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 2014 award winners.

Applications for the Spring 2015 First Encounter award have been extended. Applications are now due Monday, April 13. We are no longer accepting Spring 2015 applications for the Christopher De Cormier Memorial Scholarship or the David Scotchmer Essay Award.


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