Awards & Scholarships

The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies offers several financial awards to SUNY Albany students each year for outstanding essays and research projects in Mesoamerican anthropology. Each of the award names below links to additional information. Click here to see the 2015 award winners.

Applications for Spring 2015 are now closed. Please join us Tuesday, May 12 at 2:30pm in the Alumni House at the University at Albany to celebrate this year's winners.


Essay Awards

The David Scotchmer Essay Award

The Undergraduate Essay Award in Mesoamerican Studies


Research Scholarships

The First Encounter Scholarship for Mesoamerican Fieldwork

The Christopher De Cormier Memorial Scholarship