Financial Aid & Scholarships

We know students need financial support to thrive in their studies and research. That's why we offer Anthropology funding opportunities in addition to University-wide support, FAFSA and other sources of federal aid. 

Undergraduate Financial Aid

College and University Support

CAHSS and DU are here to support you through a range of scholarships, grants, loans and work study options, including summer support, internship funding, FAFSA and federal aid.

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Department Support

The Thomas Bogard Scholarship is awarded yearly through the Department of Anthropology. A junior or senior anthropology major is provided with financial support based on high academic achievement. 

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Graduate Financial Aid

The Department of Anthropology offers MA students four unique funding opportunities to support their studies and research. Beyond departmental options, grants, loans, work study, scholarships and fellowships are available through the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the University. Students can also apply for a limited number of graduate teaching assistant positions within the department.

Other Aid Sources

  • The Nelson Endowment

    This funding is made possible by a generous endowment from Sarah M. Nelson, former DU faculty member (1974–2007) and professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology. Since becoming a professor emerita, Sarah has continued to play an active role in the department, conducting research on the archaeology of East Asia, advising students and writing articles and books. The Nelson Endowment is awarded to support graduate student research expenses.

  • Helen M. Pustmueller Endowed Graduate Fellowship

    Helen M. Pustmueller made many significant contributions to DUMA over the years as a student, staff member and donor. She graduated from DU with an MA in anthropology in 1977. She worked in DUMA as a research associate and later curator of collections from 1978–1996. She was a strong proponent of the value of museum collections for anthropological research and a supporter of emerging museum technology. The Fellowship is awarded yearly to support an anthropology graduate student.

  • The Brown Endowment

    The Brown Endowment is given yearly to outstanding graduate students to pay for research-related expenses.

  • Christopher M. Haines Scholarship

    The Christopher M. Haines Scholarship is awarded yearly by the faculty and provides support to graduate students in anthropology.

  • CAHSS Graduate Financial Aid

    The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Student Research Award, which makes possible research and/or creative endeavors for travel or other expenses. Up to five awards for up to $1,250 each are available.

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  • DU Graduate Financial Aid

    The University of Denver offers institutional scholarships, work-study opportunities, loan options and summer financial aid, as well as scholarships for undocumented students. 

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