Association of Professional Archaeologists

Association of Professional Archaeologists (Ontario) 

~  Student Bursary Awards  ~


$tudent Bursaries have arrived for APA's member$

University students struggle financially... we've all been there and, with the profession of archaeology not exactly being the most lucrative, many of us have been paying off student loans and debts well into our careers. APA is in a position to assist the next generation of CRM professionals and researchers, at least in a modest way.

Two Student Bursaries will be awarded once per calendar year to two Student members in the amount of $750 each.  Each bursary would be the approximate amount of tuition for 1 single-semester course.

“The APA Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Bursary” and “The APA Post-Secondary Student Bursary”

- Deadline for Application: after Sept 1st of the academic year (next deadline date tbd)

- Value: $750

For more information or to submit your application materials, contact us at members@apaontario.ca


* A growing number of Professional members are choosing to donate to this fund, thereby directly supporting the students who are up-and-coming in our profession!  A heart-felt thank you to those who are supporting the Student Bursaries! *


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The APA Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Bursary

next round: 2018-19 academic year

Value: $750

Eligibility: an APA Ontario Student member in good standing; a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in courses pertaining to the study of cultural resource management and which are relevant to the discipline of Archaeology/CRM in Ontario and its closely related fields of knowledge (i.e. Indigenous studies, applied landscape GIS, etc); and an individual of First Nations, M├ętis or Inuit descent

Application requirements: submit a letter of interest on or before the due date with the following information:

(a) name (as used in their APA membership), permanent address and preferred address of correspondence (e.g. phone, email, mailing address);

(b) name of institution attending, course of study, and specific courses already taken and currently enrolled in that are relevant to cultural resource management;

(c) 500 - 1,000 words outlining the applicant’s interests, experience (as a volunteer or paid employee) in Ontario archaeology and its related fields, plans (course of study, ideal employment stream) for the future, and affiliated First Nation, if applicable; and,

(d) two brief recommendations from (i) a professor/TA and (ii) an employer/supervisor/Band employee, each to attest to the applicant’s interests/knowledge/experience and future plans. 

* Please submit your application materials in .pdf, .doc, or .rtf formats to APAs Board of Directors care of members@apaontario.ca


** 2017-18 Recipient: Eliza Braden-Taylor **

APA member Eliza Braden-Taylor from Curve Lake First Nation, who currently attends Sir Sandford Fleming College, has been awarded the 2018 Indigenous Post-Secondary Student Bursary.  Eliza has worked on archaeological field projects as a liaison for Curve Lake First Nation and has also worked at Petroglyphs Provincial Park. She intends to continue pursuing archaeology, Indigenous studies and natural resource management.

With strong recommendations from an instructor and an archaeological mentor, it is clear that Eliza is preparing herself for a bright future with her Nation's resource management.  Congratulations and best wishes, Eliza, from your fellow APA members!

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The APA Post-Secondary Student Bursary

next round: 2018-19 academic year

Value: $750

Eligibility: an APA Ontario Student member in good standing; and, a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in courses pertaining to the study of cultural resource management and which are relevant to the discipline of Archaeology/CRM in Ontario and its closely related fields of knowledge (i.e. Indigenous studies, applied landscape GIS, etc).

Application requirements: submit a letter of interest on or before the due date with the following information:

(a) name (as used in their APA membership), permanent address and preferred address of correspondence (e.g. phone, email, mailing address);

(b) name of institution attending, course of study, and specific courses already taken and currently enrolled in that are relevant to cultural resource management;

(c) 500 - 1,000 words outlining the applicant’s interests, experience (as a volunteer or paid employee) in Ontario archaeology and its related fields, plans (course of study, ideal employment stream) for the future, and affiliated First Nation, if applicable; and,

(d) two brief recommendations from (i) a professor/TA and (ii) an employer/supervisor, each to attest to the applicant’s interests/knowledge/experience and future plans. 

* Please submit your application materials in .pdf, .doc, or .rtf formats to APAs Board of Directors care of members@apaontario.ca *


** 2017-18 Recipient: Daniel LaPierre **

APA member Daniel LaPierre, who currently attends Trent University, has been awarded APA's 2018 Post-Secondary Student Bursary.  Daniel has worked on archaeological field projects and has assisted with lab work as well.  He intends to pursue archaeology as a career, with the next step being a Master's degree.

Daniel's academic and employer references provided clear support for his work and career path.  Congratulations on your achievements so far, Daniel, from your fellow APA members!

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