Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited
The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2021
Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (
http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). 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 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 Latinx 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,
http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the
multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the
institution’s current departmental catalog. The applicant must also be
either a resident of the MAC region or registered in a qualified program,
onsite or online, that is based in the MAC region.
Applications are due March 1, 2021, and must include the following
Completed Application Form, available at
Transcript from the applicant's most recent academic program (unofficial
transcript is acceptable)
Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant's interests and
future goals in
Two letters of recommendation
Completed applications should be sent to:
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Applications must be emailed by March 1, 2021.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2021.
Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan Library