Scholarships and Grants

Please donate to the PCAS Scholarships and Grants program:





In 2024 Pacific Coast Archaeological Society (PCAS) is offering four $1000 scholarships—the Myrtle Soderberg Memorial Scholarship, the Gloria Bogdan Memorial Scholarship, the Sherri Gust Memorial Scholarship, and the Scott Findlay Memorial Scholarship. These awards are in keeping with our mandate to encourage interest and education in the discipline of Archaeology. Undergraduate students who will have upper division status in the fall of the scholarship year are eligible to apply. Applicants can either be transferring from a community college or already enrolled at a four-year university.

Read the eligibility requirements in the Scholarship Guidelines. Complete the Scholarship Application, and email it to (you will receive confirmation of receipt within 24 hours), or you may choose to mail it to the address below. The writer of your required letter of recommendation may either email ( or USPS mail the letter to the address below. Applications will be accepted until April 30.

Research and Presentation Grants

Due to the generous support of our membership, we are now able to expand our scholarship program and offer grants to upper division and graduate students. PCAS has committed a total of $500 per year to this grant program. We hope that this funding will encourage students in their research efforts and conference participation.

In addition to grant funding, PCAS offers students the opportunity to study collections held at our Santa Ana curation facility. Students willing to include these collections in their research will receive priority in the grant process.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year until funds are expended for the subsidy of research expenses, such as laboratory analysis costs, expendable supplies, etc. Applications for conference presentation grants also will be accepted throughout the year for expenses such as registration fees, travel, and accommodations. The student must be an active participant in the conference, presenting a paper or poster, or participating on a panel.

Funds will be awarded based on the relevance of the research to the advancement of Pacific Coast archaeology. Students applying for a research grant will be required to submit a research design and budget with their application and will be expected to present their results at a future PCAS general membership meeting. Read the grant requirements in the Grant Guidelines. Complete the Grant Application and either e-mail it to or USPS mail it to the address below.

Mail completed applications: or

Pacific Coast Archaeological Society

Scholarship/Grant Committee
PO Box 10926
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

For additional information, please email