Graduate School Archival Education Scholarship (2019-2020)

To provide financial assistance to a student in the MARAC region and to promote the study of archival administration.


One-time $1000 award for the 2019-2020 school year (to be awarded for the spring 2020 semester). The award will be paid directly to the educational institution. The Graduate awards also come with a $20 student-level MARAC membership, for a total award value of $1,020.

Two awards are available for the 2019-2020 cycle.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • a resident or full-time student residing in one of the following states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and in the District of Columbia.
  • currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program in archival studies or archives related program such as history or information studies.


Applications are to be sent to  and due October 31, 2019 and must include the following documents:

  • Current resume including:
    • Current Address
    • Education (undergraduate and graduate); anticipated graduation date
    • Relevant (archives related) employment/volunteer/internship experience
    • Honors, scholarships, or awards received
    • Memberships in professional organizations
  • Essay of no more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests and future goals in archival administration and how the scholarship would help you meet them
  • One letter of recommendation (sent directly to
  • Documentation of “good standing” with the educational institution (may be a letter or official transcript)

The scholarship recipient is required to submit a brief article to be included in the next issue of the Mid-Atlantic Archivist Newsletter following the award.

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