Patricia and Les Cappetta have established the Matthew Tobin Cappetta Archaeological Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $100,000 and it is their hope that others will be inspired to contribute to the endowment.
Donations to this endowment support a scholarship that covers tuition, required fees, and books or course materials for one or more graduate students (Master's or Ph.D) to help them complete a graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology in memory of Matthew Tobin Cappetta.
Matthew Tobin Cappetta was an archaeologist who spent a decade in the American Southwest, working with Native American tribes on archaeological sites. He instilled trust and humor in those around him. Matthew intended to attend graduate school to get advanced training in archaeology before his tragic death in 2019. The Donors wish to honor his memory and lifelong passion for archaeology by establishing an endowed scholarship in his name that will support, in perpetuity, other aspiring archaeology students to attend graduate school and achieve their dreams of becoming professional archaeologists.