IFR Opportunity Scholarships

Institute for Field Research

Deadline(s): 
March 8, 2019

The IFR Academic Board recognizes that some students demonstrate great academic promise already as undergraduate students. It also recognizes that the cost of a field school may pose a hurdle to such promising students with limited financial resources. To support promising students and create a path for significant intellectual and academic growth, the IFR Opportunity Scholarship will support a number of students and will cover the full cost of a field school plus the cost of airfare to and from the field. This scholarship covers only students applying to an IFR field school and has no cash value.

Requirements:

  • Unofficial copy of transcripts showing your GPA.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.
  • Complete an application, and be admitted, to an IFR field school (no need to pay the deposit fee to be eligible for this scholarship).
  • Complete the Opportunity Scholarship Application online.
  • US students currently enrolled in institution of higher education must upload a copy of their most recent FAFSA application. Students who graduated more than one year ago or students who are not US citizens must upload their most recent tax returns (Federal form 1040 for US citizens only).
  • Incomplete applications or application submitted past the designated deadline will not be accepted or considered. No exceptions.

Awards:

Each Opportunity Scholarship covers the full cost of any IFR field school tuition plus the cost of airfare to and from the field. The IFR will purchase the airline ticket for students awarded this scholarship at the lowest fare available. This scholarship has no cash value. This scholarship may not be applied to any field school outside those offered by the IFR.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete an application, and be admitted, to an IFR field school (no need to pay the deposit fee to be eligible for this scholarship).
  • Must be at least 18 years old at the day the field school begins.
  • Must have a minimum GPA 3.5 (equivalent to 90% grade average).
  • Current student or student who graduated in the past three years from any 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 disciplines. Students from any major are welcome to apply.
  • Name & email addresses of two faculty members who will send recommendation letters on your behalf.
  • ¬†Students may apply to all other IFR scholarships. Applying to this scholarship does not prevent you from applying to any other IFR award.
  • Complete application online.
Contact Name: 
Miriam Bar-Zemer
424-209-1173 ext. 100