Archaeology, Anthropology, History Scholarships

funding sources for education and research


Because of the nature of scholarship offerings and the amazing speed with which some institutional webmasters update their websites (that's sarcasm folks), some of this material may be quite dated.  I am including it because even though the scholarship information on the page may contain last years application date, there is enough additional information to let you know that the scholarship exists (or did as of then), what it is about, and contact information.  Many of the websites offer online information about needed qualifications and there are even scholarships for short summer programs or for volunteers.

This is hardly a comprehensive list of scholarships and grants.  For every one listed here, there are thousands of other scholarships available.  This section is designed to be a starting point for your research by providing examples of the wide range of scholarships offered in archaeology, anthropology and history.   You will then have some idea as to what is available, and where.  You will find a mixed bag of listings from Australia, Canada, U.K., and the U.S.   Keep checking back.  This section will grow rapidly. 

Inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement nor is it indicative of any type of academic ranking.

Then after you get your funding, you might want to find a school.  Here is a list of colleges and universities State by State.

***  When shopping for funding, there are a few things you should know.  Please look through the special links to scholarship scams at the end of this page and learn what to avoid.


Custom Search


AIA Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships - Archaeological Institute of America __ "The AIA is pleased to offer fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars and a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and AIA Societies. AIA scholarships, fellowships, and grants are open to members of the Archaeological Institute of America." - From -

Ancient Digger Archaeology: Scholarships, Internships, and Grants __ A collection of scholarship resources. - From - 

Anthropology Scholarships __ "These anthropology scholarships are just a fraction of the scholarships we have in our database of 1.5 million. As the premier online resource for scholarships, you’ll find more anthropology scholarships here than anywhere else on the web."  It is a membership site sadly to say. - From -

Anthropology Scholarships __ Extensive list of anthropology scholarships, qualifications needed and contact information. - From -

Anthropology Scholarships for College Students __ A list of scholarships and qualifications but no real contact information. - From -

Anthropology Scholarship - Scholarships __ A list of 140 anthropology related scholarships from around the world. - From -

Anthropology | Waring Scholarships __ "In accordance with the primary mission of the fund, The Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Scholarship Fund Endowment awards the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Full Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Anthropology and the partial scholarship, the Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Anthropology Endowment Scholarship to Anthropology majors at the University of West Georgia."  Application info and qualifications. - From -

Archaeology Scholarships __ Extensive list of archaeology scholarships, qualifications needed and contact information. - From -

Biblical Archaeology Society Annual Dig Scholarships __ "BAS offers scholarships of $1,000 every year to a few people who would otherwise not be able to volunteer."  Qualifications needed and contact info. - From -  

Department Of Art and Art History - Scholarships __ List of art history and art scholarships for Michigan students, qualifications, and contacts. - From -    

Edinburgh University - Graduate School of History __ Scroll down the page to "finances" to read about scholarships and find contact information. - From Edinburgh University. -


FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid __ Use this website to conduct a free search for thousands of scholarships. You can search to see which you are qualified for, learn about military aid and loans, and much more. A good place to begin your financial search. - From Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher -

History Scholarships Canada __ List of history scholarships in Canada, qualifications needed and contact information, - From -

History Scholarships - Scholarships By Major __ Extensive list of history scholarships with qualifications and contact information. - From -

History Scholarships and Writing at Eastern Illinois University __ "The History Department recognizes exemplary undergraduate and graduate student work with several awards. Some reward consistent high performance, others recognize distinction in research and writing or work on a topic or geographic region. Deadlines vary, so please follow the directions that accompany a specific award,..." - From -

History - Undergraduate - Fellowships and Prizes __ List of history fellowships, scholarships and prizes at University of Wisconsin, Madison. - From -

Interdisciplinary Anthropology Program Scholarships __ "Every semester, the Akron Community Foundation presents an outstanding Anthropology Major with a $1,000 scholarship." You will find requirements and contact information. - From The University of Akron -

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." - From -  

List of Anthropology Nomination Scholarships __ This list of small anthropology scholarships is awarded to students already studying at the University of Alberta. You will find qualifications needed to participate. - From University of Alberta -

Native Americans and Archaeologists: Scholarships __ "...offers the Arthur C. Parker Scholarship to Native peoples from the United States, U.S. Trust Territories, and Canada. The funds, up to $1,500, are to support training in archaeological methods for current students and personnel of tribal or other Native cultural preservation programs." - From -

Northern Arizona University-Anthropology Scholarships __ You will find a list of 8 scholarships, qualifications and contact. - From -


Research Scholarships and Grants __ Learn about the grants and scholarships offered by Chicago's Field Museum. "Funds are available in three general categories: Visiting Scholarships, Graduate Student Fellowships, And Undergraduate Internships." - From Field Museum -

SBS Scholarships __ A listing of social science and anthropology scholarships at Northern Arizona University - From Northern Arizona University -

Scholarships __ Scholarships from the Oregon Archaeological Society : "Each year the OAS offers funding to deserving individuals for projects in the field of archaeology, anthropology, ethnology or related areas." There are two funds to compete for. - From OAS -

Scholarships - American Archaeology Abroad __ "American Archaeology Abroad holds an annual competition for scholarships for undergraduate students to attend archaeological excavations abroad. Current funding allows for one award of $1500 per year,..."  There is a chance that amount may go up in the future. - From -

Scholarships — Archaeology __ "The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (CIoA) has established twenty (20) scholarships to support students participating in UCLA Archaeology Field Programs. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible and encouraged to apply. Scholarships are available to both UC and non-UC students." - From -

Scholarships Google Scholarships in Antique Archaeology 2011 in UK dari Africa Scholarships __ You will find a handful of google Scholarships listed and resource links pointing to many more. - From - 

Scholarships in History __ "There are three private scholarships for history majors currently available at the University of Michigan-Flint:the Kenneth B. West Scholarship, the Richard Gilder Scholarship and the Colonel B. Stockton Scholarship Although the History Department faculty will review the applications submitted, Scholarships are administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and applications should be submitted to their office." - From -

Scholarships - The University of Newcastle __ You will find an assortment of undergraduate and graduate scholarships offered by The University of Newcastle - Australia. There are also scholarships for international students. While this is a general offering of scholarships rather than just archaeology or anthropology, you will find the topics covered. - From University of Newcastle, Australia -

Scholarships for Summer Camps, Crow Canyon Archaeology Adventures __ A brief overview of the scholarship program and contact information. - From -


Society for Visual Anthropology » Scholarships and Fellowships __ A listing of scholarships and application dates.  If you have already missed a date for this year, the contact info might be good for next year. - From -

Study Abroad in Archaeology Abroad Scholarships, Grants ... __ You will find a long list of financial and scholarship incentives to study abroad. - From -

A Substantial List of College History Student Scholarships __ List of scholarships, qualifications and contact information. - From -   

Woodson Residential Fellowships __ The Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies offers residential research scholarship funding. "The Woodson Institute invites scholars working in the humanities and social sciences to apply for predoctoral (two-year) and postdoctoral (one-year) fellowships. These residential fellowships are designed to facilitate the completion of dissertations/manuscripts in African American and African Studies and related fields; preference is given to applicants whose research is substantially completed." - From The Carter G Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies -


*** Links to information about Avoiding Scholarship Scams

Can You Spot a Scholarship Scam? __ "Scholarships are an attractive way to help manage college costs. Your child won't have to repay them (like loans) or work to maintain them (like work-study). Since students and parents are so eager to find these funds, it's no wonder that families become easy targets for financial aid con artists."  Learn how to avoid them. - From -

FinAid | Scholarships | Scholarship Scams __ "Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like "National," "Federal," "Foundation," or "Administration."   Important information to know when shopping for a scholarship. - From -

Ouch! Students Getting Stung Trying to Find $$$ for College __An FTC Consumer Alert regarding scholarship 'shopping.' -


Custom Search

Top of Page


Privacy Policy for