BAR 33:05, Sep/Oct 2007
Scholarships Send Diggers Abroad
This summer the trenches were once again filled with volunteers who traveled to the Middle East and Europe to participate in archaeological excavations. BAR offered scholarships of $1,000 each to 23 qualified volunteers who would not otherwise have been able to participate.
This year’s dig scholarship winners were chosen from a pool of nearly 60 applicants. This diverse group includes, among others, undergraduate students and Ph.D. candidates, a pastor and a social studies teacher, a Vietnam veteran and a man who returned to dig at Hazor after a 50-year absence. They were accepted to work at sites throughout Israel and Jordan, as well as Bulgaria.
To learn more about current excavations, scholarship opportunities and to download a free e-book about life on a dig, visit our digs Web site, www.findadig.com.