Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship

Archaeologist Cynthia Kordecki was one of the greatest contributors to the North Dakota Archaeological Association. This scholarship honors her memory.

The Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to individuals to promote the scientific investigation, preservation, and publication of archaeological research in North Dakota[1]. It annually awards research scholarships. Awards may be up to $1,000 (USD).

Requirements

  1. People of any age may apply for the scholarship, including students, educators, professional researchers, and “life-long” learners.

  2. The research must promote the scientific investigation, preservation, and publication of archaeological research in the Northern Plains (with preference given to research based in North Dakota)[2].

  3. The scholarship must be used to fund part or all of a specific research or education project.

  4. Award recipients must share a research presentation with the membership of the North Dakota Archaeological Association (NDAA). Options are: 1) publishing the research as an article in the NDAA journal North Dakota Archaeology, 2) publishing a brief report in the NDAA newsletter, and/or 3) presenting the research at an annual meeting of the NDAA.


Application Process

To apply, submit a completed and signed application form to the Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship, postmarked by April 15, 2022. The Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship will notify awardees no later than April 22, 2022. Scholarship awardees will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the NDAA and a copy of the issue of North Dakota Archaeology and/or NDAA newsletter in which their article appears.

Please email application materials to ckscholarship@yahoo.com or mail to:
Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship,

c/o NDAA

P.O. Box 179

Bismarck, ND 58502

 

[1] The Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship is a separate nonprofit organization from the North Dakota Archaeological Association (NDAA). The NDAA is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization.

[2] The Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship cannot fund archaeological fieldwork for which the applicant has not received prior permission from the landowner, or which does not involve a Principal Investigator who is eligible for a permit to conduct archaeological work in accordance with federal and state law.

 

Cynthia Kordecki Scholarship Application