As archivists, we understand that access means everything: to information and opportunities. One of the ways new and independent archivists can build their skill sets is to be active in professional organizations. We know that the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is an important platform for archivists to network, share work with peers, to attend workshops, and more.
Whether you are just entering the field or are an independent archivist, we want to help you build your archivist career.
The NAP Scholarship is an annual fund awarded to students and independent archivists who identify as African or of African descent, and who wish to attend the Society of American Archivists (SAA) conference in 2020. The scholarship awardee will receive up to $1,500 to pay for membership, transportation, lodging, and food.
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.
Those wishing to apply for a NAP Scholarship should review the following criteria to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the founders of NAP.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR A NAP SCHOLARSHIP:
Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student or an independent archivist.
Committed to being or becoming an archivist.
Demonstrates a need for the scholarship.
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
500-750 word essay
The application period will be open from January 1, 2020, through March 31, 2020. Awardee will be notified by April 1, 2020.
If you believe that you meet these eligibility requirements we encourage you to apply.
Should you have any questions about our eligibility requirements, or the application process, please contact Miranda Mims: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in becoming a sponsor? NAP is currently accepting all levels of support for the scholarship. All sponsors will be publicly acknowledged on our website.
Please contact Miranda Mims: email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.