The Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is soliciting applications for the 2016 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 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 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 available from the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students Committee Chair:
Archivist and Associate Librarian
Indiana University South Bend
574 – 520 – 4392
And from the MAC website, http://www.midwestarchives.org.
Applying for the Archie Motley Scholarship has gotten easier with MAC’s new online application form.
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2016.