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Give to the Department

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We are very grateful for the financial support we receive from our alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends. By offering your support, you can help to provide scholarships for our students or increase the department’s general fund, which assists with activities such as fieldwork and laboratory equipment.

Please consider making a contribution to our department. Each gift, no matter what its size, does make a difference! If you would like to discuss giving options in more detail, feel free to contact our Department Chair, Dr. John Ziker, jziker@boisestate.edu, (208) 426-2121. Or, you can easily make a donation online through the Boise State University Foundation.

You can make an undesignated gift to the department, but if you would like to make a donation towards one of the department’s designated scholarship funds, here is a list of our designated scholarships. When you make your donation, just make sure you note the SR or SS number on your donation.

Anthropology Department Scholarship Fund (AR224)

This is our general fund. It provides for a wide variety of department initiatives and needs.  To make a donation to the Anthropology Department Scholarship fund.

John H. & Florence P. Schaertl Archaeology Scholarship (AS175)

In 1992 the John and Florence Schaertl Archaeology Scholarship in archaeology was established in support of students pursuing a career in archaeology. As co-founders of the Idaho Archaeological Society, the Schaertl’s had long supported anthropology at Boise State University.  To make a donation to the John and Florence Schaertl Archaeology Scholarship.

Wesley R. and Mary Hurt Endowed Scholarship (AS180)

The Wesley R. and Mary Hurt Endowed Scholarship provides support of student research projects in archaeology.  To make a donation to the Wesley R. and Mary Hurt Endowed Scholarship.

Charlotte and Perry Silver Scholarship in Archaeological Studies (AS190)

The Charlotte and Perry Silver Scholarship in Archaeological Studies award provides support of student research projects in archaeology. To make a donation to the Charlotte and Perry Silver Scholarship.