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Who are we and where did we come from? Before you start citing what you learned from “The Birds and the Bees,” grab an anthropology textbook. What you’ll find will be much more informative – and far less awkward – than the lecture your parents once gave you.

As an anthropology major, you will study the origins of humankind, how our humble beginnings shaped us into the people we are today and what the future could possibly bring based on the past. Classes in history, biology and archaeology are typically required in addition to the departmental classes on culture and language and for good reason: New information is being discovered and implemented every day by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels…though the one thing yet to be determined is how these students can pay for school most effectively. But we know: anthropology scholarships!

Anthropology bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate holders have a variety of employment opportunities at their fingertips and often use their knowledge to branch off into ancillary fields including medicine, education and marketing. Obtaining these positions means getting through school first and to do this, financial aid is vital. The government offers a number of federally-funded grants and loans, while many colleges have their own university-based anthropology scholarships. And then there are fellowship opportunities, like those provided by Diversity Abroad, the Society for Visual Anthropology and the Fulbright Program, that get students out of their armchairs domestically and abroad and into getting their hands dirty (sometimes quite literally) in the field they are studying.

We’ve pulled a few anthropology scholarships from the Scholarships.com database and included them below but for more scholarship opportunities, try a free scholarship search today.

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: July 15, Annually
This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and [...] More

AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
The AWM Foundation's partnership with the Loreen Arbus Foundation focuses on the achievements and contributions of citizens with disabilities. This journalist scholarship program consists of one $2,500 scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student's educational institute. The winning applicant must also be able to attend AWMF's Gracies Awards Luncheon in June in New York City to [...] More

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship - ASWP awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from our service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, south Butler, Beaver, North Fayette, Northeast Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Students who are applying to two or four-year colleges to further their studies in an environmentally-related field are eligible to apply. Applications are [...] More

Boston University Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs
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Boston University is excited to announce the Noyce Scholarship Program in Mathematics, a new initiative to prepare middle school and high school mathematics teachers. With funding from the National Science Foundation and the School of Education and in collaboration with six local school districts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Noyce Program will train up to 13 graduate students [...] More

Cleveland State University Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Program
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Full tuition fellowships awarded to highly qualified applicants committed to addressing social justice and change in Urban School and Communities.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
-Be enrolled in the Master of Urban Secondary Teachers MUST program specializing in Math
-Commit to teaching in either Biology and Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics, Physics and [...] More

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today's inspiration as tomorrow's innovation. Cognizant is committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by technology. Making The Future is a design-based scholarship, and candidates will be required to submit video [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Application Deadlines: November 12, Annually
NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Elms College ElmSTEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time.

Eligibility:
-Be a prospective full-time, first-year student at Elms College
-Be a prospective major in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics, except for clinical fields [...] More

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Each year, the Friends of Volo Bog offers a scholarship for Environmental Studies/Natural Science college students.

Eligibility:
-Be a High School Senior applying to an accredited college/university to study environmental or natural science
-Be a College/University Student intending to continue studies of environmental or natural science at an accredited college
-Submit at least one signed [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The goal of the EPP Undergraduate Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
Fontana Transport Inc. is a family owned trucking company based out of Southern California whose owners are passionate about higher education and to be able to help future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree.

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, and graduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be pursuing a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the U.S. for [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society.

Eligibility:
-Be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America
-Have strong academic qualifications
-Have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate [...] More

ISI Henry Salvatori Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Salvatori Fellowship seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of the principles held by the American Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views.

Eligibility:
-Members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
-Engaged in graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the collegiate level
-U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in a graduate [...] More

JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 02, Annually
In recognition of the community's achievements and its enduring values, Nielsen supports the next generation of Asian American leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with these two scholarships.

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be either a high school senior or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university
-Area of college study must be in either [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Toyota Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 30, Annually
Toyota is partnering with Rainbow PUSH Excel to provide $75,000 scholarships to 10 deserving engineering and business college students through the Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, Toyota is offering these students the opportunity to work at one of their facilities across North America to gain valuable real-world experience, as well as be paired with [...] More

MIT Inspire Competition
Application Deadlines: November 30, Annually
MIT INSPIRE is the first national research competition for high school students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The competition is organized by MIT undergraduates. Participating high school students, as individuals or teams of two will submit research reports in one of 13 fields, such as history, economics, or philosophy. Approximately 100 finalists with the most exceptional reports [...] More

National Space Club Keynote Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 02, Annually
Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students
-The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four (4) [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
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The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+ STEM Students
Application Deadlines: June 03, Annually
NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students, following NOGLSTP's inaugural Out to Innovate Career Summit for LGBTQ People in STEM. These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment
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In accordance with the primary mission of the fund, The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment awards the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Anthropology Endowment Scholarship to Anthropology majors at the University of West Georgia. These awards offset the cost of education for students, taking into account the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. New in 2010, is the Antonio J. [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 02, Annually
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students.

-Must be of Hispanic heritage
-Minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students
-Minimum of 2.5 GPA for college and [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Eligibility:
-Open to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors only
-Must be a U.S. citizen or [...] More

The Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies
Application Deadlines: January 03, Annually
The Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies welcomes applications from Ph.D. and post-doc candidates from around the world for funding for the September through the following August academic year.

Ph.D. Requirements:
-Be enrolled and good standing in a Ph.D. program that supports the study of the Holocaust
-Study/have studies a language of Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship [...] More

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) Scholarship Awards
Application Deadlines: August 12, Annually
The USRA Scholarship Awards provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in space science research, aeronautics-related sciences, or space science education. Four Scholarship Awards honor individuals who have made specific contributions to science and the US Space Program. Students will be matched to the scholarship award most appropriate for their area of [...] More

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 28, Annually
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

Eligibility:
-High school diploma or GED must be from a Washington State high school or institution
-Must be a [...] More

ZONTA Women in Science Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 15, Annually
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

Last Edited: December 2015

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