Scholarships and Awards

Anthropology Majors can apply for the following departmental scholarships and awards. The department also awards several honors through faculty nomination. 

Department of Anthropology Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship

Awarded to anthropology majors to help offset the cost of a plane ticket and travel expenses. Applicants must be participating in programs approved by the UMass International Programs Office. The application is due on April 15 of each year and the application process is conducted through Academic Works.

Department of Anthropology Undergraduate Conference Travel Award

Grants are awarded to anthropology majors, exclusively for travel to national and international conferences that occur between September 1 and August 31 of the current academic year, for the purpose of presenting a paper, poster, or participating in professional or academic development activities. Grant funds apply to registration, transportation, and lodging expenses documented by receipts. Meals, copying, and other incidentals are not reimbursable. Students are strongly encouraged to share travel expenses with others attending the conference.

Read More About Scholarships

Application deadlines are in early October and again in early February. The application process is conducted through Academic Works.

All your scholarships. All in one place.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) has implemented an exciting and convenient new system, Academic Works, which automatically matches you with the scholarships you’re eligible for. These include scholarships offered through SBS, your major department, Commonwealth Honors College, CICS, the Alumni Association, and financial aid. By spring 2019, all scholarships offered at UMass will be in the Academic Works Platform.

Simply enroll in Academic Works, fill out the general scholarship application and the application for your college, and watch as all the scholarships you’re qualified for are populated on your screen.

How to enroll and apply

  1. Go to the Academic Works webpage and sign in with your UMass Net ID and password.
  2. Complete the General Application. Once you do this, you’ll see all the scholarships you qualify for. Once you do this, you’ll see any supplemental applications for your major(s).  Completing the supplemental applications will qualify you for additional scholarships.
  3. Click on a scholarship link and upload supplementary documents (resumes, letters from faculty, etc., depending on the award)
  4. Submit your application and see your dashboard, which shows you the status of any pending and submitted applications.

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