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 2019 are closed. Please join us to celebrate our 2019 awardees on May 13th, at 2:00 pm, in the Alumni House, University at Albany-SUNY.


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