Last year, the Michigan Archival Association awarded its first scholarship for a student to attend the Annual Meeting. This year, the MAA board officially named the scholarship after Marilyn McNitt, as a tribute to her years of dedication and service to MAA. Marilyn was an archivist at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library for twenty-five years. Her commitment to researchers and students was an inspiration to fellow MAA members, and she left an indelible mark on the organization.
The Marilyn McNitt Memorial Scholarship will fund a student to attend MAA’s Annual Meeting at the Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Michigan on June 26 -27, 2014. The scholarship covers lodging for two nights and conference registration. The recipient will also receive a stipend of $200 for transportation and food costs, and a one-year membership to MAA. The scholarship winner will be asked to write an article for the MAA newsletter, Open Entry, about their conference experience.
The scholarship is open to graduate students in an archival science program or related field. To apply, please submit a completed application form and essay to Sarah Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is April 4, 2014.