SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

December 15, 2019

Awarded By

Society for American Archaeology

Award Amount

Up to $10,000 annually, non-renewable. The scholarship may be used for tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care.


One award offered annually.

Additional Information

Students do not need to be formally accepted into the program or university at the time of application. However, scholarships will not be paid until the SAA is satisfied that the awardee has been formally accepted into a program or university. Normally, the SAA will arrange to pay tuition and other costs directly to the institution; the balance of the award will be sent to the awardee as a stipend. Students must be enrolled in a regionally accredited university in the United States, or if outside the United States, a university with equivalent accreditation. Applicants are critically evaluated to understand their interest in archaeology and their proposed program, their previous accomplishments, and the contributions the applicant hopes to make to the discipline's future. Scoring is based on the completeness of the application, the coherence and clarity of the personal statement, a reasonable and justified budget, and compelling letters of recommendation about the applicant's past successes and future potential. An individual may only be the recipient of one scholarship in each category: (1) the Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship, (2) the Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship, and (3) the Arthur C. Parker Scholarship/NSF Scholarships for Archaeological Training.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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