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    Top 36 Archaeology Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: May 1st, 2024

    Archaeology is a fascinating major that involves the study of human history and prehistory through the analysis of material remains. As an archaeology student, you’ll learn about the methods and techniques used to excavate and interpret artifacts and other cultural evidence, such as ancient buildings, tools, and artwork. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the social and cultural context of past societies, and explore how they interacted with their environment.

    This major can lead to careers in academia, cultural resource management, museums, or government agencies, and is ideal for those who have a passion for history and a desire to uncover the mysteries of the past. If you are an archeology student you’ll probably also want to make your education as affordable as possible. That’s why we’ve profiled the top archaeology scholarships below. Keep on reading to learn more about the award amounts, scholarship deadlines, and eligibility requirements.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Breakthrough Junior Challenge

    Offered by Breakthrough

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Breakthrough

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the challenge awards $250,000 to a 13-18-year-old student who creatively and clearly explains a scientific or mathematical theory, concept, or principle in video form. The videos must be no longer than a minute and 30 seconds long and should be a dynamic visual medium, using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations, and more. The scholarship is funded by technology investors and science philanthropists Julia and Yuri Milner.  If you have a love for STEM, video making, and want to go to college debt-free, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    GeneTex Scholarship

    Offered by GeneTex

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by GeneTex

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all STEM majors enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in good academic standing, including international students. Offered by GeneTex, the scholarship supports young scientists pursuing a postsecondary education to increase scientific advancement and future discoveries. GeneTex is a Texas-based life science, biotechnology company that develops and sells research reagents in the biomedical field. The GeneTex scholarship awards one student $2,000 biannually for use toward their education or other expenses. Typically, the deadlines for each year will fall in July and December or January of each year. If you are a STEM major looking for some help with tuition and fees, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship

    Offered by SBB Research Group

    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by SBB Research Group

    Are you a full-time student studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics? The SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship could be a good fit for you! The…Show More

    Are you a full-time student studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics? The SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship could be a good fit for you! The…Show More

    Are you a full-time student studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics? The SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship could be a good fit for you! The scholarship is awarded monthly, with 12 winners being selected throughout the year. The best part about this scholarship is the work to reward ratio. By simply submitting a short 500-word essay, you could win $2,500 from the SBB Research Group. If you fit the scholarship criteria, we encourage you to submit your essay and apply today!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    Alice Hamilton Scholarship

    Offered by Colorado Archaeological Society

    Multiple awards worth $200 - $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Colorado Archaeological Society

    Are you majoring in Anthropology or a cross-discipline field, with an emphasis in Archaeology at a Colorado college or university? If so, you may be…Show More

    Are you majoring in Anthropology or a cross-discipline field, with an emphasis in Archaeology at a Colorado college or university? If so, you may be…Show More

    Are you majoring in Anthropology or a cross-discipline field, with an emphasis in Archaeology at a Colorado college or university? If so, you may be eligible for the Alice Hamilton Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards between $200 and $1,000 to multiple Colorado students with a passion for anthropology and/or archaeology. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $200 - $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy)

    Offered by Lemmermann Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Lemmermann Foundation

    The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and…Show More

    The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and…Show More

    The Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship Award for Research in Rome (Italy) provides a fantastic opportunity for postgraduate university students to delve into the rich history and culture of Rome. With scholarships awarding approximately 750 euros per month (~810 USD), recipients can immerse themselves in research concerning Rome and the Roman culture, spanning from the pre-Roman period to the present day. This scholarship is ideal for those in seeking to enrich their knowledge about Rome and gain valuable experiences in a city steeped in history. If this sounds like a good opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Buona fortuna!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

    Offered by Fontana Transport, Inc.

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Fontana Transport, Inc.

    The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education…Show More

    The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education…Show More

    The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree. Each year, the Fontana Transport, Inc. Scholars Program awards up to $5,000 to multiple underrepresented, high school seniors who will be first-generation college students and want to help their families and communities. For 2024, the program hopes to support students pursuing a degree in any of the following fields: Transportation Management, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, and/or the Spanish Language and Literature. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society Graduate Research Grant

    Offered by Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society

    6 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society

    The Graduate Student Research Grants will be awarded to the top two applicants in each grant category (archaeology, bio-anthropology, cultural/linguistic anthropology) selected by the National…Show More

    The Graduate Student Research Grants will be awarded to the top two applicants in each grant category (archaeology, bio-anthropology, cultural/linguistic anthropology) selected by the National…Show More

    The Graduate Student Research Grants will be awarded to the top two applicants in each grant category (archaeology, bio-anthropology, cultural/linguistic anthropology) selected by the National Executive Council.Show Less

    6 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship

    Offered by American Center of Research

    Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Center of Research

    The Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowships provide awards for undergraduate or graduate students to enable their participation in an archaeological excavation or survey in Jordan.…Show More

    The Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowships provide awards for undergraduate or graduate students to enable their participation in an archaeological excavation or survey in Jordan.…Show More

    The Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowships provide awards for undergraduate or graduate students to enable their participation in an archaeological excavation or survey in Jordan. Senior staff whose expenses are being borne largely or entirely by the project are ineligible. Applicants must be planning to participate in an ASOR/CAP-affiliated project in Jordan. It is also open to individuals who graduated less than 12 months before the February 1 application deadline and/or have been accepted to a Graduate program for Fall of the application year. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

    Offered by American Center of Oriental Research

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Center of Oriental Research

    The Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship provides $2,500 in support to an undergraduate or graduate student of any nationality except Jordanian citizens for participation…Show More

    The Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship provides $2,500 in support to an undergraduate or graduate student of any nationality except Jordanian citizens for participation…Show More

    The Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship provides $2,500 in support to an undergraduate or graduate student of any nationality except Jordanian citizens for participation in an archaeological project or research in Jordan. The fellowship is to assist in the partial payment of essential expenses for this research. Students whose expenses are being borne largely by the project are ineligible. In order to apply, interested students should submit two letters of recommendation. In addition, first-year graduate students should submit both graduate and undergraduate transcripts. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

    Offered by American Center of Oriental Research

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by American Center of Oriental Research

    The Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship will be granted to support a graduate student participating in an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For…Show More

    The Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship will be granted to support a graduate student participating in an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For…Show More

    The Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship will be granted to support a graduate student participating in an archaeological project or pursuing independent research in Jordan. For the current cycle, the Russell fellowship is open to enrolled graduate students of any non-Jordanian nationality. First-year graduate students should submit both graduate and undergraduate transcripts. All applicants must submit one letter of recommendation to apply. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,500
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship

    Offered by Davidson Institute

    Multiple awards worth up to $50,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Davidson Institute

    Are you a K-12 student who has created a significant piece of work in the field of STEM, literature, music, or philosophy? The Davidson Institute…Show More

    Are you a K-12 student who has created a significant piece of work in the field of STEM, literature, music, or philosophy? The Davidson Institute…Show More

    Are you a K-12 student who has created a significant piece of work in the field of STEM, literature, music, or philosophy? The Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship may be a good fit for you! The Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship is a life-changing $50,000 scholarship opportunity for any student in the United States who is under 18. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of significant work. This means any work or accomplishment that experts in the field recognize as meaningful and has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. This typically comes in the form of a project completed by the student(s). That’s right, student(s)! You can apply to the Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship in a group of two! There are also multiple scholarship categories you can choose to apply within, including Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Outside of the Box. Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $50,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    KPMG Future Leaders Program

    Offered by KPMG

    22 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by KPMG

    Are you an academically exceptional female student who plans to attend a college or university and study Business or STEM? The KPMG Future Leaders Program…Show More

    Are you an academically exceptional female student who plans to attend a college or university and study Business or STEM? The KPMG Future Leaders Program…Show More

    Are you an academically exceptional female student who plans to attend a college or university and study Business or STEM? The KPMG Future Leaders Program may then be a good scholarship opportunity for you. The KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards $10,000 scholarships to 22 female high school seniors with a proven track record of academic excellence. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years, totaling $40,000 over the course of one’s undergraduate career. In addition to the monetary award, winners will also take part in a leadership development retreat, mentorship, and an introduction to the sport of golf. Applicants should be planning to attend a four-year college to study Business or STEM and exhibit strong financial need. The program is funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. If you meet the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply for the KPMG Future Leaders Program! Show Less

    22 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started
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