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SAA Scholarships!

SRMA is funding up to two scholarships of $1,500 to attend the Society of American Archivists annual conference in Chicago. 

The application is due May 24h at 11:59 p.m.  Recipient(s) will be notified by Wednesday, June 1st.

Who is eligible?

All SRMA members in good standing are eligible to apply (this includes people employed by member institutions). Students are especially encouraged to apply! Members will not be eligible to receive more than one scholarship per 24 months from the conference date. Board members and members of the Selection Committee are not eligible.


  • Demonstrated need
  • Involvement in SRMA and other relevant organizations
  • Expected benefit
  • Geographic and institutional diversity

How do members apply?

Applicants must submit a brief statement discussing the need for the funds and the expected benefit from attending the conference. No more than a single page of narrative!  Please send your statement to Jay Trask at by May 24th

Selection Committee

The selection committee is comprised of:

  • SRMA Past President (committee chair) – Jay Trask
  • SRMA President – Cecily North-Rudow
  • SRMA Treasurer – Clarissa Trapp

How will scholarships be awarded?

  • The Selection Committee will email winners with congratulations and applicants not selected with regrets soon after it makes its decisions.
  • The SRMA Treasurer will issue a check to each winner for the amount of the scholarship in advance of the conference.

Recipient responsibilities

  • Recipient will provide SRMA Treasurer with proof of registration/attendance.
  • If unable to attend the conference, recipient will notify the committee as soon as possible so the scholarship can be awarded to another member. Recipient will return all funds to the SRMA Treasurer.
  • Recipient is responsible for any cancellation fees that might be incurred.
  • Recipient may be asked to serve on the Selection Committee for a future scholarship.
  • Recipient will submit a short article (500-700 words) on a topic of their choosing related to the conference for publication in the SRMA newsletter immediately following attendance at the conference.

Contact Jay Trask,, for more information!

The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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