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The department has several scholarships that are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Students are required to complete the Boise State Scholarship Application in order to be considered for most additional Department and College Scholarships.

To be considered for the greatest number of need-based scholarships and federal financial aid students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who do not meet the citizenship or eligible non-citizenship criteria for the FAFSA may still be eligible for need-based scholarships. Visit the Boise State University Scholarships website to learn more.

Anthropology Department Scholarships

Aziz F. Hasnain Scholarship for Underprivileged Students

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • First-generation
  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 undergraduate credits; 9 graduate credits)
  • Demonstrate financial need. Determined by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Pursuing one of the following majors: Music, Art, Design and Visual Studies; Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing; Anthropology; Communication and Media; English; History; Philosophy; Sociology; Psychology; and World Languages. Majors in Interdisciplinary Studies and Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on arts, humanities, and social sciences are also eligible.

Required Application Materials:

  • Upload an essay no longer than two pages describing how you are overcoming obstacles to complete your education or challenges delaying your academic pursuits.

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Application Deadline – March 15th

Charlotte and Perry Silver Fellowship in Archaeological Studies

The Charlotte and Perry Silver Scholarship provides support for student research projects in archaeology. Awards may be made up to $1,000. Recipients of this award are expected to provide a report detailing the results of their research that includes acknowledgment of the Silver Fellowship.

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Pursuing an Anthropology major
  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 undergraduate credits; 9 graduate credits)

Required Application Materials:

  • Applicants must provide a 3-4 page prospectus outlining their proposed research that includes a description of the problem, the timeline for completion of data collection, analysis, and report writing, and a proposed budget.

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Application Deadline – February 15th

Cynthia A Lenahan Bradbury Anthropology Scholarship

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Pursuing an Anthropology major
  • Demonstrate an interest in Biological Anthropology
  • Plan to enroll either part-time (5 graduate credits; 6 undergraduate credits) or full time (9 graduate credits; 12 undergraduate credits)
  • Demonstrate financial need. Based on the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Debacker Fellowship

The Debacker Fellowship is awarded annually to an archaeology graduate student enrolled in the Department of Anthropology who has an interest in the study of anthropological archaeology and a demonstrated record of achievement in that field.

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • Recipients will be full-time students (9 graduate credits are considered full-time), or part-time (minimum of 5 graduate credits).

Please contact Pei-Lin Yu to apply.

Geraldine R. Cree Scholarship for Underprivileged Students

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • First-generation
  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 undergraduate credits; 9 graduate credits)
  • Demonstrate financial need. Determined by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Pursuing one of the following majors: Music, Art, Design and Visual Studies; Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing; Anthropology; Communication and Media; English; History; Philosophy; Sociology; Psychology; and World Languages. Majors in Interdisciplinary Studies and Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on arts, humanities, and social sciences are also eligible.

Required Application Materials:

  • Upload an essay no longer than two pages describing how you are overcoming obstacles to complete your education or challenges delaying your academic pursuits.

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Application Deadline – March 15th

John H. and Florence P. Schaertl Archaeology Scholarship

In 1992 the John and Florence Schaertl Scholarship in archaeology was established in support of students pursuing a career in archaeology. As co-founders of the Idaho Archaeological Society, the Schaertl’s had long supported anthropology at Boise State University. This scholarship is available to degree-seeking students, who have declared Archaeology major and are pursuing a career in archaeology.

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Full-time Anthropology degree-seeking student at Boise State University.
  • Upper-division standing or graduate level.
  • Proven interest in archaeology.

Required Application Materials:

  • Request a letter of recommendation from a Boise State Faculty member.
  • Provide an essay or resume that outlines your commitment to archeology with the following information: 1) Participation in paid or volunteer setting in research labs, club participation, conference attendance, participation as volunteer or presenter; 2) Academic achievements
  • Writing sample (class paper or report).

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Application Deadline – February 15th

Nahid S. Hasnain Scholarship for Underprivileged Students

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • First-generation
  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 undergraduate credits; 9 graduate credits)
  • Demonstrate financial need. Determined by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Pursuing one of the following majors: Music, Art, Design and Visual Studies; Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing; Anthropology; Communication and Media; English; History; Philosophy; Sociology; Psychology; and World Languages. Majors in Interdisciplinary Studies and Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on arts, humanities, and social sciences are also eligible.

Required Application Materials:

  • Upload an essay no longer than two pages describing how you are overcoming obstacles to complete your education or challenges delaying your academic pursuits.

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Application Deadline – March 15th

Wesley R. and Mary Hurt Archaeology Research Fellowship

The Wesley R. and Mary Hurt Endowed Scholarship Provides support for student research projects in archaeology.  The award may be made up to $1,000. Recipients of this award are expected to provide a report detailing the results of their research that includes acknowledgment of the Hurt Fellowship.

The following criteria must be met to be considered:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Pursuing an Anthropology major
  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 undergraduate credits; 9 graduate credits)

Required Application Materials:

  • Applicants must provide a 3-4 page prospectus outlining their proposed research that includes a description of the problem, the timeline for completion of data collection, analysis, and report writing, and a proposed budget.

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Application Deadline – February 15th

Other Opportunities

Basque Studies Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students completing the Basque Cultural Studies Certificate (9-credits), Basque Language certificates, and the Basque Studies Minor. Students enrolled in ANTH/BASQ-STD cross-listed courses should consider applying for these opportunities.

  • Pete Cenarrusa Memorial Scholarship
  • Jim Jausoro Memorial Scholarship
  • Pia Unamuno Anchustegui Memorial Scholarship
  • Frank and Winifred Ascuaga Memorial Scholarship

Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application

Application Deadline – February 15th

For more information on scholarships at Boise State University, you may visit the Financial Aid website.

External Opportunities

American Anthropological Association

Visit the American Anthropological Association website to learn more about opportunities available to students engaged in Anthropology programs and research.

Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in April 2021:

Spring 2021
Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
Results: April 25, 2021

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of full-time employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline.

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