ANS awards funding to local students who have declared as anthropology/archaeology majors at the 2-year, 4-year, or university levels. The first awards were made in the Fall 2009 semester. The idea behind the scholarship fund is to provide assistance to worthy students with either some class tuition costs or the costs of books.
There is a need to train home grown talent to work in the local CRM field. We need trained archaeologists who can initially work at the technician level (field crew, laboratory crew, etc.). As you know the costs of higher education have increased significantly in the last few years which often serves as a deterrent to local students who might be thinking of entering the archaeological profession. The scholarship fund is run through the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Foundation, the endowment assists local students for the foreseeable future.
Nevada students in an archaeology or anthropology major at a 2-year or 4-year college or university are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The fund can help to offset the cost of class tuition and/or books.
To apply for the scholarship, follow this link and follow instructions on the CSN Scholarship application pages: https://csn.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/scholarx_scholarshipsearch.aspx
This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for early-stage archaeology students, so please spread the word.
For information on how you can contribute, contact ANS president Dr. Andrew McCarthy by email @ Andrew.McCarthy@csn.edu.