Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

Scholarship Application

Awards are made on an annual basis.  

Applications are due on March 1 and funding decisions are made by March 15. 

For information on how to apply for one of these undergraduate awards/deadlines, please contact the anthropology department.


A. Maxine Graves Undergraduate Award

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, with awards up to $1000.

Barbara MacCaulley Endowment Scholarship

The family of Barbara MacCaulley created this scholarship in her memory. It provides two awards of up to $750 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.

Alfonso Ortiz Undergraduate Fellowships for Indigenous Scholars

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.

The John Martin "Jack" Campbell Award for Undergraduate Student Research

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, up to $500, 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.

The Ann Ramenofsky Honors Fellowship Award

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, with awards up to $750.

The Frank C. Hibben Undergraduate Research and Training Summer Fellowship

Funded through the Frank C. Hibben Charitable Trust, these scholarships provide support to Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific Islander undergraduate students attending a field school with UNM anthropology faculty or other structured, supervised research experience with a UNM Anthropology faculty member. . Scholarships support of tuition, fees, and other related costs.  Variable awards granted based on nomination of student by a UNM Anthropology faculty member