Published: Dec. 3, 2021
CU graduate student Chance Ward studies horse bones in the museum's Archaeozoology Laboratory.

Congratulations to Museum and Field Studies Graduate Student, Chance Ward, whose Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) award was featured in A&S Magazine.

Chance Ward, a graduate student in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Museum and Field Studies Program, has received an award from the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (CCPA) to support his studies.

Ward, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and a member of the Mnicoujou and Hunkpapa bands of the Lakota Nation, won a scholarship to fund book purchases, travel and materials for his master's studies that include museum curation, collections management, artifact analysis, cultural preservation laws and tribal preservation programs.

"It means a lot for me. It’s a very competitive scholarship among other highly qualified applicants," Ward said. "Getting this award means that I’m on a career trajectory that I am passionate about and I know that I will be able to do well. It’s nice to see that effort be recognized."

Bridget Ambler, chair for the CCPA’s Native American Scholarship Committee, said the CCPA offers scholarships up to $1,500 annually to Native American students to fund travel, archaeological field studies, training and certification programs associated with archaeology, anthropology, museum and related fields of study. 

Read the entire article in A&S Magazine