Admissions & Aid
The Department of Anthropology offers scholarships and awards to our undergraduate majors to help support their education, research, and other activities in pursuit of developing their academic careers. These have been generously funded by the Freed Foundation.
Freed Foundation Scholarships in Anthropology provide aid with tuition to anthropology majors in their junior and senior years. Students do not apply but are selected by faculty based on GPA and need for financial assistance. Up to two of these scholarships are awarded each year, which are announced in the spring toward the end of the academic year.
Freed Foundation Student Research and Development Awards support students’ research endeavors and academic career development activities. Anthropology majors can apply for up to $500 for each award. Students should expect to apply for these awards during the fall semester, by the end of September. Applicants should consult with an adviser or committee member before applying. For more information on how to apply, see below.
Anthropology majors with at least a 3.00 GPA (B or better).
To partially fund:
The amount awarded is up to $500 (based on proposed budget).
Submit all of the following:
Submit your project proposal, résumé, and personal statement via e-mail.
Deadline for submission is September 30, 2020 by 5 p.m.
For further information, e-mail:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, projects were unfunded.
The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1979 by the Professional Staff Congress–CUNY, the instructional staff union of the City University of New York, to honor Professor Belle Zeller, a faculty member at Brooklyn College, who served from the founding of the college in 1930 until her retirement in 1973.
The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund provides scholarships to allow the most distinguished CUNY students to continue in CUNY undergraduate, graduate, and professional school programs. Eligibility for the scholarship includes having completed at least 16 credits at CUNY, with a 3.75 GPA or better, and having performed significant community service. Belle Zeller Scholars receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021–22 cycle. These awards can be used by recipients in fall 2021. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 31, 2021.
For further questions, contact the Belle Zeller Scholars program via e-mail.