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Advancing Equity: Graduate Education Scholarship

Award Description and Criteria

The scholarship promotes the diversification of the larger archival community by providing financial support to students of color pursuing graduate archival education. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment to the archives profession.

The scholarship includes a $1500 cash award, a one-year membership in the Society of California Archivists, and complimentary registration for the AGM held in the year in which the scholarship is awarded. 

All applicants must submit an application form, a resume or CV, a brief essay (no more than 500 words) describing their career/goals in the archival profession, and a letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant's goals in the archival profession. 

Applicants must be residents of California who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or an archives related program such as history or information studies; or be a student who has been accepted to or is enrolled in such a program at a California institution.

Applications will be accepted from people who self-identify as being from historically underrepresented groups. Those from Black/African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern or North African, or Latinx descent are highly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship recipients are required to write a brief article for the SCA Newsletter on their academic activities and how the scholarship supported their graduate archival education.

Application Form -- The application period for 2024 is now open. Please send your application by Monday, 1 April, 2024.

(Form ALERT: download and SAVE form before filling out, then fill out and submit via email. Do NOT fill out form in web browser. Problems? Please contact the Awards Chair.)

To contact the Awards Committee, please email the Committee Chair at awards@calarchivists.org

Advancing Equity: Graduate Education Scholarship:

2023   Ricardo Ceballos

2022   Sangeet Gill (Initial Award)

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