2021 Scholarship and Funding Round-up

Lots of scholarship deadlines from various professional organizations are coming up soon! Here’s a list of the ones I know about… do you know about more that are due in the next month or two? Drop me a line at archivesgig@gmail.com and I will add them to this post.

Normally I include information about travel/conference registration funding in this annual round-up post, and I have done so when it’s clear that these opportunities are available in this time of continuing uncertainty. If you know of additional awards that cover registration/travel for professional conferences, please let me know and I’ll add them.

Graduate Education Funding/Scholarships

Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA):

Society of American Archivists (SAA):

Midwest Archives Conference (MAC):

American Library Association (ALA):

    • Main Scholarship Information Homepage. All applications due by March 1, through the single online application clearing house (linked on scholarship page). ALA offers many scholarships; many are intended for those studying in a specific practice area or for those who are members of an underrepresented group in the LIS field.

Conference Funding for Students/New Professionals

National Council on Public History (NCPH):

Society of California Archivists:

Society of Southwest Archivists:

Society of American Archivists:


Other funding

AWE Fund – mutual aid emergency fund, need-based support of up to $1000 for archival workers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are currently open.

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