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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.

Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 31, Annually
Women earn almost 60% of all bachelor's degrees in the United States, but they earn only 20% of computer science degrees, 20% of physics degrees, and 18% of engineering degrees. And estimates show that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than one million STEM workers. This presents an enormous opportunity to better support young women in pursuing STEM-related careers, and Zenefits is [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: August 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

AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Our mission is to utilize the media to create positive change. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the media and allied fields.

This journalist scholarship program consists of one scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student's educational institute. The [...] More

Bache Renshaw Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The Renshaw Fellowship supports the study and shaping of school curricula by providing grants to those seeking to become superintendents; curriculum developers; or influential scholars teaching, writing, and lecturing on educational issues. The Renshaw Fellowship is granted to current doctoral students or applicants to doctoral programs in education.

Eligibility:
-Applicants must be members [...] More

Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
The Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship - ASWP awards $1,000 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. [...] More

Boston University Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
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

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today's inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. The goal of the scholarship program is to expand the pool of students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields who are encouraged "to be makers of things, not just consumers of things" as highlighted by President Obama at the National Academies of Science in 2009. [...] 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. First-year students interested in majoring in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics are invited to apply to the ElmSTEM program. Students majoring in pre-medical studies or [...] 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 29, 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 27, 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 enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study, (includes social science fields of study) at an accredited, non-profit public or [...] 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

IFR Merit-Based Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
The Institute for Field Research would like to support promising young scholars that may become future leaders – both within and outside archaeology. It is our hope that regardless of the career path such students may take, an archaeology field school will establish a lifelong relationship with the discipline and an understanding for the importance of the past to our collective human [...] More

IFR Need-Based Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
The Institute for Field Research recognizes that the cost of field schools may be too high for some deserving students. We believe that archaeology should be available to all. This scholarship should help in offsetting a significant portion of field school tuition costs.

Eligibility Criteria:
-Any student whose application was approved for any of the IFR field schools
-Must be 18 years [...] More

JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 20, 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 with these two scholarships.

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

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
Application Deadlines:
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

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 by March 1st. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable [...] More

Noet Humanities Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Noet Humanities Research Library offers a $500 scholarship and entry takes just a minute: enter your phone and email address in the form to the right, and then earn extra entries by filling out the rest of the steps. No need for personal statements, résumés, or letters of recommendation - just a minute's work for the chance to win big. To enter, you must be currently enrolled in an [...] More

Out To Innovate™ Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM Students
Application Deadlines: June 06, 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

PG&E NuEnergy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 09, Annually
The NuEnergy scholarship program targets top-performing college students who have an interest and desire to pursue a career in the energy sector.

Awards
For this year's NuEnergy scholarship program, an approximate total of $15,000 will be awarded among 3-5 recipients.

Eligibility
- Students interested in applying must have a primary address that is within the PG&E service territory.
[...] More

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships at CSU
Application Deadlines:
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Cleveland State University seeks to encourage talented science, technology,engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become 7-12 mathematics and science teachers in urban schools. The scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation. Scholarship recipients become STEM Fellows in the Master of Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST) [...] More

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.

The Salvatori Fellowship is granted to current graduate students in a field related to the American Founding. Eligible applicants are:
-Members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
-Engaged in graduate [...] 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

Smithsonian Minority Awards Program – Internship
Application Deadlines:
The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their [...] More

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment
Application Deadlines:
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 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school [...] More

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) Graduate Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 29, 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 29, 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 Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies
Application Deadlines: January 04, Annually
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is offering a limited number of fellowships for Ph.D. and postdoctoral candidates conducting research on the Holocaust.

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Shoah studies and Holocaust memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the [...] 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: July 31, Annually
The USRA Scholarship Awards provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in the sciences or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Three Scholarship Awards have been established to honor individuals who have made specific contributions to science and the US Space Program. A fourth Scholarship Award has been established to [...] More

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 29, 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

Western Civilization Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 16, Annually
The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship 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 West.

The Western Civilization Fellowship is granted to current graduate students with a research interest in and dedication to the Western tradition. Applicants must be:
-Members of the Intercollegiate [...] 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

Anthropology Scholarships

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