The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of BAR, offers dig scholarships of $2,000 each to selected applicants who wish to partici-pate in a dig and demonstrate sufficient need. To apply, fill in the online form at In addition, applicants must submit a résumé and letter of recommendation. Applications must be received by March 22, 2024.

A few of our 2023 BAS Dig Scholarship winners share what made their dig experiences so special. See more stories in BAS’s free eBook A Digger’s Life: A Guide to the Archaeological Dig Experience, at

“Our time at Nazareth and weekend excursions helped me to picture many cities I had read about in the Bible. As we worked and traveled, I enjoyed the team camaraderie, and I returned from the trip with new friends and a newfound enthusiasm about archaeology and history.” — Martha Jeske

“Being part of the Tel Hadid excavation was the experience of a lifetime. As a busy mother and teacher, I never dreamed that a trip to Israel would be possible. I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate on this dig and to see a part of the world I have loved since I was a child.” — Lindsay Radice

“I am grateful I was able to attend the Azekah dig to work alongside experts and fellow students; it was an eye-opening experience! As a researcher who lives far outside Israel, I was able to learn a lot about the use of archaeological data in biblical studies.” — Asia Lerner-Gay