Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 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 decent; 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 theprogram is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of themulticourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from theinstitution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required tobe residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Applications are due *March 1, 2019* and must include the following documents:

   – Completed Application Form (pdf)   https://midwestarc.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/archiemotleyapplicationform%20%281%29.pdf,   available at http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley   – Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program   – Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests   and future goals in archival administration   – Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Description and Access Archivist
Kautz Family YMCA Archives
University of Minnesota Libraries
318 Elemer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S, Ste 318
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Telephone: 612-626-7972
Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.