Society for American Archaeology
Up to $5,000 annually, non-renewable.
Six awards offered annually. One Arthur C. Parker Scholarship is given, and five NSF Scholarships are given.
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.
Application forms are available online on the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) website. As part of the completed application, the student must include the following materials: a personal statem ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.