Scholarships for Anthropology Majors

The study of anthropology has an ambitious goal: to discover what it means to be human. Since that question has no easy answer, anthropologists study cultures, biology, languages and ancient ruins in order to gain more insight. If you’re an anthropology major and you need help paying for your higher education, a scholarship might be the answer for you. A number of the available scholarships are offered by individual universities, such as Colorado State University, University of West Georgia and Northern Arizona University. Others are funded by professional organizations, such as the Archaeological Institute of America, the Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research and the American Anthropological Association. Students will generally be required to meet a minimum grade point average, and may also need to display financial need, provide examples of their research or write an essay. To find out more about scholarships for anthropology majors, keep reading below.

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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Archaeology|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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The Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship was established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum. Applicants must be junior, senior undergraduates or first-year graduate student.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Curatorial Research Fellowship Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • 54,636
  • 2 awards
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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A fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation offered to individuals with a doctoral degree to provide scholarly support for the Museum's curatorial program through focused art-historical research and cataloguing of the permanent collection.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 52,425
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|Urban History|American Studies|Decorative Arts|Architectural History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York. This fellowship is for recent PhD's in the urban history, American studies, decorative arts, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and pursue an independent research project related to MCNY’s collections or programs.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship Fund Archaeological Institute of America
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  • 2,000 - 4,750
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Archaeology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The scholarship was established to honor the past president Elizabeth Bartman to help graduate students with the expenses associated with participating in a museum internship either in the United States or abroad.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Art|Ethnic/cultural studies|English|Geography|Labor Studies|Literature|Sociology|Urban Studies|Communications|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History was created by The Fund for Labor Culture and History. This fellowship supports innovative study of the philosophies, identities, problems, and the expressive cultures of working people in the U.S.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Public Relations|Anthropology|Art|English|Sociology|Communications|Graphic Design|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
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The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must be from following ethnic groups African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic or Native American, American Indian
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Cotsen Excavation Grants Archaeological Institute of America
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  • 25,000
  • 2 awards
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Archaeology|
  • Organization: Archaeological Institute of America (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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The Cotsen Excavation Grants is awarded to a member of Archaeological Institute of America. Applicants must be the primary permit holder for the excavation
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship Archaeological Institute of America
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Archaeology|Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology|
  • Organization: Archaeological Institute of America (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|Permanent Canada Resident|United States (Major)|Canada (Major)|
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The fellowship supports an individual project of a scholarly nature, related to Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology, and to be conducted between July 1 of the award year and the following June 30. Applicants must be AIA members and citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, or be actively pursuing an advanced degree at a North American College or University. Preference will be given to candidates whose project requires travel to the Mediterranean for the purpose stated earlier.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Archaeology|Classical Studies|
  • Organization: Archaeological Institute of America (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
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This fellowship, with other funds from the American Academy in Rome (AAR), will support a Rome Prize Fellowship for the study of archaeology or classical studies. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. All applications are received by AAR.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 20 awards
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Political Science|Law|Philosophy|Economics|Literature|Sociology|Psychology|Literary Criticism|Linguistics|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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The Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study is awarded to doctoral student major in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Historic Administration|Historic Archeology|
  • Residence: Live in |DuPage, IL|Will, IL|Northern Kane, IL|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited professional School|accredited Trade School|Accredited Vocational School|Accredited Graduate School|
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The Garfield Farm Museum Historic Administration Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate, graduate student resident of DuPage County, Will County, and northern Kane County. Applicants must be pursuing major in historic administration or historic archeology
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Anthropology|Political Science|Law|Economics|Psychology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Fellowships at the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study is inviting 20 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue research in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Fellowships at Historic Deerfield Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 7 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|History|American Studies|Architecture|Art|Design|Material Culture|Preservation and Museum Studies|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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A nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture open to junior or senior undergraduates.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|History|Anthropology|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Post-graduate|
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This Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship at the Bard Graduate Center is intended to bridge the gap between objects as studied by conservators and objects as studied by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology, Anthropology). The fellowship is a two-year post-graduate fellowship sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is part of Cultures of Conservation.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Political Science|Economics|Sociology|Psychology|
  • Extracurricular: |Extracurricular Activities|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Social Sciences - Bachelor Degree Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school enrolled in a bachelor program in the Social Sciences next year. Applicants must be pursuing major in Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and History
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Squint and Juanita Moore Scholarship Montrose Community Foundation
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  • 750
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Archaeology|Anthropology|
  • Residence: Live in |Montrose, CO|Delta, CO|Gunnison, CO|Mesa, CO|San Miguel, CO|Ouray, CO|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|High school|
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Squint and Juanita Moore Scholarship was established by the Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, the oldest continuing chapter of the state society founded in Montrose in 1935. The scholarship was made possible in December 2004 to honor the Moores. The Squint Moore showed his lifelong interest and dedication to the field of archaeology. The scholarship awards $750 funds to support formal school study, field work, or on-going professional work.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Science|Marine Biology|Social Science|Oceanography|Maritime Archaeology|Resource Management Discipline|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|U.S. Permanent Resident|
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This scholarship aims to support a student who is a U.S. citizen (permanent resident) who will pursue a master or doctoral level degree oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, and all science, engineering, social science, and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas at a U.S. accredited institution.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship Delaware Higher Education Commission
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Art History|History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Political Science|Philosophy|Art|Economics|English|Sociology|Criminal Justice|Language|Social Work|Communications|Psychology|Human Services|International Relations|Mass Communications|Art Conservation|Black American Studies|Comparative Literature|Continental European Studies|East Asian Studies|Foreign Languages & Literatures|Latin American studies|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Delaware (DE)|Delaware State University (DE)|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding high school seniors who are planning to pursue a post-secondary education University of Delaware or Delaware State University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S. Archaeological Institute of America
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Archaeology|Architecture|
  • Employer: |Deutsches Archologisches Institut|
  • School (College): Attend |University of CaliforniaLos Angeles (CA)|University of Cincinnati (OH)|Brown University (RI)|
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The AIA Fellowship for Study in the U.S. is awarded to archaeologists employed by the Deutsches Archologisches Institut.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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