Many US-based folks employed in GLAM professions may qualify to participate (or are already participating) in Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) if they took out Federal student loans. This program has, unfortunately, been riddled with problems since its inception over a decade ago. In an effort to remedy this, the US Department of Education has announced a program overhaul for PSLF today. Please take a look at the press release and see if this overhaul may impact you or those in your network, or to learn more about PSLF in general.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you are able to donate to the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, please consider it.
If you are a US-based archival worker who has been financially impacted by COVID-19, please go to the above link to find out more about how to apply for an assistance grant. Applications open on April 15, 2020.
Thank you to all.
Lots of scholarship and travel award application deadlines from various professional organizations are coming up soon! There are several scholarships that defray conference expenses, and others that support graduate education. 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 email@example.com and I will add them to this post.
There are three ALA grants with due dates of Dec. 1:
Applications for the first cohort of fellows will open in September 2019, and will be due on 2 December 2019. This fellowship is open to early to mid-career professionals.