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Support the School of Anthropology

Our Generous Donors

Many thanks go out to Paulette M. Coulter (M.A. Arizona, 1974), who as a graduate student in anthropology at UA received a small grant to visit Nancy Modiano, Ph.D., in Mexico City. Ms. Coulter generously wished “to repay that $1000 to provide some assistance to another graduate student,” and has made a contribution in the same amount to the SoA scholarship fund.

As the School of Anthropology begins our next 100 years we invite you to partner with us in paving the way for understanding human diversity. 

For more information about our Friends of Anthropology giving program, click here.

Arizona Anthropology has entered its second century of advancing anthropological research and education right here in Arizona and around the globe. Enhanced multi-year support for graduate students is the key to maintaining and even increasing our prominence in the field. Arizona Anthropology is currently ranked the #2 program in the country. With your contributions to graduate education we can reach a #1 ranking. More importantly, our faculty and students can continue to make new discoveries about who we are as humans that will help us live well in our increasingly diverse and complex world. To attract top students, multi-year fellowships are our highest priority.

If you would like to discuss more about how you can make a difference in the lives of our students, please contact the School of Anthropology Director:

Diane E. Austin, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
School of Anthropology
Phone:   520-621-6298
Email the Director

How You Can Help

You can become a partner with the School of Anthropology by supporting graduate fellowships. Your investment will help the school to attract top minds to Arizona Anthropology. Your giving now will bring returns now and for generations to come.

A fellowship will allow students to focus full-time on their studies by providing a stipend and tuition waiver. The amount needed to support one graduate student is around $50,000 per year, half of which is tuition. You can help by providing all or part of this amount.

If you wish for your gift to create an endowment that will support students in perpetuity, then direct your donation to the Centennial Fellowship Fund. This is an endowment where the principal will be used only to generate interest to support the fellowships.

We would like to recognize you for your continued thoughtfulness and support through the establishment of our Friends of Anthropology giving circles, which provide you with a wide range of benefits based upon your yearly giving level. All are at no cost to you, unless otherwise stipulated. To learn more about Friends of Anthropology, please click on the banner above.

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