Many of my undergraduates have asked me for information on scholarship opportunities, or opportunities for fieldwork. Below are a few links that can get you on your way.
First, all fieldwork opportunities are listed by the Archaeological Institute of America.
Here are many scholarship opportunities which may help get you on your way to your first field school:
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000.
Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship
Established in honor of AIA Past 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 for up to seven successful applicants to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month). 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. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations.
American Archaeology Abroad Scholarships
Established with the generous support of Al and Margaret Cohen, this annual fellowship program awards a $1500 fellowship stipend to an American undergraduate student to help pay expenses associated with participation in an overseas excavation project. The fellowship is open to students enrolled in an American college or university. Applicants must be majoring in archaeology or a related discipline or able to demonstrate an intention to declare such a major field of study. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges and who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks. Awards are up to $10,000.
Foundation for Global Scholars
Serving U.S. undergraduate and graduate students pursuing accredited study abroad programs. Through scholarships for international study, they empower future leaders to become better prepared for the fast-changing global marketplace and interdependent world. Over 200 scholarships between $1000 and $2,500 will be awarded this calendar year for US citizens.
The Institute for International Education created a searchable directory that directory features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.