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F. Lewis Orrell Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award

The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society (AAHS) offers grants of up to $5,000 per year for curriculum enhancement related to the archaeology, history, or anthropology of the American Southwest. We are accepting proposals from any public or public-charter elementary, middle, or high school located in Pima or Santa Cruz Counties. Awards will be granted on a competitive basis. These grants are available thanks to a generous bequest to AAHS from F. Lewis Orrell Jr.

One of the missions of AAHS is to expand diversity and inclusiveness in the fields of history, archaeology and anthropology. We believe that one way to accomplish this is to expose children to these fields at an early age.

How to apply:

  • Funds may be requested for materials, supplies, textbooks, or other instructional materials used in classrooms. Funds can also be used direct expenses (travel, enrollment costs) for K-12 teacher continuing education in courses related to the archaeology, anthropology, or history of the southwestern United States.
  • The proposal must clearly state what you want to do. It must demonstrate that the money received will be sufficient to  accomplish your project, either in entirety, or as matched with other funds.
  • Include a detailed budget.
  • The written (non-budget) portion of the proposal should not be more than 5 pages (double spaced, 11 point font).
  • Applications must include an endorsement from your school principal.  

Funded projects:

Funds will be dispersed by AAHS to the awardee’s school or organization.

A report detailing the project’s execution and outcomes along with a detailed financial statement must be submitted to AAHS within 60 days after the completion of the project.

The application deadline for this award is February 28, 2019 for awards to be made during the interval from June 2019 through December 2019 Applications should be submitted through the AAHS website between February 1st and February 28th. For Application Form click here.