Scholarships

The following are scholarships available to undergraduate Anthropology students

Anthropology Scholarships

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The Anthropology Scholarship Endowment was established in May 2008, this scholarship was funded with gifts from private donors and alumni, along with the Anthropology Department. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to benefit graduate students who are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and majoring in a field of study within the Anthropology Department. This generous gift will help graduate students to excel and refine their skills in their area of study and to continue towards progressive research and creativity.

To be eligible, you must:

  1. be majoring in a field of study within the Department of Anthropology
  2. be enrolled as a full-time graduate student
  3. and maintain an overall 3.0 GPA and a major GPA of 3.5

To apply, complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA).  A committee appointed by the Anthropology Department Chair shall select the recipient(s).

Indigenous Stewardship

The Indigenous Stewardship was established in 2013 by Emerita Kathleen Pickering to support students that are traditionally Underrepresented. Preference will be given to students who have a research interest and or community ties to indigenous populations.

To be eligible, you must:

  1. be majoring in Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts
  2. be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student
  3. maintain an overall GPA of 3.0

To apply, complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA).  A committee appointed by the Anthropology Department Chair shall select the recipient(s).

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Anthropology graduates posing for photo holding sunflowers

Anthropology Field School Scholarship

The Department of Anthropology will provide modest financial support for Colorado State University anthropology undergraduate and graduate students to support CSU Archaeology, Ethnographic, or Paleontology (link to field school pages) Field School endeavors. Funds shall be used to help cover necessary expenses associated with field school costs including tuition and supplies. Scholarships are made on a competitive basis.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

  1. be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts,
  2. have an overall and in major 3.0 GPA,
  3. **must be enrolled in one of the anthropology field school courses:

**Students must apply to our field schools and be accepted into the course. Please contact the director of the field school of interest for more information.**

  1. and complete a one-page essay describing the chosen program of study, your interest in the specific program, how the completion of the program will further your career goals, and how you expect to be affected by participation in such work.

Applications are due March 31 by 11:59 p.m. MST. A committee appointed by the Department of Anthropology Chair shall select the recipient(s). Applicants will be informed of the selection by April 15.

Travel Grants

Amanda Jones Field Study Abroad Award

In honor alumna, Amanda (Mandy) Jones, the Department of Anthropology is pleased to invite applications for the Amanda Jones Field Study Abroad Award. Amanda was an anthropology major with a keen interest in applied work. Her desire was to learn about other cultures by working in conjunction with communities to build sustainable futures. She participated in a field program for applied anthropology in Peru and found the experience to be one of the best of her undergraduate career, one that took her beyond the borders of the United States and brought to life her anthropology training. The Amanda Jones Award will provide $5,000, subject to tax withholding, to defer costs of an international field school or program in applied anthropology.

To be eligible for the award, you must:

  1. have completed 15 credits of an anthropology major at Colorado State University,
  2. identified an international field school or academic program that features applied anthropology,
  3. and complete a one-page essay describing the chosen program of study, your interest in the specific locale of the program, how the completion of the program will further your career goals, and how you expect to be affected by participation in such work.

Applications are due March 31 by 11:59 p.m. MST. A committee appointed by the Department of Anthropology Chair shall select the recipient(s). Applicants will be informed of the selection by April 15.

Graduate School Travel Award

Graduate Student Council and the Graduate School are offering Travel Awards for graduate students. These awards provide partial funding for conference travel-related expenses. Recipients of each award will be determined by evaluating the type of presentation, the type of conference, service the student provides to the university and community, and what the recipient hopes to gain from the attending the conference.

Please visit the Travel Award page for eligibility and requirements. Applications must be submitted electronically through the following page:

Graduate School Research Award

The Student Research fund is for graduate students to travel, nationally or internationally, for field research. Smaller sums of money will be awarded for local and regional research. Students may apply for travel funds one time per fiscal year (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) but may reapply each fiscal year during their graduate career.

To be eligible for the award, you must:

  1. be currently enrollment in the CSU Anthropology Master of Arts graduate program,
  2. conduct research between March 1 and December 31 of application year,
  3. submit the application electronically,
  4. and submit planned travel documents with application.

Applications are due March 1 by 11:59 p.m. MST. A committee appointed by the Department of Anthropology Chair shall select the recipient(s). Applicants will be informed of the selection by March 15.