MARAC SCHOLARSHIPS

All applications should be sent by email, to the current chair of the MARAC Education Committee by the deadlines listed:

Current Chair of the Education Committee:

Laurie Rizzo
Audiovisual Archivist
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

TEL:302 /658-2400, x277
lrizzo@hagley.org


MARAC MEETING & TRAVEL AWARDS

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) offers travel awards of $400 and $250 for attendance at our conference in Roanoke October 8-10, 2015.

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

QUALIFICATIONS: For this award, 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 OR
  • Be a MARAC member in good standing 

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. Send application materials to Laurie Rizzo, MARAC Education Committee Chair, at lrizzo@hagley.org.

DEADLINES: For the MARAC conference scholarship, the deadline for receipt of applications is August 20, 2015.


KAREN A. STUART LOCAL HISTORY COLLECTION WORKSHOP & CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AWARD

 

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) offers awards for one full or half-day workshop, and conference registration, including the Friday Luncheon and Saturday Breakfast.

 

Named in memory of Karen A. Stuart, a Library of Congress archivist who had been head librarian at the Maryland Historical Society, this award is expressly aimed at those associated with Local History Collections. Active with MARAC on the Publications Committee and also as Maryland Caucus Chair, Karen maintained a life-long interest in local history and genealogy, respecting and encouraging the scholarly practice of each. In her career, she assisted thousands of researchers investigating Maryland local history, and through her guidance she also impacted the careers of local history practitioners throughout the state. Karen loved local history so it is fitting that this award bears her name as MARAC supports the professional growth of others dedicated to the field.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals must currently be associated with a local history collection that is open to the public on a regular basis in the MARAC region. Volunteers as well as paid staff would be eligible. Priority would be given to local history collections located in the meeting’s host city for the purpose of networking opportunities, but would not exclude other applicants.

 

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a current resume, a cover letter describing their organization and demonstrating financial need, a statement of the expected benefits of attending, and one letter of reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant’s work.

 

TO APPLY: Send application materials to Laurie Rizzo, MARAC Education Committee Chair, at lrizzo@hagley.org.

 

DEADLINES: For the Karen A. Stuart Local History Collection Workshop & Conference Attendance award, the deadline for receipt of applications is August 20, 2015.


LEONARD RAPPORT MODERN ARCHIVES INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

NOTE:  At this time, the Modern Archives Institute is performing a program review. All 2015 sessions are canceled.

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:The Modern Archives Institute is performing a program review. All 2015 sessions are canceled.

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:


Laurie Rizzo, MARAC Education Committee Chair, at lrizzo@hagley.org