Native American Scholarships Opportunity

Since 1998, the Society for American Archaeology has awarded the annual Arthur C. Parker Scholarship (up to $4,000) in support of archaeological training for Native Americans who are students or employees of tribal, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation programs. The SAA also each year awards three National Science Foundation Scholarships for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians (up to $4,000).

Since 2010, the SAA has presented two additional awards for undergraduate and graduate archaeology education. These awards (up to $5,000 for undergraduate students and up to $10,000 for graduate students) provide flexible financial support for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and childcare. These scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

The annual deadline is December 15th. Application materials and more information may be found online at:

The Society for American Archaeology is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members, the Society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector. SAA’s annual Meeting attracts more than 3,000 archaeologists from around the world. For more information on the Society for American Archaeology and its annual meeting, visit its website at

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