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Anthony R. Dees Educational Workshop Scholarship

Since 2008 the Society of Georgia Archivists has each year awarded a scholarship to attend an SGA-sponsored Pre-Conference Workshop. The Pre-Conference Workshop is held in conjunction with the SGA Annual Meeting at various locations around the state of Georgia. Previous 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 Pre-Conference Workshop and this scholarship is to enhance archival education. The scholarship was named by SGA members at the 2007 SGA Annual Meeting in honor of long-time member Tony Dees.

A Pre-Conference Workshop registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant of the 2022 Dees Scholarship will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists. 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 $75 credit to apply to a Society of American Archivists (SAA) class or a purchase in the SAA bookstore. Award recipients will also receive an award certificate.

Description of the 2022 Annual Meeting Workshops can be found here.

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 publication in the SGA Newsletter.

Eligibility

Individuals eligible to apply 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 an SGA Pre-Conference Workshop. Individuals may apply or be nominated by a supervisor or instructor.

To Apply

Apply Online Due September 30, 2022 Deadline extended to October 7, 2022

Nominate a Candidate Due September 23, 2022

Individuals may be nominated by others, but applications are required of all candidates. Nominations from others will be factored into the selection process. Nomination Forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. September 23, 2022.

Scholarship Applications with all required supplemental materials must be received, by 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2022  October 7, 2022The application must be submitted via Google Form and supplemental materials must be emailed as attachments (PDF preferred) to scholarships@soga.org.

Note that Applications must include the following information and supporting documentation:

  • Completed application form (Google form)
  • Proof of student’s current enrollment status (if applicable)
  • Letter of interest describing their interest in a career in archives


For more information regarding this scholarship, please contact: scholarships@soga.org

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