Academic Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients

The Aktins Family Scholarship’s purpose “is to encourage and promote understanding between peoples of the United States and Asian countries….. This Fund shall be used to support full time students enrolled at NAU.  Award funds shall be granted to Humanities students and preference will be given to Humanities majors who: minor in Asian Studies, or chose an Asian emphasis in the departments, who have junior or senior status, maintain at least a 2.5 GPA at the time of application, demonstrate scholastic merit and/or financial need."  The 2015 awardee is Baylee Garcia.

The Lakeview United Methodist Scholarship is established "for the sole purpose of providing scholarship support to an undergraduate student who is majoring in Religious Studies."  The 2015 awardee is Luke Bruggeman.

The Kellogg Duncan Scholarship was established in 1977  and is awarded "to full-time students who are pursuing a major program in the Department of Humanities (now CCS) to assist them in rendering service activity to the Department as it may be designated by the Department…. “ The 2015 awardees are Joseph Dietz, Jordan Lamont, Emily Lawhead, Rachel Pool, and Fernando Tom Jr.

The John Acker Foundation was established by a former HAR, now CCS, faculty member and is maintained by CCS faculty. The purpose of this fund is “to support a student in pursuing the study of humanities and or art history”.  The 2015 awardees are Gabrielle Lobe and Shelby Nez

Spring 2015 Junior Year Book Award Recipients:

ARH – Emily Lawhead
ASN – Marissa Ziering
HUM – Grace Erhart
REL – Asha Arora

Application instructions

There is one application for all four scholarships. To apply, print and fill out the department scholarship application and return it to the Comparative Cultural Studies department office, located in Riles 104.

Application deadline

March 25, 2016, 5pm

Additional Department Awards

  • Junior Book Prize, awarded annually to a junior in each emphasis and minor who show outstanding academic promise
  • The Bill Mahan/Arne Hassing Religious Studies Award, awarded each semester to a graduating REL senior