La Brea Tar Pits Program Housing Stipend Scholarship

Institute for Field Research

Deadline: March 22, 2019

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

Application Process

The US CA-La Brea Tar Pits field school is focused on Paleontology and Paleoecology, where students will be trained in paleontological excavation, fossil preparation, and museum curation, education, and outreach, and will learn how paleontological data are being used today to manage for future environmental change. To support students from outside the Los Angeles area, this scholarship will provide a limited number of $750 housing stipends that will help to defray costs of lodging within reasonable driving/bus/train distance from the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.


  • Open to students attending the US CA-La Brea Tar Pits program only.
  • Complete application essay questions.
  • Upload unofficial transcripts.
  • Upload projected housing budget
  • Submit all materials online and on time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Competitive scholarships, each for up to $750, provided as housing stipends. This award will be paid directly to landlords or other housing operators (Airbnb, hotels, etc.) or against original housing receipts issued to students enrolled in the US CA-La Brea Tar Pits program. This scholarship may not be applied to any other field school, within or outside those offered by the IFR.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any student admitted to the US CA-La Brea Tar Pits field school.
  • Must be 18 years old or older at the day the field school begins.
  • Current student at any level or graduated in the past five years from 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 paleontology or related subject. Students from any major are encouraged to apply.

support Us

The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.