SGA Scholarship Applications Now Open

The 2019 Society of Georgia Archivists Scholarship committee is proud to announce the opening of applications for the Larry Gulley Scholarship, the Taronda Spencer Award, and the Anthony R. Dees Education Workshop Scholarships. Please read below for more information about each scholarship and their corresponding due dates.
The Society of Georgia Archivists’ Larry Gulley Scholarship and the Taronda Spencer award both provide funding for registration to attend the 50th Anniversary Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) annual meeting: Strong Roots, Stronger Branches: October 16-18, 2019 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA. The Society of Georgia Archivist has a vibrant and active scholarship program to enable students and archivists, to attend the Society of Georgia Archivists’ annual meeting and pre-conference workshop. These scholarships afford practitioners and students to attend such professional development opportunities that they may might not otherwise have the personal finances nor financial support from their institutions to attend.
Larry Gulley Scholarship: Applications Due: August 31, 2019
The scholarship will cover the following year’s membership dues, the meeting registration fee, a hotel room for two nights, and a maximum of $100 for other expenses incurred in attending the annual meeting. The registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists, while other expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of a statement of expenses, with accompanying receipts, by December 1, 2019. Individuals may apply or be nominated by a supervisor or instructor. 
Eligible applicants must be:
·         Engaged in compensated or volunteer archival work at any level in an institution in the state of Georgia
·         SGA members employed outside the state of Georgia
·         Graduate students preparing for a career in archives at a college or university in Georgia
·         SGA student members studying outside the state of Georgia.
*Preferences will be given to applicants who do not have access to institutional support for attending the fall annual meeting.
To Apply: click here
Anthony R. Dees Education Workshop Scholarship: Applications Due September 7, 2019
This award includes a waived registration fee to attend either of the two scheduled 2019 SGA Pre-Conference Workshops: Introduction to ArchivesSpace, and Outreach and Exhibits. Recipients are responsible for submitting their workshop registration form by the registration deadline AND any travel fees associated with attending the workshop.
Eligible applicants must be:
·         Engaged in compensated or volunteer archival work at any level in an institution in the state of Georgia
·         SGA members employed outside the state of Georgia
·         Graduate students preparing for a career in archives at a college or university in Georgia
·         SGA student members studying outside the state of Georgia.
*Preferences will be given to applicants who do not have access to institutional support for attending the fall annual meeting.
To Apply for the Larry Gulley and Anthony Dees Scholarships Applicants must Submit:
o   Scholarship Application
o   Cover Letter
o   Resume
To Apply: click here
Taronda Spencer Award: Applications Due: September 21, 2019
The award includes complimentary registration to the SGA annual meeting, hotel registration, and $300 for travel expenses, for students currently enrolled as a junior or senior at an HBCU with a demonstrated interest in Archives or students of African-American, Asian/Pacific-Islander, Latino, or Native American descent currently enrolled in a graduate program with a component in archival studies. Applicants for the award may self-nominate or be nominated by others. Nominations should be sent to scholarships@soga.org.
·         To Apply Applicants must Submit:
o   Scholarship Application
o   Resume
o   Letter of Interest
§  Letters of interest must include the following information and supporting documentation:
      • Student’s current enrollment status
      • Statement describing their interest in a career in archives
o   Letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member or archivist with personal knowledge of their interest.
To Apply: click here
To apply applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the digital application to avoid problems with postal delivery.
For more information regarding these scholarships, please contact: scholarships@soga.org

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