Scholarships for American Indians
Arthur C. Parker Scholarships
Society for American Archaeology
900 Second Street, N.E., Suite 12
Washington, DC 20002-3560
(202) 789-8200 Fax: (202) 789-0284
To provide financial assistance to Native American students and professional interested in additional training in archaeological methods.
This program is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, graduates students, and personnel of tribal or other Native cultural preservation programs.
Applicants must be:
- Native Americans
- Pacific Islanders from United States, including U.S. Trust Territories, or indigenous people from Canada.
Documentation of Native identity is required, but applicants do not have to be enrolled in a Native group, of certified Indian status, or a member of a group formally recognized by the U.S. or Canadian government to be eligible.
Applicants must be interested in attending a training program in archaeological methods offered by an accredited college or university including:
- field work
- analytical techniques
Other types of archaeological methods training programs are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- apply themselves
- or they may be nominated by a high school teacher, current professor
- or cultural preservation program supervisor
Along with the application they must submit:
- a letter of nomination or recommendation
- a personal statement describing why they are interested in attending the archaeological methods training program and how the training will benefit them as well as their Native community
- a brief description of the training program
- an itemized budge
- documentation of Native identity
The stipend is $4,000
Half of 1 of these scholarships is funded by the Society for American Archaeology. The other half of that scholarship and all of the other scholarships, designated as NSF Scholarships for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians, are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
4 each year
December of each year