The Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) identifies that minority groups have long been underrepresented in American archaeology. HUGS offers up to $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students. The award covers expenses including food, accommodation, travel, research, and books. If a beneficiary wishes to participate in fieldwork, the financial aid can help cover out-of-pocket expenses.
Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarships 2024 – Overview
|Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarships
|Application Open Date
|October 1, 2023
|January 31, 2024
Follow the requirements for applying for the Program:
- Must be a member of historically underrepresented minorities in archaeology, including but not restricted to African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and other non-European minorities.
- Must be a resident of either the United States or Canada.
- At the time of application, you must be enrolled in a regionally accredited university in the United States or Canada or, if outside the United States, a university with equivalent accreditation.
- If the applicant is a graduate student, she/he must be in their first or second year of graduate studies and may not have an MA/MS degree at the time of application.
- Must be Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.
- Applicant must be one of the minority groups, including African American, Hispanic, and other non-European minorities.
- It is also only available to the United States and Canadian citizens.
- Eligible students with an MA/MS degree or those enrolled in a regionally accredited university in the mentioned countries.
To apply for the program, you will have to submit your application.
- Recommendation letters
Students will be considered based on passion in the field and possess exemplary grades. You must certify that you have never been sued for discrimination or harassment or are currently under such disciplinary action.