Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Scholarships - Society of Southwest Archivists
The Society of Southwest Archivists offers four scholarships to further the continuing education and professional development of our members. These scholarships provide financial assistance to defray the costs of attending the annual meeting, student tuition and book fees, attendance at a professional workshop or other continuing education activity. Deadlines for all applications is February 11, 2013. Additional information and applications can be found at http://southwestarchivists.org or by contacting Scholarship Committee Chair Trish Nugent at email@example.com. SSA Annual Meeting Scholarship Presented annually, this scholarship provides financial aid to a working archivist with limited funding to attend the SSA Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive registration and reimbursed travel, lodging, and per diem expenses up to a total of $600. An applicant must be a member of the Society of Southwest Archivists and demonstrate a need for assistance. John Michael Caldwell Student Scholarship The John Michael Caldwell Student Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of a former officer and board member of SSA. It is intended to help an SSA member enrolled in a graduate archival education program attend the SSA Annual Meeting. It pays registration and will reimburse up to $600 for travel, lodging, and per diem expenses. To be eligible you must be an SSA member enrolled in a library, archives, or public history program within the society's region. David B. Gracy II Student Scholarship In honor of archival educator and enthusiast, Dr.David B Gracy, II, this scholarship is intended to provide book fee and tuition assistance up to $600 to an SSA student member enrolled in a graduate archival education program, including Public History, Applied History, Library Science or Information Studies, at an institution within the SSA Region. To be eligible you must be an SSA member in good standing, enrolled in a graduate archival education, Public History, or Library and Information Sciences program within the society’s region. You must submit a completed application form and an essay explaining how the funds would aid your educational endeavors by the deadline. A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship In honor of SSA's founding president, this scholarship is intended to further the professional training of working archivists in the Southwest. It is especially intended to help archivists whose institutions may not be able to support continuing education. The scholarship was created through a generous bequest by SSA founder and first president A. Otis Hebert, Jr. It is maintained and increased in large part by SSA member donations. The scholarship may support attendance at a workshop, archival institute, the SSA annual meeting, or other archival continuing education activity. The scholarship is for an amount up to $1,000. The scholarship must be used during the respective calendar year.