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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 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. 

This year's Summer workshop series will be Rooted in Memory and will highlight the value of archives and preservation in Black communities. These workshops center work of HBCU archives, archivists, and Black Memory Work(ers).

  • June 11, 2023 | “Genealogy” presented by Christian Smothers | Zoom 
  • June 2, 2023 | “Personal Archiving” presented by Sierra King | Zoom 
  • July 15, 2023 | “Legacy Management” presented by Jehoiada Calvin Zoom 
  • July 29, 2023 | “Preserving Black Spaces” presented by Robert Thompson | Zoom 
  • August 19, 2023 | “HBCU Archives” presented by Holly Smith | Zoom 
  • September 16, 2023 | “Writing as Presentation” presented by Ann Hill-Bond | Zoom 
  • September 24, 2023 | “Radical Archiving” presented by Dr. Shady Radical | Zoom 
  • October 11, 2023 | “Embodied Memory Mapping” presented by Dr. Julie Johnson | Zoom
For more information and to register for each workshop go to: The registration fee for one of the desired workshops will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists for the successful scholarship applicant. Additionally, the recipient of the scholarship will also receive an Annual Membership to SGA (or a 1-year renewal if a current member) and a $100 credit to apply to a Society of American Archivists (SAA) class or purchase in the SAA bookstore. 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 complete the online application and submit your cover letter and CV or resume to, prior to June 7, 2023.

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

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