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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 Pre-Conference Workshop registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant of the 2021 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 2021 Annual Meeting Workshop 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.


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 September 30, 2021

Google Form

Nomination Form (Optional): Due September 23, 2021

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 11:59pm, September 23, 2021.

Scholarship Applications with all required supplemental materials must be received, by 11:59pm, September 30, 2021Only electronic submissions via Google Form are being accepted. If you have trouble using the Google Form, please contact

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:

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