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Anthony R. Dees Educational Workshop Scholarship

Starting in 2008, the Society of Georgia Archivists will each year award a scholarship to attend the 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.

The registration fee for the awarded applicant will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists. When the annual meeting is held in person, recipients are responsible for any travel fees associated with attending the workshop. However, in 2020, both the workshop and the annual meeting are being held virtually.

Descriptions of the 2020 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 the SGA Pre-Conference Workshop. Individuals may apply or be nominated by a supervisor or instructor.

To Apply

Scholarship Application: Due October 23rd, 2020

Google Form

Nomination Form (Optional): Due October 16th, 2020

Google Form

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 midnight, October 16th, 2020. Scholarship Applications with all required supplemental materials must be received, by midnight, October 23, 2020. Only electronic submission via Google Form is being accepted. If you have trouble using the Google Form, please contact Scholarships@soga.org.

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

  • Proof of student’s current enrollment status (if applicable)
  • Letter of interest describing their interest in a career in archives; and
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member or archivist with personal knowledge of their interest.


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

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