MARAC SCHOLARSHIPS

All scholarship applications should be sent by email, with a hard copy by mail to the current chair of the MARAC Education Committee by the deadlines listed:

Current Chair of the Education Committee:
Brian Keough
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222
TEL: 518/437-3931
FAX: 518/437-3930
bkeough@uamail.albany.edu

 

MARAC MEETING & TRAVEL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) offers scholarships of $400 and $250 for attendance at each of its semi-annual meetings. This top award winner will receive $400 and be designated the Marsha Trimble MARAC Meeting Scholarship in recognition of her many years of service to MARAC, both as volunteer administrator, as MARAC Vice Chair and Chair of the Meetings Coordinating Committee. Scholarship funds may be used for conference registration, workshops, conference meals, and travel expenses. Persons meeting the criteria outlined below are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship funds may be used for conference registration, workshops, conference meals, and travel expenses. Persons meeting the criteria outlined below are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: For this scholarship, an individual must currently:

  • Be employed in the MARAC region in an archival or archives-related position, OR
  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in a program that includes courses in archival administration.

TO APPLY: Submit a current resume, a cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the MARAC meeting, and a letter of reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant's work or educational program.

DEADLINES: For the spring conference scholarship, the deadline for receipt of applications is March 10; for the fall conference scholarship, the deadline is September 15.

LEONARD RAPPORT MODERN ARCHIVES INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) provides scholarship funds to attend the Modern Archives Institute. The scholarship award covers the tuition, and up to $750 in travel expenses with demonstration of need, a submitted budget, and receipts.This scholarship is established in honor of MARAC member Leonard Rapport and is known as the Leonard Rapport Modern Archives Institute Scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS: For this scholarship, an individual must currently be employed in the MARAC region in an archival or archives-related position.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume; a cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the Institute; and two letters of recommendation from persons having knowledge of the applicant's work and qualifications.

DEADLINES: Applications for the summer Institute scholarship should be received no later than May 1.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Individuals accepting the scholarship agree to write a report on the experience for possible publication in the Mid-Atlantic Archivist.

For further information about the Modern Archives Institute, including dates, see http://www.archives.gov/preservation/modern-archives-institute/. Please note that, though the Institute fills months in advance, a space is reserved for the MARAC scholarship winner.

All scholarship applications should be sent by email to the current chair of the MARAC Education Committee by the deadlines listed.
Brian Keough, University at Albany, bkeough@albany.edu