An existing scholarship for anthropology
students at IUP will now continue on in perpetuity, thanks to
the generosity of the family of the university’s first
anthropology faculty member.
On the eighth anniversary of her death, the
family of Dr. Anja Olin-Fahle has endowed a scholarship fund
within the Foundation for IUP that was created in her honor by
colleagues, family, and friends. Endowment funds preserve
perpetuity and generate scholarships through the interest they
The Anja Olin-Fahle Award for Excellence has
been presented and now will continue to be awarded to senior
anthropology majors who retain a minimum grade point average of
3.25 and show dedication to the field of anthropology and inspire a respect for the field to other students.
Olin-Fahle joined the faculty in 1969 and
taught 23 different courses at the graduate and undergraduate
levels over her nearly 30-year tenure. She was a key figure in
the creation of the Anthropology Department.