Mentorship Program Resources

Field schools

Past Horizons - hosts a variety of field schools

AIA fieldwork bulletin - interactive map of field school and volunteer opportunities

Waldbaum Scholarship - A scholarship established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane C. Waldbaum to assist students with the expenses associated with participation in archaeological field schools

Undergraduate Grants

The Sportula classics microgrants -

Black Trowel Collective Microgrants -

Gillman scholarship - “The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship provides funding to undergraduates pursuing non-traditional study abroad destinations, and aims to support students traditionally under-represented in study abroad, including students with high financial need, in under-represented fields such as the sciences and engineering, from diverse ethnic backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.”

Beinecke scholarship - “The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated juniors to pursue graduate opportunities available to them in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Scholars must currently receive significant financial aid.”

Freeman Asia - “Freeman-ASIA supports college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who demonstrate financial need, to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia”

Josephine de Karman fellowship - “De Kármán fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a U.S. university. Only Ph.D. students preparing to defend their dissertation and undergraduate students entering their senior year are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. $25,000 will be awarded to Ph.D. students and $15,000 to undergraduate students. Special consideration is given to applicants in the Humanities.”

Mellon Mays - “The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship aims to address the problem of underrepresentation by increasing diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. This program encourages fellows to enter Ph.D. programs that prepare students for academic careers. It is not intended to support students for medical school, law school or other professional schools. Undergraduates are typically identified sophomore year and funded through the junior and senior years. The fellowship provides students with structured programming, faculty mentoring, stipends for research activities, support for summer research, and repayment of undergraduate loans of up to $10,000 provided that the student pursues doctoral study in specified fields.”

Point Foundation - “Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point Foundation empowers LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential and allows for students to make a significant impact on society. Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and involvement in the LGBTQ community. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

Rainbow scholarship - “The Rainbow Scholarship will be awarded to LGBTQI students who aim to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. This scholarship is made possible by the support international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of LGBTQI students. This scholarship is intended for undergraduate students who plan to study abroad for at least 4 weeks.”

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship - “The Rotary Foundation Scholarship aims to promote relationships among people of different nations. Scholarships and support grants are offered for secondary, undergraduate, or graduate study in one of the following six areas: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, maternal and child health, supporting education, and growing local economies. Applicants at the university level must be a citizen of a country in which there is a Rotary Club, must have completed at least two years of university, and have relevant foreign language proficiency.”