Presently AAHS awards over $25,000 annually to researchers and educators.
The funds to support these awards are raised from donations and a number of generous bequests.
The Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society sponsors four awards annually
AAHS provides annual awards to recognize the hard work and contributions of persons to cultural knowledge, for leadership or bringing anthropology, history or a related discipline to the public and for tireless work behind-the-scenes that has often gone unrecognized. Also, AAHS presents appreciation awards to recognize those who have volunteered their services or have made other contributions on behalf of the Society and its programs.