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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.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations. AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Deanna Baker, Membership and Societies Administrator. The Waldbaum Scholarship will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only. All applicants must complete the following: Complete online application form Provide names and emails of two references. Your references will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendations online. You are responsible for ensuring that both referees have submitted their letters of recommendation online by the application deadline. Send transcripts: Transcripts must be official and include at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters or 6 quarters), not counting AP credits. If you are a transfer student and have attended your current school for less than two years, please submit transcripts from your previous school(s) in order to provide a record of at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters/6 quarters), not counting AP credits. Post-Baccalaureate and first year graduate students must submit both undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts.

Assyrian Archive

Eligibility: Major: ANTHROPOLOGY AND/OR HISTORY GPA: 3.00 Class Level: Graduate student

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 www.sofn.com/foundation/scholarships. 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 scholarship@sofn.com 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.

Friends of the Edward Dean Museum & Gardens Scholarship

This scholarship provides an award for students enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters majoring within the Department of Art with an emphasis on Art History, Art Education, or Studio Art, must be at least a junior to qualify, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better, and demonstrate an interest in developing a career in Art History, Museum Studies, or Art Education. Financial need considered but not essential. Student will complete a CSUSB and Edward Dean Museum supervised project-oriented internship at the Edward Dean Museum working within the Permanent Collection. Project time and student scheduling to be arranged and developed between CSUSB, Edward Dean Museum and the scholarship recipient. Project will be a year long project.

ISF-IIOC Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-IIOC scholarship of the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC). The ISF-IIOC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with this center. 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.

ISF-Yaseen Foundation Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-Yaseen Foundation scholarship. The ISF-Yaseen Foundation Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the this center. 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.

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

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.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree related to the environment, Native American health care, or tribal public policy, such as environmental science/studies/engineering, agriculture, biology & other natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, American Indian Studies, philosophy, tribal policy, economic development, history, English, theater, ecology, landscape architecture, public health and/or be a Native American or Alaskan Native. 2. Must be an undergraduate student. 3. Must be a sophomore or junior student. 4. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should download the attached nomination packet.

ISF-SBIA Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-SBIA scholarship of the South Bay Islamic Association, SBIA. The ISF-SBIA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with this center. 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.

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