Scholarship: Modern Archives Institute

LEONARD RAPPORT MODERN ARCHIVES INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) provides scholarship funds to attend the Modern Archives Institute. The scholarship award covers the tuition, and up to $600 in travel expenses with demonstration of need, a submitted budget, and receipts.This scholarship is established in honor of MARAC member Leonard Rapport and is known as the Leonard Rapport Modern Archives Institute Scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS: For this scholarship, an individual must currently be employed in the MARAC region in an archival or archives-related position.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a resume; a cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the Institute; and two letters of recommendation from persons having knowledge of the applicant’s work and qualifications.

DEADLINES: Applications for the winter Institute scholarship should be received no later than November 15, 2012; the recipient will be notified by December 15.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Individuals accepting the scholarship agree to write a report on the experience for possible publication in the Mid-Atlantic Archivist.

For further information about the Modern Archives Institute, including dates, see http://www.archives.gov/preservation/modern-archives-institute/. Please note that, though the Institute fills months in advance, a space is reserved for the MARAC scholarship winner.

All scholarship applications should be sent by email to the current chair of the MARAC Education Committee, Brian Keough, by the deadlines listed.

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