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FACTS Summer Scholar Program


FACTS Summer Scholar Program

FACTS Summer 2023 Interns on their last day

The FACTS Summer 2025 Scholar Information.

The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) is pleased to offer an unpaid, non-credit Summer Scholar position for both Texas State and non-Texas State students.  Scholars will receive compensated tuition to participate in each FACTS Summer workshop which take place from May 27 through June 13, 2025 and includes a 3-Day Human Osteology Intensive, Outdoor Human Remains Recovery Course, and the Forensic Anthropology Methods Workshop. Scholars will be expected to reside in the San Marcos area.  The postitions will run from May 27, 2025 until at minimum June 13, 2025. Workshop enrollment fees will be waived for each workshop and lunch will be provided. No other compensation will be offered. Selected scholars will have the option to extend their position until June 18th if they choose.

Scholar Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will be participating in these workshops. If scholars choose to extend their stay at FACTS they will also assist with daily operations of FACTS, process skeletal remains, and assist with curation of skeletal remains into the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection (TXSTDSC). Other tasks include, but are not limited to, the donation program, data management, and daily tasks assigned by the supervisor.  

Deadline for Submission

Applications must be received by March 28, 2025 at 11:59pm to be considered for a summer scholar position.  Any submissions received after 11:59pm will not be considered.


  • Must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in Anthropology or a related field
  • Must have familiarity with osteology 
  • Must be available throughout the entire required interval (May 27 - June 13, 2025)
  • Must have a means of transportation while in San Marcos

Commitment to Our Students

FACTS, like the Anthropology Department at Texas State, is committed to:

  • The cultivation of character and the modeling of honesty, integrity, compassion, fairness, respect, and ethical behavior, both in the classroom and beyond; and
  • Engaged teaching and learning based in dialogue, student involvement, and the free exchange of ideas.
  • a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life

Application Requirements

Interested students must complete the FACTS Scholar Application Form, submit a cover letter, and submit a current CV. The cover letter should address how the applicant’s background and interests fit the program, and what they hope to accomplish as a scholar. We are specifically interested to hear how the applicants plan to use the knowledge they gain from the workshops in their future careers. 

A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s faculty sponsor must be submitted in order for an application to be considered complete and subsequently reviewed. The recommendation letter can be mailed to Dr. Sophia Mavroudas, Associate Director-FACTS, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 or a signed pdf of the letter can be emailed to Dr. Mavroudas at

The faculty sponsor should be a professor who has taught the applicant or is familiar with the applicant's academic performance. The sponsor should also be able to evaluate the participant's ability to successfully participate in the program. 

Submission Checklist

Please submit your complete application to Dr. Sophia Mavroudas -   The subject line of your email should read 'FACTS Summer 2025 Scholar Program'. All applications without this subject line may be incorrectly sorted and subsequently will not be considered. Your letter of recommendation may be sent separately.

The application should include:

  1. Cover Letter including your name
  2. FACTS Scholar Application Form
  3. CV

Successful Applicants will be notified no later than April 15, 2025.