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Texas Archeological Society
Scholarships & Grants

In keeping with its mission of promoting the study, preservation, and awareness of Texas archeology; encouraging scientific archeological exploration and research; supporting the preservation and conservation of archeological materials and sites; and providing for the interpretation and publication of the recovered data, the Texas Archeological Society has established several scholarships and grants.

Multicultural Program Scholarships

Support for participation in Texas Archeological Society activities is provided through outreach efforts under the Multicultural Program: Diversity Program ScholarshipsNative American Field School Scholarships, and Collegiate Scholarships.  The Multicultural Program serves as an umbrella over the three scholarship programs.  Each is administered by a subcommittee whose members review all applications and choose the recipients, or in the case of the Native American Scholarship subcommittee, solicit recipients from appropriate Native American groups.  The Diversity Program subcommittee directs efforts at reaching Hispanic, African-American, and other ethnic groups.  The Collegiate Scholarship subcommittee focuses on collegiate recipients.  The chairs of these three subcommittees form a Multicultural Program Committee that oversees the activities and funding of the component subcommittees.  The chair of the Native American Scholarship subcommittee takes the lead in the Multicultural Program Committee.

The Multicultural Program is at this time entirely financed by donations and encourages participation in Field School, Annual Meeting, and the Archeology Academies.  The subcommittees work to secure funding for and increase awareness of these scholarships to attend Society functions.  The number of individuals who can be supported by the scholarships is largely dependent on the donations received.

Persons may apply for TAS scholarships under all three programs, and for multiple events.  Once an individual has received any TAS scholarship, however, they must wait 10 months from the date of the scholarship award before applying for another scholarship.  This will allow TAS to provide scholarship opportunities to as many different individuals as possible.

Primary support has historically been from the state association for professional archeologists (the Council of Texas Archeologists), cultural resource management firms, and individual members of the Society.  Growth in the donations would allow for more recipients to participate.

Need more information? Contact Scholarship@txarch.org

 

 

Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Program Scholarships

The Diversity subcommittee will encourage interested individuals to participate in the Texas Archeological Society by offering scholarships to Society programs (Annual Meeting, the Archeology Academy, and Field School), contingent on funding being available. Applications will be available online; Diversity subcommittee members will review and determine scholarship recipients. The chosen individuals will receive the same stipend and offerings provided the Native American and Collegiate Scholarship recipients. Applicants need not be students to be eligible.

General Guidelines

Persons may apply for TAS scholarships under all three programs, and for multiple events. Once an individual has received any TAS scholarship, however, they must wait 10 months from the date of the scholarship award before applying for another scholarship. This will allow TAS to provide scholarship opportunities to as many different individuals as possible. The deadline to apply is approximately two weeks before each event's registration deadline, unless other deadlines apply (paper submissions, etc. for Annual Meeting). Check the scholarship form or website event home page for specific dates each year.

 For further information contact Diversity@txarch.org

 

Archeology Academy Scholarship

The Diversity scholarship recipient will be registered as an individual or student TAS member for the current year, if not already a member, and will receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and Texas Archeology newsletter. Academy registration will be covered; this includes a CD version of the manual, lunches and snacks during Academy sessions, and any materials needed.  Scholarships may include partial reimbursement for the expenses of persons traveling to Field School.  Reimbursement for long-distance travel may be restricted, determined by the distance and availability of funds.  The recipient will be able to choose the Academy he or she wishes to attend.  The deadline to apply is approximately two weeks before each Academy's registration deadline; check scholarship form for actual date.  Please take into account that popular courses may fill up before the stated registration deadline.

For Further Details about the Archeology Academy see Academies on the website

 

Field School Scholarship

The Diversity scholarship recipient will be registered as an individual or student TAS member for the current year, if not already a member, and will receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and Texas Archeology newsletter.  The Field School registration fee will be covered for the scholarship recipient, and that person will receive a dig kit containing the tools needed for excavation.  In addition, that person will receive a Field School T-shirt.  Lodging space will be provided in the TAS campground.  Scholarship recipients must bring their own tents and camping gear; a list of recommended equipment will be provided.  Rest facilities are port-o-cans and open air showers.  Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the TAS camp kitchen at no charge to the scholarship recipient.  While the recipient must provide his/her own lunches, TAS will donate ice for his/her cooler.  Scholarships may include partial reimbursement for the expenses of persons traveling to Field School.  Reimbursement for long-distance travel may be restricted, determined by the distance and availability of funds.

For Further Information about TAS Field School see the website

Annual Meeting Scholarship

The Diversity scholarship recipient will be registered as an individual or student TAS member for the current year, if not already a member, and will receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and Texas Archeology Newsletter.  The Annual Meeting registration fee and banquet registration will be covered for the scholarship recipient.  Scholarships may include partial reimbursement for the expenses of persons traveling to Field School.  Reimbursement for long-distance travel may be restricted, determined by the distance and availability of funds.  The recipient will be responsible for making his/her own hotel arrangements.

 

For Further Details about the TAS Annual Meeting see the website

 

For more information please contact the current Diversity Scholarship Sub-committee Chair at: diveristy@txarch.org 

 

 

Native American

Native American Field School Scholarship Program

The Texas Archeological Society (TAS) has been offering scholarships to support Native Americans who attend the TAS Field School since 2003. This program allows our members to meet, talk with, and learn from the native people whose traditions and lifeways are tied to Texas archeological sites. Scholarships are sponsored by donations from members of TAS and other local archeological societies, the Council of Texas Archeologists, archeological contracting firms, foundations, and others.

TAS Field Schools teach the principles of archeological survey, excavation, and laboratory processing through working side-by-side with experienced avocational and professional archeologists.  This is an ideal activity for families and persons of all ages who are in good health.  Informative lectures and activities are offered, and newcomers are given special training.  Young people between the ages of 7 and 13 attend an educational program.  Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult sponsor.  Visit the TAS Field School page for more information.

TAS will support the majority of the Field School costs for no more than two scholarship recipients from each native group per Field School, as funds allow.  The Field School registration fee is waived, and each scholarship recipient is given a kit containing the tools needed for excavation or survey.  Scholarships may include partial reimbursement for the expenses of persons traveling to Field School.  Reimbursement for long-distance travel may be restricted, determined by the distance and availability of funds.  Each scholarship recipient is registered as a TAS member, and will receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and Texas Archeology newsletter.

Since 2003, over 100 Native Americans have participated in the TAS Native American Field School scholarship program, including members of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Delaware Nation, Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Tap Pilam/Coahuiltecan Nation, and other groups. Articles and photographs of past Native American Field School scholarship programs are at these links: 

For more information please contact the current Native American Field School Scholarship Sub-committee Chair at: native-american-chair@txarch.org

 

Collegiate Scholarships

Collegiate Scholarships

The Collegiate Scholarship subcommittee sponsors the participation of enrolled college/university students in Field School, the Archeology Academy, and the Annual Meeting.

Archeology Academy Collegiate Scholarship

The scholarship recipient will be registered as a TAS student member for the current year, if not already a member, and will receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and Texas Archeology newsletter.  Academy registration will be covered; this includes a CD version of the manual, lunches and snacks during Academy sessions, and any materials needed.  Scholarships may include partial reimbursement for the expenses of persons traveling to Field School.  Reimbursement for long-distance travel may be restricted, determined by the distance and availability of funds.  The deadline to apply is approximately two weeks before each Academy's registration deadline; check scholarship form for actual date.  Please take into account that popular courses may fill up before the stated registration deadline.

For Further Details about the Archeology Academy see the website.

Field School Collegiate Scholarship

The scholarship recipient will be registered as a TAS student member for the current year, if not already a member, and will receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and Texas Archeology newsletter.  The Field School registration fee will be covered for the scholarship recipient, and that person will receive a dig kit containing the tools needed for excavation.  In addition, that person will receive a Field School T-shirt.  Breakfast and dinner will be provided from the TAS camp kitchen at no charge to the scholarship recipient.  While the recipient must provide his/her own lunches, TAS will donate ice for his/her cooler.  Scholarships may include partial reimbursement for the expenses of persons traveling to Field School.  Reimbursement for long-distance travel may be restricted, determined by the distance and availability of funds.

For Further Information about TAS Field School see the website.

Annual Meeting Collegiate Scholarship

The scholarship recipient will be registered as a TAS student member for the current year, if not already a member, and will receive the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and Texas Archeology newsletter. The Annual Meeting registration fee and banquet registration will be covered for the scholarship recipient.  Scholarships may include partial reimbursement for the expenses of persons traveling to Field School.  Reimbursement for long-distance travel may be restricted, determined by the distance and availability of funds.  The recipient will be responsible for making his/her own hotel arrangements.

For Further Details about the TAS Annual Meeting see the website.

Contact Collegiate@txarch.org