2023 SOA Scholarship Award Applications

The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) is pleased to announce five scholarships available to students (2 awards), and new archival professionals (2 awards) with three years or less experience in the workplace. The final scholarship, the Ohio Preservation Council Student/New Professional Scholarship, is available to either students or new professionals.

The scholarship consists of registration to the SOA Annual Meeting (including lunch), a one-year membership to SOA, and a $100 travel stipend. Awardees are required to submit a photograph and write about their experience for publication in the Ohio Archivist newsletter. The winner of the OPC Scholarship will also submit their write-up to the OPC and may choose to present about their experience at an OPC quarterly meeting.

Applications should include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name, mailing address, and e-mail address;
  • Students should list their school’s name and academic program;
  • New professionals should list their employer and number of years working within the field;
  • Description about how the meeting will benefit the applicant professionally;
  • Brief description of the applicant’s scholarship and contribution to archives. This will be taken into consideration along with the applicant’s number of years in the field or academic study;
  • Statement of the applicant’s need for financial support to attend the conference;
  • Applications are due by March 10, 2023.

Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail to Stephanie Shreffler, sshreffler1@udayton.edu.
The awards will be presented at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual meeting, which will be held in-person on Friday, May 12, at the Dayton Metro Library in Dayton, Ohio (215 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402).

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