In 2007, the SHA Board instituted a fundraising campaign to fully endow the Society's annual student education awards. These include the Ed and Judy Jelks Student Travel Award, the Quebec City Award/Bourse de Québec, the Dissertation Prize, and the Student Paper Prize. This campaign is aimed at strengthening our society for the long term.
Each year, part of the SHA's annual budget is devoted to paying for these awards, which help to ensure the future of the field by assisting and recognizing students. We would now like to make sure that these awards will be given every year without fail by endowing them fully. Even though some of these awards are already endowed thanks to the generosity of past donors, the SHA is raising an additional $32,000 to permanently endow all aspects of all these awards. This endowment and all its future proceeds will be used exclusively for the SHA's education-related activities.
Due to the generosity of many SHA members and friends, this campaign has already met with great success in its first few months. We have already raised more than $18,000 for the endowment, bringing us more than halfway to our goal.
Show your commitment to the Society and its student members by making your own donation to this effort, small or large. Your gift is tax-deductible in the US, to the extent allowed by law. You can make your Donation online right now or you can send checks made out to the "Society for Historical Archaeology" to:
SHA Education Awards Endowment
Society for Historical Archaeology
15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 130,
Rockville, MD 20850
Lu Ann De Cunzo, President
John Chenoweth, Chair, Development Committee