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The scholarships available from the Anthropology Department often vary from year to year since their availability depends in large part on the donations that we receive to fund them. Calls for applications for these scholarships are sent out from the Anthropology Department via emails, announcements in classes, and flyers posted around the Department.At present, we offer the following scholarships:


Archaeology and Anthropology Fieldwork Scholarships, including the Mike Swank Scholarship 

These scholarships support summer field training and fieldwork in archaeology and anthropology. CSUSB graduate students with an emphasis in anthropology, current CSUSB undergraduate anthropology majors and those CSUSB anthropology majors who complete their bachelor's degree in the spring quarter immediately prior to the start of the summer are eligible to apply.

The scholarships provide funds to help meet the cost of field education, e.g. fees, books, travel and related expenses, room and board, for students taking a field course or engaged in field research under the supervision of a faculty member at this or another institution of higher education.  Scholarships are provided as support that is additional to any financial aid package.

Several scholarships are awarded each year and the amounts awarded to individual students vary based on need, available funds, and the quality of the applications.  The deadline for applications usually falls in April each year and is announced via email, flyers, etc.

ASA – Southern California Archaeology Scholarships

These scholarships support training for students in southern California archaeology.  The funding supports both research by CSUSB students enrolled in the MA in Applied Archaeology and field training of CSUSB undergraduate anthropology majors.  A call for applications is usually made late in the winter quarter or early in the spring quarter.  However, research funding for graduate students may also be available at other times.

Dora J. Prieto and Yolanda T. Moses Scholarships

These scholarships, which offer general financial aid to students, give preference to CSUSB anthropology majors.  These scholarships are managed by the Financial Aid office.  Students apply for them via the FAFSA process.








Some Recent Scholarship Awards

Gwen Partlow ($4,800): Mortuary Field School in Giecz, Poland






Le Ann Kubiak ($6,600): Archaeological Field School in Galway, Ireland 







Julian Acuna ($1,164): Drone School in Los Guachimontones, Mexico


Steven Powell, MA ($1934): Shell Midden Analysis, Oaxaca, Mexico Monte Alban






Robert Mitchell, MA ($2,800): Lost Churches Osteology Field School, Romania Excavation







David Faith, MA ($2,800): Field School, Coos Bay, Oregon  Campout






Gabrielle Turner ($3,600): Slavia Foundation Mortuary Field School, Poland  Excavation