AWSF invites applicants for its scholarship titled “The Bea Roeder Fund: For the Future of Public Folklore in the West.”

This fund, named in honor of western folklorist Bea Roeder, provides support for graduate and undergraduate students and community scholars with demonstrated interest in a career in public folklore, to attend the annual Association of Western States Folklorists (AWSF) meeting. AWSF has established this Fund as a way to celebrate Bea’s life and work and to create opportunities for networking and professional development for a new generation of public folklorists and cultural workers. The fund is administered by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) on behalf of AWSF. The Bea Roeder Fund will be awarded to graduate and undergraduate students or community scholars who show a demonstrated interest in public sector folklore. The fund will provide the recipient(s) up to $400 to be used to attend the annual Association of Western States’ Folklorists meeting, to be held in Cheyenne, Wyoming, from April 15-18, 2012.

To apply, download this Word document or this PDF file and return to the address listed by February 23, 2012.

For more information please contact Nelda Ault, neldarenae[at] or 435-792-0324.

To make a contribution to the Bea Roeder Fund, you many contact Amy Kitchener at 559-237-9813 or akitch[at]