Awards and Scholarships
Awards are made on an annual basis.
Applications are due by March 18 and funding decisions are made by March 31.
For information on how to apply for one of these undergraduate awards/deadlines, please contact the anthropology department.
Dr. Michael W. Graves, UNM Professor of Anthropology and former chair of the Department (2007-2014) and his sister, Kathryn Tedrick, established this award to honor the memory of their mother, Maxine Graves and her support for advanced education. The scholarship annually supports research activities of Anthropology students accepted to the undergraduate Honors Program or who enroll in Anthropology 498. This award ranges from $750 - $1,500 depending on available funds.
The family of Barbara MacCaulley created this scholarship in her memory. It provides two awards of up to $750 - $1,500 (depending on available funds) given to outstanding full-time undergraduates in their senior year concentrating in Archaeology with a preference for female students. This scholarship may be used to pay for travel and lodging at professional meetings and for fieldwork or laboratory research.
The Ortiz Center, Maxwell, Museum, and Anthropology Department established this fellowship program in honor of Alfonso Ortiz, former Professor of Anthropology and recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the "Genius Award), to support Native American and Indigenous undergraduate students. This award is given to indigenous students who are or have taken Anthropology courses or who are majoring Anthropology. The award can be used to cover the costs of tuition, student fees, field schools, field research (including travel), or presentations at professional meetings. Applicants must have at least sophomore standing (30 credit hours) and must be a member of a Native American tribe or who have Native Hawaiian, Native Alaskan, or Native Pacific Islander ancestry. This award ranges from $750 - $1,500 depending on available funds.
The Department of Anthropology established this fund in honor of John Martin "Jack" Campbell, former Chair of the Department of Anthropology (1964-1972) and Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (1974-1975). This award supports participation in professional meetings or research projects by undergraduate Anthropology majors at UNM. The award can be used to defray the costs of travel and lodging at meetings, as well as the costs of research related training or independent projects. This award ranges from $750 - $1,500 depending on available funds.
Dr. Ann Ramenofsky, southwestern archaeologist and emerita associate professor, created this award in 2010 to recognize and support research activities of Anthropology students accepted to the undergraduate Honors Program or students who enroll in Anthropology 498. This award ranges from $750 - $1,500 depending on available funds.
Jeanette and James Larson Anthropology Scholarship
This award was established by Jeanette and James Larson to support undergraduate anthropology students. The award ranges from $750 - $1,250 depending on available funds. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, housing, meals, transportation, and other costs associated with attending UNM. Preference may be given to eligible students who come from groups that have been underrepresented in attending college, such as first-generation college students or transfer students from community colleges/branch campuses.