The Friends of Coronado Historic Site (FCHS), a 501c(3) organization that is also working with the Jemez Historic Site, accepts applications for its next FCHS Academic Awards at the end of each year.  Priority for awards are given to bachelor and master level students interested in pursuing research that furthers our understanding of the cultural history of the American Southwest. PhD candidates and students pursuing an associate degree will be considered on a case by case basis.


Fields of study can include but are not limited to: Cultural/Physical Anthropology, Linguistics, Museum Studies, History, Biology, and Geology. Of particular interest to the FCHS is the study of Kuaua and Giusewa Pueblos, kiva mural art, Spanish exploration, and the Catholic mission system. Projects that attract public visibility are a plus.


Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico are eligible. Awards range from $500 to $1,000. Higher levels of support can be considered on a case by case basis.

Those interested in applying should visit the FCHS website to familiarize yourself with the Coronado and Jemez sites, further review submission guidelines and, if needed, to download an application.

Questions and comments should be directed to the FCHS Academic Awards Committee Chair:    

Janice Kunz

FCHS Academic Award Chair