Native Teens - Register For Archeology Scholarship By April 15th
Denver, Colo. - The Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists is offering a scholarship for a Native American teen to attend the 2004 High School Excavation Program at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez,
Colorado, July 18-24, 2004.
Any Native American student, who is at least 14 years of age by September 1, 2004, and attending high school is encouraged to apply. No prior experience is needed to participate in the High School Excavation Program. The 2004 program will include opportunities to excavate at an ancient Pueblo site, analyze artifacts, and learn skills such as spear-throwing and fire-starting. There will also be a field trip to see the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, a World Heritage site.
The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, as well as room and board for the program. The scholarship recipient will be responsible for his or her own travel costs.
The 2003 scholarship was awarded to Brian Houle, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, from Mandan, North Dakota. After completing the 2003 program, Brian wrote "The program at Crow Canyon is excellent and I would
highly recommend it to anyone thinking about going into archaeology. I would also recommend it to those interested in history or anything for that matter."
Applications for the scholarship may be obtained by contacting Theresa Titone at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 970-565-8975, or 800-422-8975 extension 130, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting applications is April 15, 2004. For more information about the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, visit the Center's website at www.crowcanyon.org. For more information about the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, visit www.coloradoarchaeologists.org.
The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to initiate and conduct archaeological research and public education programs in partnership with Native Americans and institutions with common interests.
Crow Canyon's programs and admissions practices are open to applicants of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.
The Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists is a non-profit, voluntary association that exists for the purpose of maintaining and promoting the goals of professional archaeology in the State of Colorado.
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