Anthropology Scholarships

Here are some of the Anthropology scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Junior Graduate Scholarship

To cover the second year's fees for a Muslim student already accepted by the Faculty of Oriental Studies to read for a M Phil in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship

A pre- or post-doctoral fellowship of $10,000 for study of archeology and classical studies has been established by the Institute at the American Academy in Rome. This Fellowship, combined with other funds from the American Academy in Rome, will support a Rome Prize Fellowship, which will be open to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Archaeological Institute of America 656 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02215-2006 Phone: (617) 353-9361

Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Eligible Majors: Mathematics, Computer Science, Humanities, Sociology, Physics, Demography, Ecology, Anthropology Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, Hampton University (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This program provides a $750 stipend per academic semester and a $3,000 stipend/summer institute for selected students who are interested in enrolling in Ph.D. programs and pursuing college-teaching careers. Its administered through the Mellon programs at Spelman College Donor/Sponsor Name: Andrew Mellon Foundation

Larry Matfay Cultural Heritage Scholarship

Award: $1,000; one recipient per year Deadline: June 1 Requirements: 2.5 GPA or equivalent Full-time student status Eligible Majors: Health Care Anthropology History Alaska Native/American Indian studies Rural Development Linguistics KEF eligibility requirements Applicants must be Alaska Native shareholders or descendants (may be adopted) of the Koniag Region. All applicants who are not currently enrolled in the Koniag, Inc. descendant or shareholder database must complete the descendant database form and submit the form to Shareholder Relations at Koniag, Inc. Please see form for details. For more information regarding the Descendant Database Form and enrollment shareholder ID’s, please contact or call (800) 658-3818. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in nationally, regionally, or municipally accredited, recognized institutions of higher learning or vocational schools. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors, high school or GED graduate, or have successfully completed one or more college, university or graduate school terms

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund

Any American, 18 years of age or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, 18 years of age or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage, and who now desires to further the study of their heritages at a recognized educational institution (arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folklore, etc.) is eligible to apply for a scholarship. HOW ARE THE WINNERS SELECTED? Final selection of the scholarship winners will be made by a scholarship committee appointed by the President of the Sons of Norway Foundation. Notification of the award will be made within 10 weeks of deadline. Award decisions are based upon the following criteria. CRITERIA • Essay • Academic potential/grade transcripts (ACT/SAT) • Benefit to Sons of Norway and wider Norwegian/American community • Involvement in school and community activities • Two letters of recommendation • Financial need HOW DO I APPLY? Online at While filling in the online form, the applicant will be asked to write an essay, setting forth in 500 words or less how this cross-cultural study will enhance your current field of study and/or career choices and how you will share this experience with Sons of Norway or wider audiences. Applicants should also state how their course of study will benefit their community and be in accord with the goals and objectives of the Sons of Norway Foundation: • Promote Improved International Relationships • Provide People-to-People Enrichment Programs • Promote Culture Exchange • Promote Humanitarian Causes Two letters of recommendation, describing the character and abilities of the applicant, must be emailed from the original source to by the application deadline. Finally, applicants must submit an “official copy” of their latest high school or college grade transcript. HOW MUCH IS THE AWARD? The Sons of Norway Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine each year the number of scholarships to be awarded. The range is typically $1,000-$1,500. A student may be awarded a maximum of two scholarships within a five-year period.

Dora J. Prieto Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and has financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Anthropology as a major, or to a student interested in activities affiliated with a museum.

Collection Study Grants

Criteria: 1. Must be interested in Anthropology, Astrophysics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Entomology, Herpetology and Ichthyology, Invertebrates, Mammalogy, Ornithology, or Vertebrate Paleontology. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, The

Criteria: 1. Must pursue a discipline of graduate studies in the traditional humanities: Anthropology (cultural only), Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies (all areas), English Literature, English/Creative Writing (creative dissertation only), Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Theory, Foreign Language & Literature, History, History of Architecture, History & Philosophy of Mathematics, History & Philosophy of Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies (main focus of program must be an eligible field), Linguistics (cultural only), Music History & Theory, Philosophy, Political History / Philosophy / Theory, Religion / Religious Studies (academic only not for pastoral ministry), Rhetoric or Women

Dora J. Prieto Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and has financial need. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Anthropology as a major, or to a student interested in activities affiliated with a museum.

ISF-MCA Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCA Scholarship of the Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area, MCA. The ISF-MCA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCA. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

Junior Graduate Scholarship

To cover one year's fees for a Muslim student already accepted by the Faculty of Oriental Studies to read for an M.St or M.Phil in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Renewal for the second year of the M.Phil may be granted to candidates who perform well in the qualifying examination, but the grant may not be extended to cover doctoral studies. Eligibility Applicants for scholarships and academic research must have completed at least a B.A. degree. Students must be established in their course of study, and in a position to provide an assessment from a current academic supervisor. Those applying for post-doctoral awards must have completed a doctoral degree. The majority of the funds available are zakat monies, and as such can only be granted to Muslim applicants, to enable them to carry out, in person, particular tasks, projects or courses of study. There are also funds that are available to assist non-Muslim scholars and projects administered by non-Muslim organizations. In the case of corporate projects, such as archaeological excavations, exhibitions and conferences, both zakat and non-zakat funds can be used for different purposes.

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