Scholarships

Department of Anthropology Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award recognizes the graduating Anthropology Major who has the best overall performance as a student.  The Awardee will also be nominated for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Dean’s Academic Honors Award.

The student receiving this award will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a cash award funded by Archaeological Research Center, Department of Anthropology, CSUS.

Criteria:

Applicant must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5

Application Materials:
  • A letter of application in a form of a 2 - 3 page long biographical statement. Herein, the applicant must discuss her/his academic achievements and future goals. Applicant must also discuss how s/he used the knowledge gained in order to contribute to the larger community.
  • A copy of Resume
  • A copy of unofficial transcript(s).
Application Deadline:

The application materials should be addressed and submitted to the Department of Anthropology Chair at rtrichur@csus.edu. All application materials must be received by the set deadline.

John W. Connor Scholarship 

The John W. Connor Scholarship is awarded by the Department of Anthropology, in consort with Dr. John W. Connor to a graduating Anthropology Major with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average. Student must have graduated with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average for the academic year.

The student receiving this award will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a scholarship award funded by the John W. Connor Endowment Fund and disbursed through the Scholarship Office.

Criteria:
  • Applicant must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student in all but the final semester where the studdent may be enrolled less than full time.
* The student with the highest GPA will be identified and contacted by the Anthropology Department.

Richard Reeve Scholarship 

Instituted in memory of Professor Richard Reeve, the first chair of the Department of Anthropology,CSUS, this award recognizes a graduating Anthropology Major for his/her contributions to furthering the discipline of anthropology.

The student receiving this award will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a scholarship award funded by the Department of Anthropology. Award will be disbursed via the Scholarship Office.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must have participated in discipline based extracurricular activities

Application Materials/Deadline:

  • The application includes several questions. Make sure to be as detailed as possible and include information discussing participation in extracurricular activities and how that contributes to furthering the discipline of anthropology, academic achievements and future goals. All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

Edgar Lee Jordan Undergraduate Scholarship 

Instituted in memory of Professor Edgar Lee Jordan, this award recognizes the potential contribution by an anthropology student to the field of Anthropology. This scholarship can be used to cover tutition fees for an Anthropology sumer field school or course, taken at CSUS or other academic institutions, registration to attend/present at a conference, attend workshop, or any other educational opportunity.

The student receiving this award will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a scholarship award funded by the Edgar Lee Jordan memorial fund. Award will be disbursed via the Scholarship Office.  

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be working on an udergraduate degree in anthropology.
  • Have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.2 at Sac State.
  • Applicant must be enrolled at least half time at the time of the award.

Application Materials/Deadline:

  • The application includes several questions. Make sure to be as detailed as possible and indicate when the activity will take place, how the scholarhsip will be used, and explain how the educational opportunity furthers the student's academic or professional goals.
  • Applicant must additionally send to the Department of Anthropology Chair a document which provides background information on the eduational opportunity, including documenation of conference/paper acceptance, background literature, and itemized budget.
  • A copy of Resume
  • All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

Additional Requirements:

  • Additional application materials should be addressed and submitted to the Department of Anthropology Chair at rtrichur@csus.edu by the set deadline. 
  • Proof of registration/completion of course, conference registration/attendance must be provided prior to distributiion of award.

Edgar Lee Jordan Graduate Scholarship 

Instituted in memory of Professor Edgar Lee Jordan, this award recognizes the potential contribution by an anthropology graduate student to the field of Archaeology or Biological Anthropology.  

The student receiving this award will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a scholarship award funded by the Edgar Lee Jordan memorial fund. Award will be disbursed via the Scholarship Office. 

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be working on a graduate degree in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology.
  • Have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.2.
  • Applicant must be enrolled at least half time at the time of the award.
  • Student must be on classified standing.

Application Materials/Deadline:

  • The application includes several questions. Make sure to be as detailed as possible and explain how the educational opportunity furthers the student's academic or professional goals.

Additional Requirements:

  • Additional application materials should be addressed and submitted to the Department of Anthropology Chair at rtrichur@csus.edu by the set deadline. 
  • Additionally, submit to Department Chair copy of approved prospectus and itemized budget for intented used of scholarship. 
  • Proof of registration/completion of course, and/orconference registration/attendance must be provided prior to distributiion of award.

George Rich Graduate Scholarship 

Instituted in memory of Professor George Rich, this award recognizes the potential contribution by an anthropology graduate student to the field of Cultural and/or Linguistic Anthropology. 

The student receiving this award will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition and scholarship award funded by the George Rich Scholarship fund and distributed to student through the Scholarship Office.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be working on a Marster's Degree in Anthropology in the subdisciplines of Cultural or Linguistic.
  • Have a minimum overal GPA of 3.8 as a graduate student.
  • Applicant must have been advanced to candidacy for the current academic year.
  • Applicant must have earned an "A" in Anth 205 and Anth 207.

Application Materials/Deadline:

  • The application includes several questions. Make sure to be as detailed as possible and include information discussing participation in extracurricular activities and how that contributes to furthering the discipline of anthropology, academic achievements and future goals. All application materials must be received by the application deadline.