Department of Anthropology Call for Applications: Commonwealth Heritage Group Diversity Scholarship in Archaeology

We are happy to announce the call for applications for the Commonwealth Heritage Group Diversity Scholarship Award in Archaeology at Michigan State University. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have high financial need and who have been enrolled in archaeology courses offered by the Department of Anthropology. Preference will be given to students who show an interest in public archaeology research including the investigation of diverse cultures, demonstrated through their extracurricular activities, research, and/or coursework. Preference will also be given to students who are first generation to attend college and/or are educationally disadvantaged. Special consideration shall be given to ensure that this scholarship supports the Donor’s desire of building and supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion in the Department of Anthropology.

Applicants must submit a written statement expressing interest in and/or experience with public archaeology, plans to incorporate public archaeology into their career, and provide the names of two references.

Application deadline is: April 15, 2022. Please submit applications to

Recipients will generally be selected during the spring semester, with awards to be effective the following fall semester. The Scholarship shall be awarded to one student each year in the amount of $5,000.

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