Tuition Scholarships

The Department of Anthropology is a member of a regional consortium that automatically offers in-state tuition for students from 14 participating states even as they maintain their residency in their home state. Therefore out-of-state students from participating states receive a ¾ discount, with a value of roughly $20,000 a year, on their tuition. Students with residency in the following states are eligible: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. To benefit from this discount, simply indicate in your application packet that you wish to take advantage of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) program.

CLAS Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for available scholarships every spring semester, beginning in February. The scholarships are merit and need based, ranging from $300 - $1000.

Featured Scholarships

  • Melvin Albaum (Continuing Undergraduates, Need Based)
  • Phyllis Weisheit Schultz (Continuing Undergraduates, Merit Based)
  • Joseph Ben Trujillo (All students, Need Based)

National Scholarship Programs

You must be nominated and supported through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for applications to national scholarship programs. For more information about national scholarship opportunities, or for details about the application process and instructions, please contact the CLAS Advising Office, 303-315-7100.

More information about scholarship opportunities is also available on the Scholarship Resource Center.

Lambda Alpha National Scholarship

The Anthropology department is a member of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society, which offers competitive scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students are eligible for up to $5000 to apply to graduate school expenses. Graduate students are eligible for up to $2000 for thesis expenses. To qualify, undergraduate students must be Anthropology majors and must be graduating. Graduate students must have been enrolled in the MA program for at least a year, and have selected their thesis advisor and formed their thesis topic. The department will nominate students for this award; the deadline is March 15 of each year.