Society of Southwest Archivists

SAA 2024 Josephine Forman Scholarship

  • 11 Dec 2023 2:37 PM
    Message # 13289764
    Perla Camacho-Cedillo (Administrator)

    The application period for SAA's 2024 Josephine Forman Scholarship is now open!



    The purpose of the Josephine Forman Scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession.  The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.  The scholarship was established by the General Commission on Archives and History (GCAH) of The United Methodist Church and named for Josephine Forman, archivist for 18 years of the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.


    The recipient of the award will receive a scholarship of $10,000.  Awardees also may be invited to attend the annual meeting of the General Commission on Archives and History and/or the Quadrennial Historical Convocation, with funding provided by GCAH.  Also included is complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting in the year in which the scholarship is received.


    • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
    • The applicant must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern/North African, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent.
    • The applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year.*
    • The applicant shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree or multi-course program at the time of the award (i.e., June 1).
    • The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1 or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award.  Otherwise the award will be rescinded.
    • Applicants may have full-time or part-time status.

    *The graduate program or multi-course program must offer at least three courses in archival science or be listed in the current SAA Directory of Archival Education.  The applicant must provide proof of the three-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current course catalog.



    For further details and application information please visit:


    The deadline to apply is February 28, 2024.





    The Josephine Forman Scholarship Subcommittee

    Elizabeth Wilkinson (Chair), Southern Connecticut State University

    Dr. Ashley Boggan Dreff, United Methodist Church Archives

    Carrie Schwier, Indiana University Bloomington

    Lara Taylor, Mississippi State University

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