Medical Anthropology

Medical anthropology studies "human health and disease, health care systems, and biocultural adaptation". It views humans from multidimensional and ecological perspectives. It is one of the most highly developed areas of anthropology and applied anthropology, and is a subfield of social and cultural anthropology that examines the ways in which culture and society are organized around or influenced by issues of health, health care and related issues.

The term "medical anthropology" has been used since 1963 as a label for empirical research and theoretical production by anthropologists into the social processes and cultural representations of health, illness and the nursing/care practices associated with these.

Furthermore, in Europe the terms "anthropology of medicine", "anthropology of health" and "anthropology of illness" have also been used, and "medical anthropology", was also a translation of the 19th century Dutch term "medische anthropologie". This term was chosen by some authors during the 1940s to refer to philosophical studies on health and illness.

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Matching Medical Anthropology Colleges

Washington University in St Louis

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $50,650 average out-state tuition; $50,650 average in-state tuition

University of Miami

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,040 average out-state tuition; $47,040 average in-state tuition

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Four or more years; Public; $32,602 average out-state tuition; $7,019 average in-state tuition

Lycoming College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,888 average out-state tuition; $37,888 average in-state tuition

Bennington College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $51,240 average out-state tuition; $51,240 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Medical Anthropology Majors

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Humanities Scholars Program

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Up to $22,000 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

Humanities Scholars Program

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Up to $22,000

deadline

January 15, 2023
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J and L Presidential Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$5,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

J and L Presidential Scholarship

American Water Works Association

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$5,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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Gannett Fleming Forces of Change Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$5,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

Gannett Fleming Forces of Change Scholarship

American Water Works Association

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$5,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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Denver Water Centennial Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$5,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

Denver Water Centennial Scholarship

American Water Works Association

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$5,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

$4,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

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$4,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
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AWWA Immediate Past President Scholarship

American Water Works Association

$3,000 December 20, 2022 See Details
 

AWWA Immediate Past President Scholarship

American Water Works Association

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$3,000

deadline

December 20, 2022
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Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarship (SEAS)

Society for American Archaeology

$3,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarship (SEAS)

Society for American Archaeology

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$3,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
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Ted Humphrey Scholarship

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University

$2,500 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Ted Humphrey Scholarship

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University

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$2,500

deadline

February 01, 2023
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Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship

Sam Houston State University

$1,000 February 15, 2023 See Details
 

Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Scholarship

Sam Houston State University

award

$1,000

deadline

February 15, 2023
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1st Art Gallery Art and Design Scholarship

1st Art Gallery

$1,000 June 01, 2023 See Details
 

1st Art Gallery Art and Design Scholarship

1st Art Gallery

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$1,000

deadline

June 01, 2023
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