A Skidmore graduate, Sally acquired a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from Hunter at 60 years of age. A Founder and President of the Southeast Florida Archaeological Society (SEFAS), Sally was an avid sailor, outdoorswoman and archaeologist who worked to conserve the environment and preserve history.
In honor of SEFAS founder, Sarah “Sally” McKeige, the South East Florida Archaeological Society is offering a one-time award in the amount of $500.00 to a student currently enrolled in a degree granting Florida College or University. The grant money can assist the student with conducting archaeological research in southeastern Florida. Grant funds can be used to cover the costs associated with archaeological fieldwork, specialized analyses (e.g., radiocarbon dates, faunal or botanical analyses, soils analysis, etc.), and, in some cases, travel expenses associated with presenting a paper based on the student’s research at a professional meeting. Each student who makes a poster or podium presentation at the 2018 Annual FAS Meeting is eligible to compete for the award. One entry will be drawn at random at the Friday FAS Board Meeting to decide the recipient from among those eligible students presenting research on SE Florida. The recipient shall receive one complimentary ticket to the awards banquet to receive their award. Should no eligible students be identified, SEFAS reserves the right to offer this award at a future conference.