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Giving to PSU Anthropology

The Anthropology Department has the following foundation accounts that assist students and faculty with a variety of educational and professional goals. We are indebted to the generosity of alumni and friends who have funded these accounts.

Check out our Spring Newsletter to read about our latest fundraiser and find out what our alumni are doing now.

Anthropology Department General Fund

This account helps cover the costs of departmental supplies, as well as the annual Outstanding Senior award.

Anthropology Department donation page

Faculty Development Fund

The Faculty Development fund is used to support faculty attendance to professional meetings and other activities crucial to their continued development.

Anthropology Department donation page

Student Research Fund

The Student Research fund is used to support student attendance to professional conferences as well as support student research in Anthropology.

Anthropology Department donation page

Scheans Scholarship

The Daniel Scheans Scholarship Fund was established in 1998. Professor Scheans was a beloved faculty member of the Portland State University Anthropology Department from 1965 to 1989. A socio-cultural anthropologist, Professor Scheans was a dedicated scholar and teacher who believed strongly in his undergraduate students and in the value of Anthropology. The award is established in his memory. The award is between $500 - $1000 each year and will be made on the basis of scholastic achievement and merit to a student at Portland State University.

Scholarship Application Page

Anthropology Department donation page

Thomas M. Newman Fund

Professor Thomas M. Newman was a founding faculty member of the Portland State University Anthropology Department from 1959 to 1982. An Archaeologist, Professor Newman was a dedicated scholar and teacher who believed strongly in his students and in the value of Anthropology. The award is established in his memory. Awards will be made to assist students with one-time expenses not covered by financial aid or graduate assistantships, such as assistance with thesis research (e.g. a radiocarbon date, informant's fees, travel to a research locality, specialized equipment), travel for a conference to present a paper or poster, and the like. One to two awards between $500.00 and $750.00 per award are anticipated annually.

Award Application Page

Anthropology Department donation page