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Anthropology Scholarships

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.

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must:/HTMLCHUNK_4/ - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the [...] More

Smithsonian Minority Student Internship
Application Deadlines: Varies
Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are available for students to participate in research or museum-related activities for periods of 10 weeks. U.S. minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply. The appointment carries a stipend of $350 per week and travel allowances may be provided. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ Deadline: February 1 (For Summer) October 15 [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce the continuing annual competition for the George Watt Memorial Essay prizes. Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere 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 [...] More

Waring Full Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Anthropology
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Full Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Anthropology is competitive and normally awarded to Anthropology majors at the State University of West Georgia at the beginning of their junior year. Transfer students are encouraged to apply. The maximum length of this scholarship is four semesters./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The scholarship award (approximately $7,500 per academic year) [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Application Deadlines: November 25, Annually
The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary [...] More

Salvatori Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Salvatori Fellowship provides $10,000 to each awardee for graduate work related to the American Founding. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The ISI Salvatori Fellowship Program seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of both the principles of the Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. The overall purpose of the [...] More

Western Civilization Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to Western Civilization studies. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually./HTMLCHUNK_4/ The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship Program is designed to address our culture’s loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the [...] More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
Application Deadlines: November 04, Annually
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 program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and [...] More

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. /HTMLCHUNK_4/ The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. and the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities are pleased to announce the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship./HTMLCHUNK_4/ This merit scholarship, in the amount of $3,500, 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 [...] More

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