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Anthropology Ph.D. student awarded Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grant

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Emily Schumacher in St. Croix

Anthropology doctoral student Emily R. Schumacher (MA ’16) has been chosen as a 2022 recipient of a Graduate Research Grant by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The grants of up to $1,500 are designed to support graduate students who are active Society members seeking funding for research in support of career development opportunities. Schumacher is one of 20 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

Schumacher plans to use funds from the award to support her dissertation fieldwork in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where she will conduct archaeological excavation at Fort Louise Augusta.

“I am ecstatic to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Research Grant,” said Schumacher. “This funding will be immensely helpful in supporting my dissertation research into the military landscape of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix during the Danish period. Thanks to this grant and the support of the faculty of the Department of Anthropology, I am currently the first person to excavate at Fort Louise Augusta and excited to discover what lies beneath the surface.”

Established in 2018, the grants are part of the Society’s robust awards portfolio, which gives more than $1 million each year to outstanding students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

If you are considering graduate studies at The University of Tulsa, you will probably want to find out about the various kinds of financial assistance available to support your learning journey.