The Association of Western States Folklorists (AWSF) invites applicants for its scholarship entitled “The Dave and Bea

Bea Roeder. Photo by Jens Lund

Bea Roeder. Photo by Jens Lund

Roeder Fund: For the Future of Public Folklore in the West.”

This fund, named in honor of the late Western folklorist Bea Roeder and her husband Dave, provides support for graduate and undergraduate students and community scholars with demonstrated interest in a career in public folklore in the American West, to attend the annual 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.

Applications can be found by clicking here for a Word document and here for a PDF, and are due by midnight on March 1, 2014.  Contact Nelda (nelda[at] or 435-881-8313) with any application questions.  Recipient will be notified by March 15.