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.

Applications for Spring 2017 are now open. Applications should be submitted to the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (AS 233) or the IMS mailbox (AS 236), including a digital copy in PDF to no later than Monday March 27, 2017. Follow the links below to see the eligibility and requirements for each award. Click here to see the 2016 award 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 DeCormier Memorial Scholarship