Scholarships and Awards

Anthropology Scholarships and Awards


The Department offers several scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in anthropology. Students must apply for these scholarships through ASAP (Appalachian Scholarship Application Portal) during the application window of Dec. 1-Feb. 7.  (For Loucks summer research awards, there will be an additional application window later in the spring semester, exact dates TBA.) 

To learn more about our scholarships follow the links below:

Funding for Summer Research and Training

Small summer stipends are available through the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship Fund to support student training in anthropology.  Applications for the Loucks Summer Stipends will be accepted in the spring semester (dates TBA).

Outstanding Senior Award

Each year, faculty select an outstanding graduating senior or seniors to receive the Dr. L. Jill Loucks Memorial Award for Outstanding Senior

College Scholarships

Consider scholarships offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. 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.

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.