Aiden Lee Womack, a 2021 honor graduate of Statesboro High School, has been recognized as the Waring Scholar for Anthropology and entered the Honors College of the University of West Georgia.

The Waring Merit Scholarship, was established by Henrietta Waring in memory of her husband, Dr. Antonio Waring, who was a pioneer of anthropology in Georgia. Dr. Waring was a pediatrician from Savannah, whose lifelong passion was anthropology, and he participated in archaeological research and excavations throughout the southeastern United States. It was Dr. Waring’s request that the endowment monies be used to raise awareness and appreciation for the study of what it means to be human.

Recipients of the Waring Merit Scholarship are selected based on a competitive essay submission process, their current GPA, performance in anthropology courses, and engagement in anthropology-related extracurricular activities. The scholarship is competitive in nature and recipients are determined by the UWG Anthrolology faculty based upon consideration of academic achievement and potential for scholarly growth. Womack was named the Fall 2021 University of West Georgia Waring Scholar on March 22, 2021.

Womack has also been named a Housing Ambassador Scholarship recipient for fall 2021 and spring 2022 by UWG. Housing ambassadorships are awarded through a competitive application, essay, and interview process and are also based on students’ academic achievements.

In addition to his scholarship achievements, Womack has also been admitted to the UWG Honors College through a competitive applications and essay submission process.

The Honors College provides successful applicants the opportunity to make the most of their talents through a focused curriculum and unique, transformative, academic experiences. Honors College students are afforded the opportunity to engage closely with the best of UWG’s faculty and are encouraged to continue that engagement through participation in undergraduate research, funding opportunities for research presentations at undergraduate conferences, funding opportunities for study abroad and peer mentoring.

Aiden Womack is the son of April Burke and Tim Stahl of Statesboro, GA, and Lee Womack of Garfield, GA. He is the grandson of Laura Womack and Richard Holland of Metter, GA, and Michael and Sherrie Burke of Midville, GA.