Student Funding

The department encourages all undergraduate majors and minors to frequently check this page to apply for funding opportunities as they become available.

Department Awards

Research Funding

Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award
Award Amount: Up to $2,000

The Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award supports independent undergraduate research. This award honors the memory of Phyllis Hartrich, who served for many years as the Undergraduate Coordinator in our department. The research project must be designed and carried out by students in consultation with their advisors. The award is designed to defray expenses directly related to research, including equipment and travel to research sites. No funds will be provided for travel to conferences or for research designed by a faculty member. Awards will be announced at the annual department graduation in May, and will cover expenses for research projects carried out over the subsequent calendar year.

The selection committee will make one or more awards totaling up to $2,000. 

Awards and Scholarships

Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Fund 
Award Amount: $1,000 + 1-year membership in NYSAA
Deadline: March 1, 2021


A student must

  • be a New York State resident enrolled in an accredited New York State college or university undergraduate anthropology or history program;
  • have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours;
  • be majoring in anthropology or history; 
  • be intending to pursue a career in archaeology (prehistoric, historic, military, industrial, marine) or museology; 
  • and be able to show a financial need.

Application Instructions 

The applicant must provide:

  1. A current college transcript showing a “B” average or better
  2. A financial need statement (Financial aid verification form from the college)
  3. A letter describing involvement in archaeological projects; a brief description of financial need; and applicant’s future plans (stated in the applicant’s own words & writing)
  4. A recommendation from a professional archaeologist

The application for this award must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2021.  It is advised that materials be sent as early as possible in the event that the committee has questions.  All materials are to be sent to Dr. Ellis McDowell-Loudan at the following address.

Dr. Ellis McDowell-Loudan
Box 502
3 West Academy St.
Mcgraw, NY 13101


Internship Funding

No opportunities available at this time. Please check back soon.

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