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Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS)
Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) is open to students who are members of historically underrepresented minorities majoring in archaeology. The scholarships are offered to minority archaeology students to help them complete their education and prepare for a career in archaeology and heritage management.

The scholarship is open to underrepresented groups, including African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and other non-European minorities. The scholarship can be used for a field school, to volunteer on a project directed by a professional archaeologist, or to receive other forms of archaeological training in the summer. A total of three HUGS awards will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university in the United States or Canada, or if outside the United States, a university with equivalent accreditation.

The scholarship is overseen by the Minority Scholarships Committee of the Society For American Archaeology (SAA). The Minority Scholarships Committee was established in 2010 to administer the Scholarship Fund and oversee scholarship application and awards. The first Scholarships were awarded in 2015.

The SAA Minority Scholarship Fund is sustained by individual donations and book royalty donations, as well as corporate partnerships.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JANUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $3,000.

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