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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Mary Schweitzer scholarship


Mary Schweitzer Scholarship for Excellence in Anthropology welcomes applications from promising students of the Anthropology, Technology and International Development  Program at AUCA. The aim of this scholarship is to support students who show commitment to and excellence in anthropology.

The scholarship has been established in honor of Professor Mary Schweitzer in consideration of all she did for the benefit of anthropology at AUCA and her ongoing commitment to the future of her former students. Mary Schweitzer is a US-based Professor of anthropology and she taught anthropology at AUCA from 2002 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2005.


Students entering the second, third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in the Department of Anthropology at AUCA are welcome to apply. Applicants can be of any nationality. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to apply. Last year’s winners are NOT eligible to apply this year.

Award amount and type

Each year the scholarship fund will be changed. Scholarships in the form of cash and tuition coverage will be awarded based on the quality and the number of applications.


Students can download an application form and a recommendation letter form from the following website: or you can get these forms by contacting us at

Application assessment

Mary Schweitzer Scholarship undertakes a detailed qualitative assessment according to the following criteria:


  • The academic excellence of the applicant
  • Commitment to anthropology
  • Financial need


Application deadline

Completed applications should be sent to during the FALL of each year (please follow updated dates of submission on the Facebook page: @AnthropologyKG).

AUCA Financial Aid

AUCA is committed to providing financial assistance to talented and hard-working students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and financial need. Approximately 84% of undergraduates, benefit from merit- and need-based financial aid program, which provides up to 90% of tuition costs in the form of scholarships. Financial aid is available to both incoming and continuing AUCA students from the Kyrgyz Republic as well as from other C.I.S. countries.

For more information visit the page for the Financial Aid office.

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028
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