Connie Downing Scholarship for the Greenland-Arctic Vikings Program

Institute for Field Research, Connie Downing

Deadline: January 30, 2019

Website: https://ifrglobal.org/students/scholarships/


Institute for Field Research

424-209-1173 ext. 100


Application Process

Created through a generous gift from Ms. Connie Downing, this scholarship is design to support undergraduate students planning to participate in the 2019 Greenland-Arctic Vikings Field School. This scholarship dramatically reduces tuition for four students attending this field school from its original $5,700 to $2,700 – creating eight $3,000 awards. Selection of awardees will be based on and determined by a combination of academic achievement, letter of recommendation, and the strength of essays written as replies to application essay questions.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship. Only four students will be admitted to the field school and each will be awarded this scholarship. Students interested in participating in the Greenland-Arctic Vikings Field School must apply directly through the program’s application page.


  • Open to students who are applying to the Greenland-Arctic Vikings Field School.
  • One recommendation letter requested through the online application process. Upload the name & email address of the person who will send a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts showing your current GPA.
  • Complete the application essay questions .
  • Submit all materials on time. Incomplete applications or application submitted past the designated deadline will not be accepted or considered. No exceptions.


Eight scholarships are available in the amount of $3,000 each. The scholarship is an automatic deduction from the original tuition of $5,700. Students winning this award will pay only $2,700 as tuition for the Greenland Arctic Vikings Field School. This scholarship has no cash value. This scholarship may not be applied to any other field school, within or outside the IFR.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open for students applying for the Greenland-Arctic Vikings Field School only.
  • Must be 18 years old or older at the day the field school begins.
  • Minimum GPA 3.2 (equivalent to 87% grade average).
  • Current undergraduate student in an institution of higher education (community college, university, etc.) anywhere in the world.
  • There is no nationality restriction. Any student may apply.
  • Your major does not need to be in archaeology or related subject. Students from any major are encouraged to apply.

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