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.

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must: - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

Conservation Internships-Nationwide
Application Deadlines: Varies
Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the nation's largest and oldest provider of conservation service opportunities, outdoor education, and leadership training for youth. Participating in an SCA Conservation Internship is your chance to join more than 2000 people who each year enjoy exciting and challenging work and service opportunities in more than 50 different [...] More

Smithsonian Minority Student Internship
Application Deadlines: Varies
Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are available for students to participate in research or museum-related activities for periods of 10 weeks. U.S. minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply. The appointment carries a stipend of $350 per week and travel allowances may be provided. Deadline: February 1 (For Summer); October 15 (for Spring) For more [...] More

The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment
Application Deadlines: Varies
These competitive $1,500 scholarships are for students to study anthropology at the University of West Georgia. These awards for anthropology majors are based upon academic achievement and potential for scholarly growth. Anthropology Endowment Scholarships may be awarded to: - Graduating high school seniors who will attend UWG and major in anthropology - Newly declared anthropology majors at [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals is a full-year work-study fellowship program with a strong focus on cultural exchange. CBYX annually provides 75 young Americans with an understanding of everyday life, education, and professional training in Germany. The program begins in July and includes two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program, established in 2001, recognizes exceptional students and supports them in the fulfillment of their potential. Each year, Fellows are awarded scholarships of $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 and are recognized for their achievements at a special awards reception in Washington, D.C. The application categories are Science, Technology, Mathematics, Literature, [...] More

The B. Phinizy Spalding & Hubert B. Spalding Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 06, Annually
The Georgia Trust annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to encourage the study of historic preservation and related fields: - The Hubert Owens award is given in honor of the founding dean of the University of Georgia Landscape Architecture Program - now the School of Environmental Design - which houses the Historic Preservation Program. - The B. Phinizy Spalding award is named after the [...] More

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship is offered to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding. Based upon availability, a minimum of one [...] More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
Application Deadlines: October 29, Annually
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

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
Application Deadlines: Varies
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of [...] More

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