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Native American Scholarships Fund

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Scholarship deadline

January 31

Amount

$4,000 - $11,000

Awards Offered

1

Renewable

Yes

Is this a No Essay scholarship?

Yes

DESCRIPTION

In 1988, the Native American Scholarships endowment fund was founded to promote a sense of common interest and constructive engagement between archaeologists and Native Americans. Since 1998, the SAA has awarded the Arthur C. Parker Scholarship using endowment profits. The Society added two additional awards in 2009 to promote undergraduate and graduate education in archaeology, as well as a new award for Native American women in 2021. Individual donations, a silent auction held at the SAA Annual Meeting, and foreign funds are used to finance these scholarships. 

Education Level

High School

GPA

No Information Available

Application Start Date

No Information Available

Eligibility Criteria

US citizen

Scholarships are available to all Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • An Application Form

  • Two letters of endorsement, each from an existing SAA member in good standing, describing the applicant's previous accomplishments and career potential;

  • A personal declaration of no more than two pages in length that discusses why the applicant is participating in the proposed program in archaeology and/or museum studies, as well as the contributions the applicant wishes to make in the future of the stated field(s);

  • An itemized budget that is consistent, practical, and well justified, as well as a justification of financial need that provides a clarification of how the funds will be used and the basis for financial need;

  • Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian identification documentation, such as official tribal enrollment status (e.g., Tribal Enrollment Cards, an official letter from the Tribal or First Nation council, birth certificates, etc.) or a declaration outlining the applicant's genealogy or ancestry.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Program

Master/Graduate

Specialization

Not Applicable

Field of Study

Social Sciences and Studies

OTHER INFORMATION

Gender

Male/Female

Scholarship Frequency

Annually

Ethnicity

Alaskan, Pacific Islander, Native American

State

Not Applicable

Outside State Residents eligible

Yes

International Students eligible

No

Online Master Programs eligible

No

Credibility

High