Mosaic and F. Gerald Ham Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nancy Beaumont, Executive Director
312.606.0722 or nbeaumont@archivists.org

January 2010

Mosaic and F. Gerald Ham Scholarships Available Financial assistance for graduate education in archival science

CHICAGO-The Society of American Archivists (SAA) will award up to two Mosaic Scholarships and two F. Gerald Ham Scholarships in 2010 to students pursuing graduate education in archival science. Both scholarships provide financial support and encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist.

In its second year, the Mosaic Scholarship grants $5,000 in financial support to minority students, while promoting diversification of the American archives profession and the American historical record. It will be awarded to selected applicants who demonstrate potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. Awardees will also receive a one-year membership in SAA and complimentary registration to the Archives*Records/DC 2010: the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and SAA.

The F. Gerald Ham Scholarship offers $7,500 in financial support to graduate students in their second year of archival studies at a U.S. university. Selection criteria include the applicant’s past performance in her or his graduate program in archival studies as well as faculty members’ assessment of the student’s prospects for contributing to the archives profession.

“The Mosaic and F. Gerald Ham Scholarships both foster the growth of the archival profession,” said SAA President Peter Gottlieb.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application procedures, visit http://www.archivists.org/recognition/. The application deadline is February 28, 2010.

The 2009 Mosaic Scholarship recipients were Janet Ceja of the University of Pittsburgh and Harrison W. Inefuku of the University of British Columbia. Andy Jonathan Uhrich of New York University won the F. Gerald Ham Scholarship in 2009.

The Society of American Archivists is a Chicago-based national professional organization representing more than 5,500 individual and institutional members. Founded in 1936, its mission is to serve the education and information needs of its members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation’s historical record.

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