School of Anthropology-SBS-UA Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

School of Anthropology Scholarships

To facilitate student opportunities the School has a number of scholarships for undergraduate students. Students may apply for these funds to help with a variety of educational activities, including a research project, presentation at professional meetings, enrolling in a field school or study abroad program.  For each scholarship, the funding allows for one or more awards with varying amounts. The scholarship committee determines which scholarships are applicable to each student request.

There are two application cycles per year, one in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester.  Application forms are available in the Main Office Advising area (Haury Room 210)

Fall Application Deadline : October 15 [For activities in the semester(s) after submitted application]
Spring Application Deadline: March 15  [For activities  in the semester(s) after submitted application]

          Thomas Bogard Bequest Scholarship (all subfields)

  • Source: A gift from the estate of Thomas A. Bogard
  • Eligibility: Senior undergraduate anthropology majors
  • Purpose: To provide funding for the education of outstanding undergraduate students

          Byron Cummings Memorial Scholarship (all subfields)

  • Source: Friends, family and associates of the late Byron Cummings
  • Eligibility: Arizona residents, junior or senior undergraduate anthropology majors
  • Purpose: To provide funding for the education of outstanding undergraduate students

           William Shirley Fulton Scholarship (archaeology)

  • Source: A bequest by the late William Shirley Fulton, pioneer Arizona archaeologist, and founder of the Amerind Foundation of Dragoon, Arizona
  • Eligibility: Outstanding archaeology undergraduate students
  • Purpose: To provide funding for the education of outstanding archaeology undergraduate students

           Emil W. Haury Education Fund for Archaeology (archaeology)

  • Source: Contributions for the advancement of archaeological learning, established by friends and colleagues of Emil W. Haury, Head of the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Arizona State Museum
  • Eligibility: Junior or senior archaeology undergraduate students of demonstrated scholastic ability
  • Purpose: To provide outstanding archaeology undergraduate students with funds for the following: 1) general education needs; 2) a special research project; 3) exceptionally meritorious work; and 4) a dissertation research project

            Mary Alice Sherry Helm Scholarship (all subfields)

  • Source: A gift from her mother, Ilene Mills Sherry, and family and friends of Mary Alice Sherry Helm who received a MA degree from the University of Arizona
  • Eligibility: Junior or senior anthropology undergraduate students with preference given to those planning to enter the field of Museum Administration
  • Purpose: To provide funding for the education of outstanding undergraduate students

            Stanley J. Olsen Zooarchaeology Endowment Fund (all subfields)

  • Source: Family and friends of former UA Anthropology faculty member, S. J. Olsen
  • Eligibility: Advanced School of Anthropology undergraduate students
  • Purpose: To help fund anthropological research on the relationships between humans and animals, regardless of sub-discipline

           William and Nancy Sullivan Scholarship (all subfields)

  • Source: A bequest from Nancy Epler Sullivan
  • Eligibility: Outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Anthropology with demonstrated scholastic ability and who are Arizona residents.
  • Purpose: To provide funding for anthropology undergraduate students

          Traditions, Transitions, and Treasures Fund (all subfields)

  • Source: Department of Anthropology Traditions, Transitions, and Treasures Auction and donations
  • Eligibility: Anthropology undergraduate students
  • Purpose: To provide funding for anthropology undergraduate students

 

Graduation Recognition Awards

The School of Anthropology will present three Undergraduate Student Graduation Recognition Awards. These awards honor seniors with a major in anthropology and overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher who will graduate during the academic year. The School of Anthropology Scholars’ Award and The School of Anthropology Leadership Award can be given up to twice a year, and the Ganesh Award is given when justified by special circumstances.Students who are recognized with awards are given an appropriate gift.  Each student’s name is engraved on a plaque that indicates the award.  

Nominations:A nomination form can be found here. Incomplete nomination packets or those submitted after the due date cannot be considered. All School participants may submit nomination forms to sponsor eligible students and former students.  School participants are voting faculty members, faculty members with affiliated status, graduate students, undergraduate students, and professional staff.  An individual or a group of individuals may nominate eligible students.  The sponsor consults with the nominee to obtain appropriate information.

         School of Anthropology Scholars’ Award

  • Student must exhibit a record of outstanding academic achievement and activities that involve the practice of anthropology.

         School of Anthropology Leadership Award

  • Student must exhibit a record of outstanding academic achievement and leadership in School, campus-wide, and/or community activities beyond academic course requirements.

        School of Anthropology Ganesh Award

  • Student must exhibit a record of outstanding academic achievement in the face of significant personal obstacles.

Deadlines for Nomination: Fall 2016: November 28th, 2016             Spring 2017: April 24th, 2017

SBS Scholarships and Recognition Awards

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a number of scholarships and recognition awards to outstanding students in the SBS. For a list of scholarships, please click here. For a list of graduation awards, please click here.

UA Undergraduate Research Grants

The Honors College and The Office of the Vice President for Research and Discovery provide grants to University of Arizona undergraduates to pursue research projects of their own design under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Research can be done in any field, and have ranged from science to humanities to engineering to fine arts. Grants can be awarded up to a maximum of $1,500. All Undergraduate Research Grant recipients present their work at the annual Undergraduate Research Expo and poster session. For more information on the Undergraduate Research Grants and for an application click here   2015 Deadline: February 13, 2015

Featured School of Anthropology Award and Scholarship Winners

A number of past award and scholarship winners have shared how the recognition has impacted their career. For a list of award winners in the last several years, please click here.