SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans

$6,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
1/31/2023Submission Deadline

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The SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans was created to support archaeological training for Native American students or employees of tribal, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation programs. The award is open to anyone interested in applying for training. High school students, undergraduate, post-graduate, or personnel of tribal or Native preservation programs are encouraged to apply.

One Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian student or employee will be granted an award of up to $6,000. This will be used to fund a training program of their choice. The program has to be offered by an accredited institution or university and must offer training for fieldwork, analytical techniques, or curation.

Any form of training may be covered as long as it is from a trusted institution. Training programs are not limited to field schools. The amount offered may vary depending on the training program selected by the recipient.

Key Information of SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans

Study Details

Area of Study

Archaeology

Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

Any

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

Undergraduate

Award Amount

$6,000

Number of Awards

1

SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans Timeline

October 2022

Application Opening Date

Applications open on October 1.

January 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on January 31.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: All
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Alaskan Native, Native American, Native Hawaiian

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Financial Information
  • Recommendation letters
  • Essay

How to ace the SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans

1

Don't be afraid to ask questions

If you do not understand something regarding the application process, do not keep it to yourself. Go onto the Society for American Archaeology website and contact the Native American Scholarship Committee. It is always best to ask questions to avoid mistakes.

2

Double-check your online application form

The scholarship requires that you complete an application form that can be found on the SAA website to apply. Application forms can often be intimidating, especially if it is your first time applying for a scholarship. It would be smart to have someone else give your application a once-over to make sure that you did not make any mistakes.

3

Be honest in your personal statement

You are required to submit a personal statement detailing why you would like to pursue your degree in archaeology. It would make your personal statement more convincing if you are sincere and honest about why you want to pursue your degree in this specific field. Furthermore, detailing what contributions you would like to make in this field once you have completed your degree would help your application stand out. Try as well as you can to show your true personality in your statement.

4

Proofread personal statement and other writing pieces

You are required to submit several writing pieces for the scholarship. It is important that your writing is at its absolute best and that silly mistakes are avoided. Having someone read over your writing could help catch any grammatical errors you may have made. Furthermore, having someone look at it from a fresh perspective can help in catching phrases/sentences that need to be reworded.

How the SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans is Judged

The scholarship requires that the recipient is of Native American descent and will request proof of this upon application. Furthermore, in order for the program, you are interested in to be considered, you need to submit a brief description of the course and why it would be beneficial to you. In addition, two letters of recommendation will be required; one being from an SAA member you are in good standing with.

Why We Love the SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans

1

Other method training programs will be considered

Applicants are able to apply for archaeological method training programs outside of fieldwork, analytical techniques, or curation. This, however, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

2

SAA regularly adds new awards

The SAA added two new awards in 2009 and then followed up by adding the Bertha Parker Cody award for Native American Women in 2021. This means that three awards have been added in the last decade.

3

Arthur C. Parker was very involved

Arthur C. Parker was involved in archaeology, cultural anthropology, history, public education, development of museum anthropology, and partook in solving social and political issues against Native Americans.

5 Facts SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans

01.

Enrollment in Native Group is not required

For some other SAA scholarships, applicants need to be enrolled in a native group to qualify, however, for this award applicants do not need to be enrolled in a tribal group.

02.

There was no recipient in 2021

For 2021, no recipient was awarded the SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans.

03.

The SAA initially didn't have annual awards

Although the SAA started in 1988, it was only by 1997 that the organization was able to start the Native American Scholarship program and fund students annually.

04.

Arthur Parker was the first SAA president

Arthur Caswell Parker was the first president of the Society for American Archaeology, having served for only a year from 1935 to 1936.

05.

Arthur was the father of Bertha Parker

Bertha Cody Parker was the first female Native American archaeologist and ethnologist in the United States and was the daughter of Arthur Parker.

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