The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of BAR, offers dig scholarships of $2,000 each to people who wish to participate in a dig and demonstrate financial need. To apply, send a résumé, cover letter, and full contact information for two references (professional or academic) in one email to Please explain where and why you want to excavate, and why you should be selected for a scholarship. Priority will be given to first-time dig participants. Applications must be received by March 31, 2021. Due to changing regulations and travel restrictions, please see our website for updates.

Thank You

The generous contributions of our donors make the BAS Dig Scholarship program possible. Our sincere thanks to the following people, who supported the 2019 volunteers:

David B. Beckham

George Blumenthal

Edward and Raynette Boshell

David and Jemima Jeselsohn

W. Mark and Becky Lanier

Leon Levy Foundation, Shelby White, Trustee

John and Carol Merrill

Hugh Montgomery, Jr.

Samuel D. Turner and Elizabeth Goss