Through its awards and scholarships program, the Alaska Anthropological Association seeks to recognize outstanding work by its members, to support professional development, and to encourage the academic excellence of students.
Each September the Association issues a call to its membership for award nominations, student scholarship applications, and entries in the Edwin S. Hall student paper competition. Submissions and supporting materials must be received by February 1. The Awards, Scholarship, and Student Paper committees review applications and make recommendations for approval by the Association's Board. It is not required that any award, scholarship, or prize be given every year. Recipients are announced at the awards banquet and during the business meeting at the Association's annual conference in March. All awardees must be members in good standing, are given advance notice of their awards, and receive free tickets to the banquet.
In addition, the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists, an interest group of the Association, annually offers the Christina Jensen Scholarship to support student research in zooarchaeology (see http://www.akzooarch.org/ to apply).
Information on individual programs is provided below, with downloadable nomination and application forms. Forms and supporting materials may be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or printed and mailed to:
Awards and Scholarships
Alaska Anthropological Association
P.O. Box 241686
Anchorage, AK 99524-1686