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Larry Gulley Scholarship

The Society of Georgia Archivists each year awards a scholarship for attendance at the organization's annual meeting in the fall and for one year membership in SGA. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance archival education, membership, and participation in the profession. The scholarship is named for Larry Gulley, a loyal member of the Society of Georgia Archivists who gave stellar service to the organization in many capacities.

In 2020, the scholarship will cover the following year's SGA membership dues and the meeting registration fee. The hotel room for two nights, and the maximum $100 in expenses incurred in attending the annual meeting in person usually covered by the scholarship does not apply this year as the conference is virtual.

In years where the conference is in person, the registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists, while other expenses will be reimbursed upon submission of a statement of expenses, with accompanying receipts, by December 1 of the calendar year in which the meeting takes place.

After the SGA meeting, the recipient will submit a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA NewsletterAward recipients will also receive an award certificate. 


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. Preferences will be given to applicants who do not have access to institutional support for attending the fall annual meeting. Individuals may apply or be nominated by a supervisor or instructor.

To Apply

Scholarship Application: Due October 23rd, 2020

Google Form

Nomination by Others (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

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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