To apply for a Matthew Tobin Scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
-You need to be enrolled a graduate program (MA or PhD) in a university accredited by the country in which you reside.
-You should be conducting advanced study of the archaeology/ethnoarchaeology of the US Southwest and the South --American Andes, which are the two regions that most impacted Matthew’s life.
-Students working in other American regions, whether those students are from the United States or other countries, will be considered if their research involves significant collaboration with Native American Indians.
-You can receive the award in subsequent years, but you must reapply each year because this is a single-year grant.
-You must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
The required application materials consist of the following items:
1) An application form (downloaded from link at top of page) that includes your background information;
2) A biography that describes yourself, how your personal experiences led you to archaeology, how those experiences impact your research interest(s), and how your career objectives align with the goals of the scholarship.
3) A research interests statement that describes your research topic and what you hope to learn.
4) A statement of proposed study that describes the project or field school you hope to participate in (either volunteer or work) and how this program will advance your educational and professional goals.
5) A realistic and well-justified proposed budget that explains your financial needs and how you plan to use the funds.