Scholarships and Awards

Anthropology Scholarships and Awards


The Department offers two tuition and fees scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in anthropology. The Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarships are awarded each year to anthropology majors based on their academic achievement. Both financial need and scholastic achievement are considered when choosing the recipient of the Stephen Richard Weller Memorial Scholarship.  Starting in Spring 2022, students will apply for scholarships through a portal called Appalachian Scholarship Application Portal (ASAP) instead of using previous departmental application forms.   Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open on January 3, 2022 and close on February 15, 2022.  Apply at or through the “Student” tab in your AppalNet account.

To learn more about our scholarships and current recipients:


Small summer stipends are available through the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship Fund:

In addition, faculty select an outstanding graduating senior or seniors to receive the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Outstanding Senior in Anthropology Award.

The Department also recognizes a student with the Dr. Susan E. Keefe Practicing Anthropology Award, who has contributed in a significant way to solving problems using anthropological theories and methods.

College Scholarships

Consider scholarships offered by the college. Visit the college website to see the qualifications for each scholarship offered. For more questions, contact the Dean's office at or (828) 262-3078. 

  • Sally A. Callegari Memorial Scholarship for Gender Diversity in Animal Studies
  • Drs. Joanne Smith and Don R. Brannon Scholarship for Natural Sciences
  • Richard A. Thomas Memorial Scholarship for Arts and Sciences 
  • Jonathan K. Perryman Memorial Scholarship for the Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholarships
  • The Peggy Harmon Shore Pre-Health Care Professional Endowed Scholarship

More about the: Sally A. Callegari Memorial Scholarship for Gender Diversity in Animal Studies (launched in 2019-2020)

This scholarship provides support in the amount of ($2,000 for one academic year) to an undergraduate student with demonstrated personal or research experiences of sexism, or who demonstrate an interest to the advancement of women in the sciences through their own work/activism, and who demonstrate a commitment to ending gender-based discrimination to enter into a profession that includes an interest in the wellbeing of animals (i.e. veterinary medicine, biology, animal welfare, primatology, etc.) 

Faculty and Staff Awards

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, teaching, or scholarly work. Help support the Department of Anthropology by nominating a faculty or staff member in recognition of their positive contribution to the College and University! Nominations are normally due in August. Read more here on how to nominate a faculty or staff member of the Department.