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 $750

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 $750. 

Please apply using the Phyllis Hartrich Memorial Award application.

Awards and Scholarships

Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Fund
Award Amount: $1,000 
Deadline: March 6, 2023

To apply for this award, a student must be a NYS resident enrolled in an accredited NYS college or university undergraduate anthropology or history program.  The student applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours; be majoring in anthropology or history; and be intending to pursue a career in archaeology (prehistoric, historic, military, industrial, marine) or museology; and be able to show a financial need.
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 6, 2023.  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

A committee composed of professional archaeologists, and avocational members of the Beauchamp Chapter will review the applications after March 6, and select the award recipient. 

The award winner will be selected no later than April 15, 2023 and announced at the 104th NYSAA Annual Meeting in Suffern, NY during the NYSAA annual awards banquet on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Sponsored by the William M. Beauchamp Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.


2022 UUP Scholarships
Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

SUNY undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by United University Professions, the union that represents academic and professional faculty at the State University of New York.

The application deadline for the UUP College Scholarship Fund scholarships is March 1, 2022. Applications are on UUP’s website, at

The Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Applicants for the scholarships must demonstrate personal and academic achievement and display a strong record of community service. UUP awards the scholarships to students on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on the number of times a student may apply.

For more information, contact UUP’s Administrative Office at (800) 342-4206. 

Internship Funding

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

University Resources