In response to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, the Association for Washington Archaeology (AWA) has established a Crisis Relief Fund. The AWA Crisis Relief Fund will provide one-time financial assistance to recently-unemployed Archaeological Technicians and unemployed recent graduates of Archaeology and Archaeology-Related Graduate Programs who meet all application criteria.
AWA would like to thank the generous donors who have made it possible to assist those in need who are working in or just entering our profession. We deeply appreciate their help as we work together to assist some of the most vulnerable in our community. If you wish to donate, or donate again, please see the end of this announcement!
AWA extends to each and every one of you our very best wishes for your continued health and safety. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Crisis Relief Fund or how to apply. We look forward to assisting our great community!
Apply for Crisis Relief Fund Financial Assistance
To apply for one-time financial assistance from the AWA Crisis Relief Fund, please download and complete the application below (PDF or Docx). Email it to email@example.com with the words "COVID Relief Application" in the subject line.
In order to be considered, you must meet the stated criteria in the application. Only applications meeting the required criteria will be considered by the AWA Crisis Relief Fund Committee. One-time financial assistance to those meeting the criteria will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until the relief fund is exhausted.
Donate to the Crisis Relief Fund!
Please join the Association for Washington Archaeology (AWA) in a fundraiser supporting our new Crisis Relief Fund. Our goal is to provide one-time financial assistance to Archaeological Technicians and recent graduates of Archaeology and Archaeology-Related Graduate Programs in Washington State who find themselves unemployed since March 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Supporting this community is in the interest of AWA’s mission statement “to encourage the appreciation, protection, and preservation of the archaeological resources of Washington State…” (Bylaws of the AWA, Section II. Article B).
To donate online, please click on the "Donate" button below. To donate by check, please email the AWA Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.