Society of Southwest Archivists

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

  • 28 Nov 2017 12:05 PM
    Message # 5604567

    The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students ( 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,, 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, 2018 and must include the following documents:

    Completed Application Form (pdf), available at
    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
    Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.
    Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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