About the Scholarship

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) helps to increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in archaeology. The minority groups are under-represented in US professional archaeology, creating an imbalance with consequences, not only in research goals but particularly in communication with diverse publics.

Archaeology and other social sciences have been unusual career choices for first-generation college students of less privileged sectors of society. Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship provided by the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an initial step for assisting individuals in realizing their goals of entering careers in archaeology. The scholarship provides funding to minority archaeology students, helping them enhance their education and successfully prepare for a variety of careers in archaeology and heritage management

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)  Amount

  • A total of three HUGS awards will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students

  • The scholarship amount is $3000

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)  Application deadline

All the applicants requested to submit the application before January 29.2020.to ensure that their application is received timely and not wait until the deadline. Make sure all the details are up to date and error free.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a member of historically underrepresented minorities in archaeology such as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and other non-European minorities.

  • The applicant must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.

  • The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States, Canada or elsewhere.

  • The applicant cannot already have an M.A./M.S. degree at the time of application.

  • The applicant must be in the 1st or 2nd year of the course if a graduate student. 

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