Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards
The School of Anthropology offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate students to provide financial assistance for tuition, travel, and more.
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 information is sent out to all Anthropology majors via email.
Anthropology Undergraduate Scholarships
Anthropology Undergraduate Scholarships provide financial assistance to Anthropology undergraduate students for tuition up to 9 credits, a field school or similar opportunity before graduation, technology, books, and/or equipment needed in courses or in other credit-bearing educational experiences.
Students complete an application explaining their need for the scholarship and email it to a School Box folder. The email is listed in the application process section of the application form. Call for applications and deadlines are announced to the listserv for Anthropology undergraduates and graduates every semester.
Students must have been a B.A. or B.S. major in the School of Anthropology for at least one semester at the time they receive the scholarship and can apply for scholarships when they are within two years of their expected graduation (expecting to graduate Spring 2023 or sooner). Priority will be given to students exhibiting financial need and nearing graduation, but all who are eligible are strongly encouraged to apply.
School of Anthropology Awards for Meetings and Research
School of Anthropology Awards for Meetings and Research provide financial assistance to Anthropology students who are conducting research or attending professional academic meetings to share their research findings.
Funds for professional meetings may be used to support registration, travel, lodging, and meals. Research funds may be used to support travel and living expenses in the field, supplies, and equipment needed to carry out the research.
Students prepare a proposal and itemized budget for their research or meeting participation and must consult with a faculty advisor or mentor about the scope and feasibility of their proposal. Students will email their application and proposal to a School Box folder. Call for applications and deadlines are announced to the listserv for Anthropology undergraduates and graduates every semester.
Our scholarships and awards are made possible by generous contributors:
- Thomas Bogard Bequest Scholarship: A gift from the estate of Thomas A. Bogard
- Joseph and Mary Cacioppo Scholarship for Study in Italy: The Joseph and Mary Cacioppo Foundation Honoring Charles R. Young
- Byron Cummings Memorial Scholarship (all subfields): Friends, family and associates of the late Byron Cummings
- William Shirley Fulton Scholarship (archaeology): A bequest by the late William Shirley Fulton, pioneer Arizona archaeologist, and founder of the Amerind Foundation of Dragoon, Arizona
- Emil W. Haury Education Fund for Archaeology (archaeology): 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
- Mary Alice Sherry Helm Scholarship (all subfields): 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
- Stanley J. Olsen Zooarchaeology Endowment Fund (all subfields): Family and friends of former UA Anthropology faculty member, S. J. Olsen
- William and Nancy Sullivan Scholarship (all subfields): A bequest from Nancy Epler Sullivan
- Traditions, Transitions, and Treasures Fund (all subfields): Department of Anthropology Traditions, Transitions, and Treasures Auction and donations
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. Students who are recognized with awards are given an appropriate gift. Each student’s name is engraved on a plaque that indicates the award.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
W. A. Franke Honors College Scholarships & Awards
The W. A. Franke Honors College offers funding to Honors undergraduate students for study abroad & travel and other areas.
Spirit of Inquiry Research Grants
The W. A. Franke Honors College provides grants to help you pursue research projects of your own design under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Research can be done in any field, from science to humanities to engineering to fine arts. Students who anticipate needing extra time and support to collect data or do the work involved in their Honors Thesis/Capstone are eligible to apply.
Grants are awarded up to a maximum of $1,500. A committee comprised of students, faculty and community members select the award-winning proposals. All Spirit of Inquiry Research Grant recipients present their work in the spring semester following their award. All W. A. Franke Honors students are eligible to apply.
Featured School of Anthropology Award and Scholarship Winners
Winners of the School of Anthropology awards and scholarships exemplify the School's history of academic excellence. See below for a collection of awardees.
Michael Chikos, Leadership Award
Leila Castro, Leadership Award
Alicea Riley, Scholar's Award
Regan Gee, Scholar's Award
Kota Fleming, Scholar's Award
Valerie Warner, Ganesh Award
Matthew Conner Lee Hillin, Scholar's Award
Abigail Carmen Molina, Scholar's Award
James Myers, Leadership Award
Ramanathan Somasundaram, Leadership Award
Jessica Iman Harris, Leadership Award
Dwayne Pierce, Scholar's Award
Sarah Wright, Scholar's Award
James Richard Wilcox, Scholar's Award
Melanie Nicole Cady, Scholar's Award
Calliandra Marian Hermanson, Scholar's Award
Juliana Costanzo, Leadership Award
Nathan Higginbottom, Leadership Award
Kimberly Wang, Leadership Award
Sarah Nicole Dorsey, Scholar's Award
Brianna Elise Herndon, Scholar's Award
Katrina L. Bunyard, Scholar's Award
Dia De La Vina, Leadership Award
Amber Burt, Scholar's Award
Riley Christopher Duke, Scholar's Award
Lillian Stolar, Leadership Award
Kathryn Turney, Leadership Award
Caitlin Rose, Scholar's Award
Caitlin Hawley, Scholar's Award
Carlyn Stewart, Scholar's Award
Morgan Lundy, Leadership Award
Elizabeth M. Schmitt, Scholar's Award
Ashley D'Elia, Scholar's Award
Anne Ronan Curry, Scholar's Award
Logan Patrick Jahnke, Scholar's Award
Erin M. Denbaars, Leadership Award
Hannah Darcy Willett, Scholar's Award
Kellan kathleen Smith, Leadership Award
Robert B. James, Leadership Award
Kenneth Joseph Kokroko, Scholar's Award
Magda E. Mankel, Scholar's Award
Taylor R. Genovese, Scholar's Award
Mariah Moe, Leadership Award
Sasha J. Russon, Scholar's Award
Peg Smith, Ganesh Award
Jennie Marie Delfs, Leadership Award
Kristen L. Simmons, Leadership Award
Lakshmi Koripella, Leadership Award
Erin Joy Clair, Scholar's Award
Natalia Duarte Jeremias, Scholar's Award
Anatasia M. Beck, Leadership Award
Adam Simon Azoff, Scholar's Award
Brian Crosby, Leadership Award
Stephanie Cho De Sola, Leadership Award
Audrey E. Copeland, Scholar's Award
Stephanie Reyes, Scholar's Award
Kristy A. Phillips, Ganesh Award
Lindsey M. Bishop, Scholar's Award
Gabriela Elisa Morales, Scholar's Award
Priya Singh, Scholar's Award
Sunshine Albright, Leadership Award
Anna K. Martin, Scholar's Award
Leandra Aguirre, Ganesh Award
Natalie Paige Farrel, Leadership Award
Alice Isabel Retamoza, Scholar's Award
Natalie Lauren Colvin, Scholar's Award
Selena Jill Winter, Ganesh Award