Ireland-Birr Field School Scholarship

Institute for Field Research

Deadline(s): 
March 22, 2019

The Ireland-Birr field school and the Ireland-Birr field school short session are designed to introduce students to the relationships between humans and landscape. Understanding the landscape, how it formed and how it has been altered by humans, is an integral part of the study of the Anthropocene, Geology and Archaeology. To attract top level students, the program is offering two scholarships assisting students in covering a portion of the tuition cost. A $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a student attending the full, four weeks Birr field school. A $250 Scholarship will be awarded to students attending the short, two week program at Birr. This scholarship has no cash value and will be awarded as a reduction in field school tuition only.

Requirements

  • Must apply and be admitted to the Ireland-Birr field school or the Ireland-Birr field school short session (no deposit fee is required to be able to apply for this scholarship).
  • One recommendation letter requested through the online application process. Please upload name and email address of the person who will send a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts showing your current Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Complete application essay questions.
  • Submit all materials on time and online. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. No exceptions.

Awards

One $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a student attending the full, four weeks Birr field school. One $250 Scholarship will be awarded to students attending the short, two week program at Birr. The scholarship sum will be deducted from the cost of the Ireland-Birr field school.  These scholarships have no cash value.  These scholarships may not be applied to any other field school, within or outside those offered by the IFR.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Any student who has been admitted to the Ireland-Birr field school or the Ireland-Birr field school short session
  • Must be 18 years old or older at the day the field school begins.
  • Minimum GPA 2.5 (equivalent to 70% grade average).
  • Current matriculating student at any level (undergraduate or graduate), or an individual who graduated in the past five years from an institution of higher education (community college, university, etc.) anywhere in the world.
  • Students of all nationalities may apply.
  • Your major does not need to be in archaeology, geography or related subjects. Students from any major are encouraged to apply.
Contact Name: 
Miriam Bar-Zemer
424-209-1173 ext. 100