Graduate School Archival Education Scholarship (2023-2024)

Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a student in the MARAC region and to promote the study of archival administration.

Award: One-time $1000 award for the 2023-2024 school year (to be awarded for the spring 2024 semester). The award will be paid directly to the educational institution. The award also includes a $20 student-level MARAC membership for a total award value of $1,020.

One award is available for the 2023-2024 cycle.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • a resident or full-time student residing in one of the following states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and in the District of Columbia
  • currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program in archival studies or archives related program such as history or information studies

Application: Applications are to be sent to [email protected] and due October 31, 2023 and must include the following documents: 

  • Current resume including:
    • Current Address
    • Education (undergraduate and graduate); anticipated graduation date
    • Relevant (archives related) employment/volunteer/internship experience
    • Honors, scholarships, or awards received
    • Memberships in professional organizations
  • Essay of no more than 500 words outlining the applicant's interests and future goals in archival administration and how the scholarship would help you meet them
  • One letter of recommendation (sent directly to [email protected])
  • Documentation of “good standing” with the educational institution (may be a letter or official transcript)

Upon Receipt of Award:

  • The award will be disbursed by MARAC directly to the applicant’s academic program.
  • The scholarship recipient is required to submit a brief article to be included in the next issue of the Mid-Atlantic Archivist Newsletter following the award.

The above information is also available for download as a PDF file.

Questions? Please contact [email protected]

The Graduate School Archival Education Scholarship is funded through member donations and may be supplemented by other funds at the discretion of MARAC’s Steering Committee. If you would like to support the scholarship, you can donate at

 Last Updated October 2023