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Scholarships & Awards

The Department of Anthropology proudly awards several endowed scholarships to undergraduate students each year. Undergraduate anthropology majors can apply for departmental, college, and university-level scholarships.

Anthropology Scholarships and Awards

  • Kate Burkhart Archaeology Scholarship: Each year the Anthropology department awards the Kate Burkhart Archaeology Scholarship to one or more undergraduate Anthropology major(s) who is/are primarily interested in archaeology.
  • Anthropology Undergraduate Essay Award: The Department annually gives out an Anthropology Undergraduate Essay Award for an excellent paper written by an undergraduate.
  • Rice Undergraduate Essay Award: Papers by undergraduates that show promise for publication or presentation at a professional meeting can also be considered for the Rice Undergraduate Essay Award.
  • Outstanding Student Awards: The Department each year gives an award to the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Anthropology majors with the highest overall grade point average. (No application necessary)
  • Excellence in Anthropology Awards: The Department each year gives awards to graduating Senior Anthropology majors with outstanding grade point averages. (No application necessary)

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships and Awards

  • Mae Nelson Memorial Endowment Scholarship:  Awarded to a full-time female student who has demonstrated an interest in public affairs and public service and has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Nick P. Calamos and Kimberly K. Calamos College of Liberal Arts Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate student preparing to enter the junior or senior year with a major in the College of Liberal Arts and who has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who is able to demonstrate active interest and participation (through academic study and/or professional involvement) in business 'entrepreneurship'.
  • Senator Penny Severns Macon County Scholarship:  Awarded to full-time undergraduate student who is a Macon County resident with demonstrated leadership skills and financial need.
  • Senator Penny Severns Character Counts Scholarship:  Awarded to a full-time student at SIUC with high academic standing, demonstrated leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, demonstrated involvement in community service, and demonstrated financial need.
  • Senator Penny Severns Making a Difference Scholarship:  Awarded to a full-time student at SIUC with high academic standing, demonstrated leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, demonstrated involvement in community service, and demonstrated financial need.