Photograph: Michael Tubi /

Photograph: Michael Tubi /

NAP Scholarship 

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The Nomadic Archivists Project has selected two scholarship winners, Killian Kwame Onai and Lauren Williams!
Killian is an archivist currently establishing the Likpe Traditional Area Community Archives in his hometown, Likpe, located in the Volta Region of Ghana. Killian currently serves as the Chief Administrative Assistant at the University of Ghana. Lauren is a Master of Information graduate student at Rutgers University whose concentration is archives and preservation.
Killian will use the scholarship funds to purchase equipment and supplies for his archival project. Lauren’s scholarship will help offset living expenses as she embarks on a summer internship in East Amwell Township, New Jersey.



The NAP Scholarship is an annual fund awarded to students, early career, and independent archivists of African descent who wish to attend the Society of American Archivists (SAA) conference or use the funds to support an archival project. The scholarship awardee(s) will receive up to $1,500 to pay for registration, membership, classes/trainings, supplies, personal time, or other expenses.

As archivists, we understand that access means everything, from information to opportunities. One way we can be active, learn, and leverage skills is to participate in professional organizations. We know that the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is an important platform for archivists to network, share work with peers, attend workshops, join leadership committees, and more. 

SAA is the oldest and largest archivist association in North America, serving the educational and informational needs of more than 5,000 individual archivists and institutional members. Established in 1936, the organization serves upwards of 6,200 individual and member institutions.

NAP acknowledges that there can be barriers for new and independent archivists to enter into these spaces. We also believe that organizations like SAA benefit from your insights and talents. NAP feels it is essential to facilitate these kinds of relationships.


The application period is currently closed. 


We appreciate the community's effort to assist visionary archivists like Killian and students like Lauren on their archival journey. We would like to acknowledge scholarship donors Minda Harts, Dr. Ida Jones, Diana Lachatanere, Damien Laudier, Rodney Nelson, and Artis Wright. Thank you for your support of library science students and archivists of African descent globally! 


Interested in becoming a sponsor? NAP is currently accepting all levels of support for the scholarship.  Sponsors will be publicly acknowledged on our website.


Please contact Miranda Mims: if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.


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