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Make scholarship applications a priority

You’ve completed your application to SFA, scheduled an appointment with an advisor, found a place to live and even mocked up a class schedule. Your next decision – how are you going to pay for it all?    

SFA students have access to hundreds of opportunities to get scholarship funding to help with college expenses. You just need to explore and apply!

Anthropology, geography and sociology scholarships

Lumberjacks pursuing a major or minor in anthropology, geography or sociology also are eligible for several specific scholarships.

James (Jim) Corbin Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a sociology major with an anthropology emphasis or an anthropology minor. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 grade point average and be enrolled in the Archaeology Summer Field School class. 

William T. Chambers Geography Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for a student majoring in geography with a 2.75 cumulative SFA grade point average. Student must also have earned 30 or more college credits. 

Dave Petty Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to sociology majors with an emphasis in gerontology and a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

William R. McAlister Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in political science, sociology or a related field. Students must demonstrate financial need to qualify.

Adam Spears Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in sociology, who can demonstrate financial need and is in good standing with SFA. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Dee Ann Story East Texas Archeology Scholarship

Lumberjacks studying archaeology are eligible for this award. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. 

University Regents Scholarship – Anthropology, Geography, Sociology and Sustainable Community Development 

This award opportunity is for first-time incoming students at the freshman, sophomore or junior level who plan to major in anthropology, geography, sociology or sustainable community development. Learn more about requirements and renewals.

Getting started: Financial aid

Whether you’re applying for a scholarship, or interested in a grant, loan or work-study program, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and make sure you meet certain academic and financial requirements. Don’t worry, financial aid isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and we’re here to help you before, during and after the application process.

Learn all about financial aid.


Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology

Dugas Liberal Arts North 
Room 335

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13047, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962