MARAC GRADUATE SCHOOL ARCHIVAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

Graduate School Archival Education Scholarship (2019-2020)

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

Award:

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.

Eligibility:

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.

Application:

Applications are to be sent to marac.scholarship@gmail.com  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 scholarship@gmail.com)
  • 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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