Scholarship for Historically Underrepresented Persons in Anthropology 

The Award 

The purpose of this award is to encourage members of racialized minorities to complete masters degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and promoting research on issues of concern among historically marginalized populations.

The Department of Anthropology invites current or incoming masters candidates in anthropology to apply for a scholarship of up to $1000/semester that may be used for tuition, books, research, or other expenses related to the pursuit of their degree. The award may be combined with a Graduate Assistantship.  

Eligibility & Restrictions  

An applicant must be:  

  • A member of a historically underrepresented U.S. racialized minority group such as African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians or Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/as, Chicano/as, or Pacific Islanders. 
  • Accepted or enrolled in the MA program in anthropology. 
  • Candidates must have a record of outstanding academic achievement. 

Renewals and restrictions:  

  • Award recipients may reapply for a second scholarship cycle, but renewals are not guaranteed.  
  • Awards will not be provided for more than 2 academic years.  

To Apply

  • Submit a 500-750 word statement that speaks to eligibility and career goals in applied anthropology. 
  • Send application to anthropology@memphis.edu with the subject line “HUP Award Application”.  
  • Deadline: April 1 for Fall admissions and November 15 for Spring admissions.