15 Scholarships with Approaching Deadlines

MARA Blog

Published: January 22, 2017 by Anna Maloney

If January means the start of the spring semester, then February and March mean scholarship deadlines. As we approach the commencement of classes on Thursday, now is the perfect time for students to prepare their scholarship applications. The following list of scholarships offered by regional professional associations is a good start:

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

  • F. Gerald Ham and Elsie Ham Scholarship – $10,000 award and complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting, deadline February 28th
  • Mosaic Scholarship – $5,000 award, complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting, one-year membership to SAA, designated for minority students, deadline February 28th
  • Josephine Forman Scholarship – $10,000 award, complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting, complimentary funding to attend the annual meeting of the General Commission on Archives and History, designated for minority students, deadline February 28th
  • Donald Peterson Student Travel Award - Up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting, deadline February 28th
  • Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award – Full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to the SAA Annual Meeting, designated for minority students, deadline February 28th
  • Oliver Wendell Homes Travel Award - $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting, designated for international students, deadline February 28th

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Society of Southwest Archivists

Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)

Northwest Archivists (NWA)

  • NWA At Large Student Scholarship – $500 in support of research projects, unpaid internships, conference/workshop attendance, and other educational expenses, deadline March 1st

Many of these scholarships require membership in the awarding organization, but student memberships are typically offered at reduced rates.

You should also check out iSchool scholarships, which have an application period from March 1st through March 30th.