Archival Scholarships available

The Midwest Archives Conference and the Society of American Archivists are offering the following scholarships:

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2017 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Applications are due March 1, 2017 and must include the following documents:

Completed Application Form (pdf), available at http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley
Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program
Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests and future goals in archival administration
Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Rachel Howard
Digital Initiatives Librarian
University of Louisville Libraries
Archives and Special Collections
Louisville, KY 40292
Telephone: 502-852-4476
Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2017.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2017.

Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Eligibility:
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.

Prize:
A certificate and a cash prize of $500.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year.
For more information and the link to application forms for this award, please go to http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-hamer.

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