Society of Southwest Archivists

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

  • 05 Dec 2023 2:04 PM
    Message # 13287363
    Perla Camacho-Cedillo (Administrator)

    MAC is soliciting applications for the 2024 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (
    ). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession. Two $1,500 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.  


    To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African/African American, American Indian/Indigenous, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Asian American, Latinx, or Pacific Islander descent; 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 their academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. 


    Applications are due March 1, 2024 and must include the following documents: 


    1. Completed application form, available at 
    2. Current resume that includes education, work history, involvement in campus or community organizations, membership in professional organizations, and any honors or awards received 
    3. Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (unofficial transcript will be accepted) 
    4. Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests and future goals in archival administration 
    5. One letter of recommendation (may be submitted separately by recommender). 


    Completed applications should be sent to: 


    Jolie Braun 

    Curator of Modern Literature & Manuscripts 

    The Ohio State University 


    Applications must be received by March 1, 2024.  

    Awards will be announced no later than June 3, 2024.  

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