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Sandy Jeffers Memorial Scholarship

Historic Archaeology or Forensic Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology awards the Sandy Jeffers Memorial Scholarship in honor of Sandy Jeffers, who received her undergraduate degree in 2003 and was admitted to the MA program in anthropology. Because of her interests, her family established the award to support undergraduate students studying historic archaeology or forensic anthropology at UTK.

The Award: Up to a maximum of $1000.00 towards tuition and fees for one semester. In the event the committee recognizes multiple awardees the money will be shared.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a concentration of study in historic archaeology or forensic anthropology.

  • The student awarded this scholarship shall demonstrate a strong interest and evidence of accomplishment in the study of historic archaeology or forensic anthropology.
  • The award is based on academic achievement and demonstrable financial need.
  • Students who apply for this scholarship may not apply for the Spears scholarship during the same award cycle.
  • Previous winners may not apply again.

How to Apply:

Complete the application form below.

Deadline for Submission: Applications must be received no later than Monday April 10th, 2023.

Selection of Recipient(s): Applications will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee who will make a recommendation for final selection by the Anthropology faculty.


Application for the Sandy Jeffers Memorial Scholarship

Please fill out the below application

  • Click on the + to add additional sources. You may list up to 5 sources.
  • Click on the + to add a reference. You may add up to 3 academic references.
  • Please upload a letter indicating your interests and accomplishments respecting the study of historic archaeology OR forensic anthropology.
    Accepted file types: docx, odt, pdf, Max. file size: 128 MB.