Archaeology Scholarships

Do museum membership cards outnumber credit cards in your wallet? Have you dressed up as Indiana Jones for Halloween at least once in your life? Do you secretly hope to unearth a T-Rex femur when your dog starts digging in the backyard? If so, your love of the past could mean a career in archaeology is in your future.

Don’t don your fedora just yet, though: Do you have any idea how you’re going to pay for the education that will score you a place on a Turkish dig or Arctic exploration? College in general isn’t cheap but when you factor in the cost of a bachelor’s, master’s and possibly doctoral degree to get the job of your dreams, that number inflates considerably. We suggest doing some digging of a different kind…in your school’s financial aid office. Chances are your college will offer at least one university-based archaeology scholarship (here are three if you go to UCLA) and be able to point you in the direction of countless others. For example, the Archaeological Institute of America and GoAbroad.com both award numerous archaeology scholarships, grants and fellowships each year.

Internships and study abroad programs are also excellent ways to gain real-world experience and get some thousand-year-old dirt under your fingernails to determine if archaeology is the right major for you. If you decide it isn’t, there’s no need for the credits you’ve earned thus far to go to waste: You’ve probably already completed many of the requirements for majors in anthropology, biology or history. We’ve listed a few archaeology scholarships below but for additional scholarship opportunities, create a Scholarships.com profile and complete a free scholarship search today.

Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 31, Annually
Women earn almost 60% of all bachelor's degrees in the United States, but they earn only 20% of computer science degrees, 20% of physics degrees, and 18% of engineering degrees. And estimates show that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than one million STEM workers. This presents an enormous opportunity to better support young women in pursuing STEM-related careers, and Zenefits is [...] More

Boston University Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
Boston University is excited to announce the Noyce Scholarship Program in Mathematics, a new initiative to prepare middle school and high school mathematics teachers. With funding from the National Science Foundation and the School of Education and in collaboration with six local school districts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Noyce Program will train up to 13 graduate students [...] More

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today's inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. The goal of the scholarship program is to expand the pool of students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields who are encouraged "to be makers of things, not just consumers of things" as highlighted by President Obama at the National Academies of Science in 2009. [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy and outside the box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Elms College ElmSTEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time. First-year students interested in majoring in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics are invited to apply to the ElmSTEM program. Students majoring in pre-medical studies or [...] More

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
Sharing in the belief that education is the key to progress, development and economic growth, ExxonMobil and Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. have developed a partnership to increase awareness about the need for more math and science graduates, especially among underrepresented populations. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship is the latest effort to support students who plan to [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 27, Annually
The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, current postsecondary undergraduates, and graduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study, (includes social science fields of study) at an accredited, non-profit public or [...] More

IFR Merit-Based Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
The Institute for Field Research would like to support promising young scholars that may become future leaders – both within and outside archaeology. It is our hope that regardless of the career path such students may take, an archaeology field school will establish a lifelong relationship with the discipline and an understanding for the importance of the past to our collective human [...] More

IFR Need-Based Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 25, Annually
The Institute for Field Research recognizes that the cost of field schools may be too high for some deserving students. We believe that archaeology should be available to all. This scholarship should help in offsetting a significant portion of field school tuition costs.

Eligibility Criteria:
-Any student whose application was approved for any of the IFR field schools
-Must be 18 years [...] More

JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship
Application Deadlines: November 20, Annually
In recognition of the community's achievements and its enduring values, Nielsen supports the next generation of Asian American leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with these two scholarships.

Eligibility:
1) Applicant must be either a high school senior or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university
2) Area of college study must be in either science, [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Toyota Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 30, Annually
Toyota is partnering with Rainbow PUSH Excel to provide $75,000 scholarships to 10 deserving engineering and business college students through the Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, Toyota is offering these students the opportunity to work at one of their facilities across North America to gain valuable real-world experience, as well as be paired with [...] More

Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 15, Annually
Liberty Power, the nation’s largest owner-operated retail electric supplier, is proud to announce the launch of the third annual Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship! The scholarship is an ongoing collaboration between Liberty Power and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation. This partnership is focused on providing a collective $100,000 in scholarships over the [...] More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
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The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and [...] More

National Space Club Keynote Scholarships
Application Deadlines: December 02, Annually
Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Eligibility:
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students
-The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year by March 1st. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable [...] More

Noet Humanities Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Noet Humanities Research Library offers a $500 scholarship and entry takes just a minute: enter your phone and email address in the form to the right, and then earn extra entries by filling out the rest of the steps. No need for personal statements, résumés, or letters of recommendation - just a minute's work for the chance to win big. To enter, you must be currently enrolled in an [...] More

Out To Innovate™ Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM Students
Application Deadlines: June 06, Annually
NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM Students, following NOGLSTP’s inaugural Out to Innovate Career Summit for LGBTQ People in STEM. These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of [...] More

PG&E NuEnergy Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 09, Annually
The NuEnergy scholarship program targets top-performing college students who have an interest and desire to pursue a career in the energy sector.

Awards
For this year's NuEnergy scholarship program, an approximate total of $15,000 will be awarded among 3-5 recipients.

Eligibility
- Students interested in applying must have a primary address that is within the PG&E service territory.
[...] More

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships at CSU
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The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Cleveland State University seeks to encourage talented science, technology,engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become 7-12 mathematics and science teachers in urban schools. The scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation. Scholarship recipients become STEM Fellows in the Master of Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST) [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

Smithsonian Minority Awards Program – Internship
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The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers these internships to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their [...] More

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment
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In accordance with the primary mission of the fund, The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment awards the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Anthropology Endowment Scholarship to Anthropology majors at the University of West Georgia. These awards offset the cost of education for students, taking into account the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. New in 2010, is the Antonio J. [...] More

The B. Phinizy Spalding & Hubert B. Spalding Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 12, Annually
The Georgia Trust annually awards two scholarships to encourage the study of historic preservation and related fields.

The Trust established its scholarship program to ensure that knowledgeable leaders continue to enter the field of historic preservation. Its two scholarships encourage students to pursue degrees that will allow them to work in the field of preservation and related fields and [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 02, Annually
HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students.

-Must be of Hispanic Heritage
-Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school [...] More

The James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 05, Annually
The Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars.

Through generous donations, the Freemont Foundation is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students. It is the duty of our dedicated Board of Directors to [...] More

The Kress Foundation History of Art Institutional Fellowships
Application Deadlines: November 30, Annually
Advanced training in European art history requires direct exposure to the object of study, prolonged access to key information resources such as libraries and photographic archives, the development of professional relationships with colleagues abroad, and sustained immersion in European cultures. These related needs are often best satisfied by extended engagement with a European art research [...] More

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 29, Annually
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees.

Eligibility:
-High school diploma or GED must be from a Washington State high school or institution
-Must be a [...] More

ZONTA Women in Science Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 15, Annually
Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

Last Edited: December 2015

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