Financial Awards

Graduate Assistantships

Departmental graduate assistantships carry a stipend and tuition waiver. Awards are competitive, based on faculty evaluation of the academic abilities and professional promise of applicants as well as the teaching needs of the Department. Duties include preparing and teaching courses, and assisting faculty by developing classroom activities, grading, and holding review sessions.

Arkansas Graduate Fellowship in Anthropology

A scholarship for a full-time graduate student in anthropology is available to one graduate student in good standing. The award is renewable for one year.

Unless told otherwise, all applicants who are accepted for graduate studies will be considered for all financial support opportunities available to the department.

Arkansas Archeological Survey Assistantship

The Arkansas Archeological Survey selects a student to receive “The Davis Internship Award in Public Archaeology” to augment his/her research assistantship. This individual, known as the Davis Scholar, will receive partial funding for approved internships with public archaeology agencies following his/her first and second years of graduate study. The Davis Award was made possible by a special endowment named for Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and State Archaeologist Emeritus Hester A. Davis. A second year of funding is based on satisfactory academic performance.

Octa Norma High Anthropology Scholarship

This is a full tuition scholarship for a worthy anthropology graduate student. It is awarded on a semester by semester basis.

Other sources of financial support for anthropology graduate students include:

  • King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST)
  • Hourly or Work-Study
  • Other departments (e.g., Biological Sciences, Chemistry)

The Graduate School awards a limited number of Walton Doctoral Fellowships each year. These stipends are used to recruit outstanding students and may supplement other stipends and grants. The fellowships are renewable for up to four years.

Students interested in other forms of financial assistance should contact the Office of Financial Aid, 114 Silas Hunt (479) 575-3806.