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Edward Weldon Scholarship

The Edward Weldon Scholarship will provide the registration fee for an SGA member to attend the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting. The Edward Weldon Scholarship was established in 2000 to recognize Ed’s leadership in furthering the preservation and access of Georgia’s historical records. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Society of Georgia Archivists and served as its first President. Directing the activities of the Georgia Department of Archives and History from 1982-2000, Ed served as the 37th President of the Society of American Archivists. He was also the moving force behind the establishment of the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board (now the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council), providing grants which have contributed to the advancement of many worthy initiatives.

The Society of American Archivists' (SAA) 2024 Annual Meeting, ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2024 is being held August 14, 2024 - August 17, 2024 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL.

The scholarship covers only the amount of the early-bird registration fee. The award recipient is responsible for covering any costs associated with travel and accommodations. Please note that the scholarship winner is responsible for submitting their SAA meeting registration by the early-bird registration deadline. After the SAA meeting, the recipient will submit their SAA registration receipt to the SGA Treasurer for reimbursement, as well as a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.

Please see the SAA website for more information about the annual meeting.


Individuals eligible to apply for the scholarship must be members of SGA (as of February 1 of the current year) and residents of the State of Georgia. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to institutional support for attending the Society of American Archivists annual meeting.

Additionally, the 2024 Weldon Scholarship recipient will receive a $25 credit to apply to a Society of American Archivists (SAA) class or a purchase in the SAA bookstore. 

To Apply

Application requirements and deadlines will be announced in Spring 2024. 

For more information or questions, please contact:

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  PO Box 2112

  Rincon, GA 31326

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