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Scholarships and Research Grants

ASC staff funds a scholarship and a research grant awarded to individuals who are pursuing education or independent research in the field of Cultural Resources Management. The support for these awards comes from the ASC Fund, established in 1992, which has been steadily growing through voluntary payroll deductions from staff and donations from alumni and other friends of the ASC. Over the years, nearly $25,000 has been distributed to ASC staff and SSU students.

The ASC Scholarship in Cultural Resource Management

The ASC Scholarship, awarded annually to a first-year graduate student in the CRM master's program, promotes interest in CRM as an academic discipline and a career choice. The scholarship, based on academic ability, is administered through the University's scholarship office. Two $750 scholarships were awarded in the past year to Lauren Carriere and Samantha Dollinger.

The David A. Fredrickson Research Grant in Cultural Resources Management

These grants assists researchers affiliated with the ASC—permanent or part-time staff, interns, or volunteers—by granting money to complete specific aspects of significant, ongoing CRM research. The award is named in honor of David A. Fredrickson, Director of the ASC from its founding in 1974 to 1992, a major figure in California prehistoric archaeology and a leader in the development of Cultural Resources Management nationwide.

Uses of the grant have included the costs involved in creating outreach materials, such as lesson plans or museum displays; fees for specialist's studies or production of technical graphics; and expenses necessary to publish important research. Research based on ASC collections is encouraged. Research may involve one or more subdisciplines of CRM—including architectural history, field or laboratory research in prehistoric or historical archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, and oral history—or may be studies of actual methods, standards, and conduct of CRM. One or more ($500 to $1,500) research grants may be awarded annually, depending on available funds and interest.

In Fiscal year 2012/2013 a total of $3,500 in Research Grants was awarded to Dana Shew and Bryan Mischke.