Deadline: March 1
Established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations.
AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply.
The Waldbaum Scholarship will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only.
All applicants must complete the following:
- Complete online application form
- Provide names and emails of two references. Your references will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendations online. You are responsible for ensuring that both referees have submitted their letters of recommendation online by the application deadline.
- Send transcripts: Transcripts must be official and include at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters or 6 quarters), not counting AP credits. If you are a transfer student and have attended your current school for less than two years, please submit transcriptsfrom your previous school(s) in order to provide a record of at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters/6 quarters), not counting AP credits. Post-Baccalaureate and first year graduate students must submit both undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts. Official transcripts are copies which come from your University’s Registrar in unopened envelopes; we must received these in their unopened state. We do accept official electronic transcripts if your university offers them in this version.
Guidelines and Required Information
Applicants must complete the online application form that asks for the following:
- Information about the project and your anticipated length of stay. Applicant must participate in the project for a minimum of four weeks.
- A brief essay (300 words or less) in the applicant’s own words explaining why you want to participate in this specific project and how the experience will contribute to your current course of study and eventual career goals.
- An outline of anticipated expenses associated with participation in the project and a statement from the applicant indicating any other financial resources available or applied for, if any, to help cover these expenses.
- One or more official transcripts from the applicant’s college(s) or university(ies) that account for at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters or 6 quarters), not counting AP credits. Post-baccalaureate and first year graduate students should also include undergraduate transcripts.
- The names and emails of two professors or academic advisors at the applicant’s college or university who know the applicant’s work and who are willing to provide letters of recommendation
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