, research,
and co-curricular activities.
•Academic excellence and creativity.
In order to be eligible students must:
•Be full-time and in good standing with the Burnett Honors College
•Student must have completed two semesters at UCF
•Student must be enrolled in the Burnett Honors College when the scholarship is awarded
•Preference will be given to students who embody Dr. Allyn Stearman’s commitment to interdisciplinary and/or global and cultural issues. The successful candidate will also demonstrate exceptional performance and creativity in his/her pursuit of knowledge.