Scholarships

The following are scholarships available to undergraduate Anthropology students

Cultural Anthropology Scholarship

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The Cultural Anthropology Scholarship was established in April 2011 to celebrate the life of Esther Pressel, a professor of Anthropology at Colorado State University. This scholarship will recognize cultural anthropology students who demonstrate the inquisitive, active and exploratory nature of learning that she herself embodied.  Esther Pressel taught at CSU from 1968 to 2003.

To be eligible, you must:

  1. be majoring in Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts
  2. have a cultural anthropology concentration
  3. be enrolled as an undergraduate
  4. maintain an overall GPA of 3.5
  5. in need of financial aid

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 anundergraduate 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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Field School Awards & Scholarships

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Anthropology Field School Scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must:

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.

  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:
  • Archaeology Field School: ANTH 260, ANTH 460/660 (summer course)
  • Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster: ANTH 442 (summer course)
  • Paleontology Field School: ANTH 470 (summer course)
  • **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.

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.

Travel Grants

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SLiCE Travel Grant

The Travel Grant is a campus resource designed to support current CSU students to attend conferences. Only current, fee-paying CSU students are eligible to apply. To apply, complete the Travel Grant application on RamLink