Student Funding

The department encourages all undergraduate majors and minors to frequently check this page to apply for funding opportunities as they become available.

Department Awards

Research Funding

Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award
Award Amount: Up to $750

The Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award supports independent undergraduate research. This award honors the memory of Phyllis Hartrich, who served for many years as the Undergraduate Coordinator in our department. The research project must be designed and carried out by students in consultation with their advisors. The award is designed to defray expenses directly related to research, including equipment and travel to research sites. No funds will be provided for travel to conferences or for research designed by a faculty member. Awards will be announced at the annual department graduation in May, and will cover expenses for research projects carried out over the subsequent calendar year.

The selection committee will make one or more awards totaling up to $750. 

Please apply using the Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award application.

Awards and Scholarships

The Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society
Lambda Alpha National Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2023 

  • An undergraduate senior student scholarship for $5,000 will be awarded to a graduating senior in the current academic year (2022- 2023).
  • The scholarship nominees must be majoring in anthropology and plan on attending graduate school in anthropology.
  • The winner of the scholarship will be announced in April or May 2023. This scholarship is intended to help pay for the students graduate education costs.
  • The scholarship award money will be sent directly to the student once they submit proof of registration for graduate school. The selected students have until August 2025 to submit their request for their scholarship money.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.
  • A statement of future professional plans limited to one page or less, single spaced.
  • A document must be submitted in manuscript form, double spaced, 10-20 pages in length, ready for consideration for publication in the Lambda Alpha Journal. The purpose of submitting a paper is to evaluate formal writing skill, and an ability to compose a research paper. Original thesis manuscripts, previously published papers, co-authored publications, and contract archaeological reports are not acceptable.

If you are interested in applying for this prestigious scholarship, please submit the statement of future professional plans and the 10-20 page paper to the Anthropology Undergraduate office by February 24, 2023

Email Carol Zittel at  NO late submissions will be accepted.  Only one application will be submitted to Lambda Alpha for consideration. 

More information on Lambda Alpha can be found here:


2023 UUP Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

SUNY undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by United University Professions, the union that represents academic and professional faculty at the State University of New York.

The application deadline for the UUP College Scholarship Fund scholarships is March 1, 2023. Applications are on UUP’s website, at

The Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Applicants for the scholarships must demonstrate personal and academic achievement and display a strong record of community service. UUP awards the scholarships to students on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on the number of times a student may apply.

For more information, contact UUP’s Administrative Office at (800) 342-4206. 


Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Fund
Award Amount: $1,000 
Deadline: March 6, 2023

To apply for this award, a student must be a NYS resident enrolled in an accredited NYS college or university undergraduate anthropology or history program.  The student applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours; be majoring in anthropology or history; and be intending to pursue a career in archaeology (prehistoric, historic, military, industrial, marine) or museology; and be able to show a financial need.
The applicant must provide:
1).   A current college transcript showing a “B” average or better
2).   A financial need statement (financial aid verification form from the college) 
3).   A letter describing involvement in archaeological projects; a brief description of financial need; and applicant’s future plans (stated in the applicant’s own words & writing)
4).   A recommendation from a professional archaeologist
The application for this award must be postmarked no later than March 6, 2023.  It is advised that materials be sent as early as possible in the event that the committee has questions.  All materials are to be sent to Dr. Ellis McDowell-Loudan at the following address.
Dr. Ellis McDowell - Loudan
Box 502
3 West Academy St.
McGraw, NY 13101

A committee composed of professional archaeologists, and avocational members of the Beauchamp Chapter will review the applications after March 6, and select the award recipient. 

The award winner will be selected no later than April 15, 2023 and announced at the 104th NYSAA Annual Meeting in Suffern, NY during the NYSAA annual awards banquet on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Sponsored by the William M. Beauchamp Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.

Internship Funding

Duke University Undergraduate Internship 
Stipend: $4800 + free housing and campus food plan
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

Duke University’s Evolutionary Anthropology Department is seeking two engaged undergraduate students to participate in an 8-week paid laboratory research internship this summer (June 5th-July 31st, 2023). Evolutionary anthropology is the study of humankind's place in nature. The central questions of this unique discipline revolve around reconstructing how humans arose from our primate ancestors and investigating how our evolutionary past shapes human diversity, health, and society today.

Interns will be mentored by researchers (faculty, postdocs, and graduate students) from their host lab to carry out an independent research project. By the end of the summer, interns will have gained key insights into the research process, learned valuable skills both in research protocols and professional development, and built important connections in the field. Interns will be further prepared and encouraged to continue collaborations beyond the duration of the internship via participation in research and presentation of research at an academic conference. Specific details of ongoing projects in each lab are detailed in on the next page of this application. Please note which labs you are interested in so you can provide this information in your application.

The internship will take place from June 5th, 2023 to July 31st, 2023. Interns must be available for the entire 8-week duration. Interns will receive a stipend ($4,800) and be provided free housing on Duke University’s campus and on campus food plan. Applications are due March 15th by 5pm EST.

Please visit application website at:

We encourage members from historically underrepresented groups to apply, such as students currently enrolled in a Historically Black College or University in North Carolina within commuter distance (e.g., fewer than 50 miles) to Duke University as to better facilitate continued collaboration and mentorship beyond the internship. Applicants must be current first, second, or third year full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university.

If you would like to speak to a program organizer as you prepare your application, please email ( Questions are welcome and encouraged.

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