Scholarships & Awards

Research Awards

We frequently offer undergraduate research awards to help fund research-related expenses specifically associated with the undergraduate anthropology major. The competition for the undergraduate research awards is usually held in the spring every year.

Additionally, we award the Dr. G. Edward Evans Scholarship in Anthropology, which provides financial support for anthropology majors interested in pursuing North American archaeology or North American ethnography.

Recent awards have funded students to attend field schools in the US, the UK, and Kenya, as well as training in techniques like X-ray-computed tomography.


We also offer several undergraduate prizes for outstanding research papers and contributions to student life:

  • the Neil C. Tappen Prize for best research paper in biological anthropology
  • the Elden Johnson Prize for the best research paper in archaeology
  • the Robert F. Spencer Prize for the best research paper in sociocultural anthropology
  • Each year, we also award the Eugene Ogan Prize to students who have provided outstanding service to the undergraduate anthropology community.

Scholarships in CLA

Students who are participating in unpaid internships are encouraged to apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. These $1,500 scholarships are designated for CLA undergraduate students who are currently working unpaid internships.

Apply for other scholarships for students in the College of Liberal Arts

University of Minnesota Honors Program Scholarships

Students in the University of Minnesota Honors Program may apply for the several available scholarships.


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