Scholarships and Awards

The Anthropology Department offers several small awards to support undergraduate research and conference attendance. For all awards, you should work with a department faculty member prior to application. Award calls with annual deadlines and application instructions will be issued as announcements through the Canvas site.

Undergraduate Research and Conference Participation Awards
The Department of Anthropology strongly encourages undergraduate student participation in research. We offer awards each year to support faculty-mentored research and/or travel to present research at a professional conference. 

Pauline Wollenberg Juda Memorial Endowment Fund Award
The Department of Anthropology awards small travel and research grants through the Pauline Wollenberg Juda Memorial Endowment Fund. The awards assist undergraduate and graduate students in the anthropological study of nutrition. 

Anthropological Health Education Department Fund Award
The Anthropological Health Education Department Fund Award supports anthropological studies of human health, including sociocultural, biological, and archaeological efforts. Both undergraduate and graduate student research and travel are supported through this award. 

Undergraduate Paper of the Year Award
Each year, the Anthropology Department sponsors a writing competition for the Undergraduate Paper of the Year Award. The winner receives an award letter and a small gift from the Department and his/her name is announced at Spring graduation. Recipients must be Anthropology majors, and papers are generally 25-50 pages in length and are often of publication or near-publication quality. Candidates must work closely with an Anthropology professor prior to finalizing a submission by the third week of May, and decisions are made in early June. Please contact an undergraduate advisor for further information.

University-wide Scholarships