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Brenda S. Banks Educational Workshop Scholarship

Starting in 2008, the Society of Georgia Archivists has awarded a scholarship each year for attendance at the SGA-sponsored Spring/Summer Workshop. Past SGA workshops have addressed a variety of themes and issues faced by archivists and archival institutions, including electronic records, exhibits, donor relations, digital collections, and funding. The purpose of the Spring/Summer Workshop and the workshop scholarship is to enhance archival education.

This season, on March 20th, 2020, we will offer two workshops on site at the University of Georgia's Special Collections--both taught by Greg Cram--from which the scholarship awardee can choose: "Using Copyright to Open Up Your Archives" or "Living Our Values: Advanced Considerations in Opening Digital Collections."

The registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists. Recipients will be responsible for any travel fees associated with attending the workshop. Please note that the scholarship winner is responsible for submitting their workshop registration form by the registration deadline. After the workshop, the recipient will submit a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.


Individuals eligible to compete for the scholarship are those engaged in compensated or volunteer archival work at any level in an institution in the state of Georgia, SGA members employed outside the state of Georgia, graduate students preparing for a career in archives at a college or university in Georgia, or SGA student members studying outside the state of Georgia. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to institutional support for attending the SGA Spring/Summer Workshop. Individuals may apply or be nominated by a supervisor or instructor.

To Apply

To apply for the Brenda S. Banks Educational Workshop Scholarship, please fill out and mail in our application, with all required supplemental materials, prior to March 10th, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications online to avoid problems with postal delivery. Please note that the application must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by March 10th, to qualify. 

Click here to apply online (preferred) 

Click here for a downloadable and printable application PDF for mail-in (and emailed) applications.

For more information or if you have any questions (or experience any difficulty with the online form) please contact:

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