University Scholarships


    College of Liberal Arts - open in Winter Term

    (http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/scholarships/)

    • Kelly G. Bacon Scholarship
    • Dean's Scholarship
    • Tom and Pat Gallagher Scholarship
    • David Morgan Kiekel Memorial Scholarship
    • Genevieve Andrews Pershke Scholarship
    • Florence Gradon Ragen and Louis Brooks Ragen Scholarship
    • Lisa Taubman Scholarship
       
    OSU Anthropology Scholarships & Awards

    The OSU Anthropology program sponsors a number of scholarships and awards for undergraduate Anthropology majors and Anthropology graduate students.  The purpose, eligibility, and timeline for each award are listed below.  Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate eligible colleagues for any award (unless indicated otherwise in the award description), using the following LINK (under construction).

    2021 Deadline: all nominations must be received by 4pm PST, April 25th


    Awards for Graduate & Undergraduate Students

    Alumni Award

    The Alumni Award is presented annually to an undergraduate or graduate student in Anthropology. This fund is established through the generosity of Anthropology alumni. This scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance of $500-$1000 to an outstanding student with a career interest in Anthropology. The criteria for this scholarship are as follows:

    • Minimum 3.5 GPA,
    • any concentration of anthropology,
    • a career interest in anthropology,
    • and involvement in community, campus, or professional anthropological activities.

    Deadline: Spring Quarter


    Awards for Undergraduate Students:

    Kalervo Oberg Outstanding Senior Award
    This award is presented annually to an Anthropology senior based on scholarship, leadership, and service. The award is a memorial to Kalervo Oberg, who increased our knowledge about peoples in Africa and the Americas and identified the emotional impacts of cross-cultural experience. A monetary award of $500 is included, and the recipient's name will be engraved on the OSU Anthropology Award Plaque and will also appear in the Commencement Bulletin.

    Deadline: Spring Quarter


    The Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship

    This award encourages our students to seek out opportunities to spend time in cultures different from their own in order to expand their cultural knowledge and their anthropological skills. The award provides up to $1,000 of financial assistance and is open to undergraduate anthropology majors in any subfield or specialization.

    Requirements:

    • enrolled undergraduate anthropology major
    • acceptance on a qualified learning abroad program (including study, internship and research abroad programs)
    • completion of 12 credits of anthropology
    • GPA of 3.25 or above in anthropology course work
    • 10 week minimum stay

    Preferred:

    • a non-Western setting
    • programs that require language training
    • stays longer than one term
    • placement with a host family

    Exclusions:

    • International students returning to their native country
    • International students for study in the U.S.

    Application Instructions:

    • 1-2 page essay, describing your plans to study abroad
    • Current curriculum vitae or resume

    Deadline: Spring Quarter


    Awards for Graduate Students:

    Deanna Kingston Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award
    The OSU Anthropology Program and School of Language, Culture & Society are proud to offer the Deanna Kingston Memorial Graduate Teaching Assistantship to a Native American, Alaska Native, Indigenous North American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander student who seeks a graduate degree in anthropology at the master's (MA/MS) or doctoral (PhD) level. This award offers a full academic year (3 terms) of tuition remission, stipend, and health benefits at a .49 FTE level.  Each term during the award, the awardee will serve as a graduate teaching assistant for an undergraduate anthropology course at OSU.  After the first year, awardees will be eligible for additional support as a graduate teaching assistant at a .3 FTE level, limited to 3 terms (1 year) of support for MA/MS students and 9 terms (3 years) for PhD students.

    To apply for this award, interested students should first apply for admission to either the Master's or PhD program in Applied Anthropology at OSU. Applicants should indicate their interest in the award and briefly discuss their tribal affiliations and engagement with indigenous communities in their Statement of Purpose. At least one letter of recommendation included in the application should also briefly address the applicant's relations and engagement with tribal or indigenous communities. For more information, visit the award website.

    Deadline: Annually during Winter Quarter, January 4.

    Applied Anthropology Graduate Student Research Award
    We are pleased to announce this competition for a research development award for Masters and PhD students in the Applied Anthropology program. For PhD students, only those proposing pilot research (not the main dissertation research) are eligible. We anticipate making several awards this year, ranging from $500 up to $2,000. Grants are intended to support research activities beginning Summer term. Awardees will have a full year (until June of the following year) to use the award funds.

    The purpose of this competition is to support graduate student success in scholarly research, and elevate the research profile of our program, the School of Language, Culture, and Society, and the College of Liberal Arts. These small, internal research awards are intended to help students (1) travel to field sites to make connections with gatekeepers, community leaders, and collaborators and/or collect data and (2) leverage the resulting experiences, relationships, and data to compete successfully for larger, external grants from organizations like the National Science Foundation, Fulbright, Wenner-Gren, and the Social Science Research Council. Recent successes in applying for external grants among our graduate students have depended in part on some form of seed money.

    Proposal and process selection - The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 1 at 5pm. Application materials should be emailed to Sarah Cunningham as a single PDF or word document. Students should apply by submitting the following:

    1. Proposal narrative: 2-3 pages maximum, single spaced, summarizing:
      1. Research questions and planned research procedures
      2. Intellectual merit and broader impacts of the research
      3. PhD students only: How the proposed pilot research will support your success in securing external dissertation funding.
    2. Budget: include line items, subtotals, any funding that is already available, and the total amount requested from this competition. Research requiring travel outside Corvallis will be favored over Corvallis-based research.
      1. Note: Although we are unable to process a reimbursement for equipment or supplies, some equipment (not including software) can be purchased by the department. Any applicant including these items in their budget should consult with Karen Mills prior to spending any of their award.
    3. Budget narrative: 1 page maximum, single spaced, detailing planned research expenses (why each line item is necessary and how the subtotals were calculated).
    4. Cover page (see next page): Students must obtain their major professor’s signature on the cover page before submitting the application materials.

    The Graduate Program Director will assemble a review committee of anthropology faculty, who will score proposals and make award announcements by May 22. For research involving human subjects, IRB approval or exemption status is not required at the time of application, but this will be required before funds are disbursed. Students and their major professors are responsible for confirming with Oregon State University’s IRB whether or not the proposed research requires IRB review.

    Reporting requirements - If awarded, students will be expected to submit a brief report (3 pages) and make a public presentation, as part of our Tan Sack series or in a separate venue, by Week 5 of the Spring term.

    Deadline: Spring Quarter

    Service to Undergraduate Education Award
    This award is given to an outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in OSU's Anthropology program. This scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance of $1000 to an outstanding teaching assistant for their service to undergraduate teaching, either on the Corvallis campus or OSU's Ecampus.

    Deadline: Spring Quarter

    Thomas C. Hogg Memorial Scholarship Book Fund
    This award is given to one first-year international student accepted in the graduate program in Anthropology at Oregon State University. The scholarship is not renewable and cannot exceed $450 per academic year.  The scholarship began in 1988 to honor the memory of Thomas C. Hogg who joined the Anthropology Department in 1965, became associate professor in 1969 and department chair in 1972.

    Deadline: Spring Quarter

    OSU Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Specific

    The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program has two yearly scholarships:

    The Judy Mann DiStefano Memorial Scholarship - Dr. Judy Mann DiStefano's commitment to feminism, activism, and pacifism were reflected in her role as a history professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Her roots were in the Northwest, and her mother, Jane Goodale Mann, was a graduate of Oregon State University. This scholarship provides an annual $2,000 stipend to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University.

    Jeanne Dost, Margaret Lumpkin and Jo Anne Trow Founders Scholarship - Jeanne Dost, Margaret Lumpkin, and Jo Anne Trow helped establish OSU's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (formerly Women Studies) Program in 1972, with Dr. Dost as its first director.  This scholarship honors their contributions, and provides a $750 stipend to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies undergraduate majors, MA, and PhD students may apply for these scholarships.

    Selection criteria include academic excellence, commitment to feminist ideals, and financial need. A complete application includes the summary application form, essay, financial aid information, and two letters of recommendation. Applications will be ready for distribution in the Spring.

    OSU Office of Global Affairs
    National Scholarships
    Discipline Specific-National

    Jane Waldbaum Archaeological Scholarship-Field School for Women

    Emerson Hunger Fellowship

    Women in Archaeology Field School Scholarship

    Area Studies/Minority Scholarships

    Disclaimer: OSU is not responsible for scholarships located on this site, other than those offered by Oregon State University. This page is intended for information only, it is the responsibility of the user to research availability and regulations for each resource.

    College of Liberal Arts - open in Winter Term

    (http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/scholarships/)

    • Kelly G. Bacon Scholarship
    • Dean's Scholarship
    • Tom and Pat Gallagher Scholarship
    • David Morgan Kiekel Memorial Scholarship
    • Genevieve Andrews Pershke Scholarship
    • Florence Gradon Ragen and Louis Brooks Ragen Scholarship
    • Lisa Taubman Scholarship

    OSU Anthropology Scholarships & Awards

    The OSU Anthropology program sponsors a number of scholarships and awards for undergraduate Anthropology majors and Anthropology graduate students.  The purpose, eligibility, and timeline for each award are listed below.  Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate eligible colleagues for any award (unless indicated otherwise in the award description), using the following LINK (under construction).

    2019 Deadline: all nominations must be received by 4pm PST, April 25th

    Awards for Graduate & Undergraduate Students

    Alumni Award: The Alumni Award is presented annually to an undergraduate or graduate student in Anthropology. This fund is established through the generosity of Anthropology alumni. This scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance of $500-$1000 to an outstanding student with a career interest in Anthropology. The criteria for this scholarship are as follows:

    • Minimum 3.5 GPA,
    • any concentration of anthropology,
    • a career interest in anthropology,
    • and involvement in community, campus, or professional anthropological activities.

    Deadline: Spring Quarter

    Awards for Undergraduate Students

    Kalervo Oberg Outstanding Senior Award: This award is presented annually to an Anthropology senior based on scholarship, leadership, and service. The award is a memorial to Kalervo Oberg, who increased our knowledge about peoples in Africa and the Americas and identified the emotional impacts of cross-cultural experience. A monetary award of $500 is included, and the recipient's name will be engraved on the OSU Anthropology Award Plaque and will also appear in the Commencement Bulletin.

    Deadline: Spring Quarter

    Awards for Undergraduate Students

    The Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship: This award encourages our students to seek out opportunities to spend time in cultures different from their own in order to expand their cultural knowledge and their anthropological skills. The award provides up to $1,000 of financial assistance and is open to undergraduate anthropology majors in any subfield or specialization.

    Requirements:

    • enrolled undergraduate anthropology major
    • acceptance on a qualified learning abroad program (including study, internship and research abroad programs)
    • completion of 12 credits of anthropology
    • GPA of 3.25 or above in anthropology course work
    • 10 week minimum stay

    Preferred:

    • a non-Western setting
    • programs that require language training
    • stays longer than one term
    • placement with a host family

    Exclusions:

    • International students returning to their native country
    • International students for study in the U.S.

    Application Instructions:

    • 1-2 page essay, describing your plans to study abroad
    • Current curriculum vitae or resume

    Deadline: Spring Quarter

    Awards for Graduate Students

    Deanna Kingston Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award: The OSU Anthropology Program and School of Language, Culture & Society are proud to offer the Deanna Kingston Memorial Graduate Teaching Assistantship to a Native American, Alaska Native, Indigenous North American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander student who seeks a graduate degree in anthropology at the master's (MA/MS) or doctoral (PhD) level. This award offers a full academic year (3 terms) of tuition remission, stipend, and health benefits at a .49 FTE level.  Each term during the award, the awardee will serve as a graduate teaching assistant for an undergraduate anthropology course at OSU.  After the first year, awardees will be eligible for additional support as a graduate teaching assistant at a .3 FTE level, limited to 3 terms (1 year) of support for MA/MS students and 9 terms (3 years) for PhD students.

    To apply for this award, interested students should first apply for admission to either the Master's or PhD program in Applied Anthropology at OSU. Applicants should indicate their interest in the award and briefly discuss their tribal affiliations and engagement with indigenous communities in their Statement of Purpose. At least one letter of recommendation included in the application should also briefly address the applicant's relations and engagement with tribal or indigenous communities. For more information, visit the award website.

    Deadline: Annually during Winter Quarter, January 4.