Applications for the Society of American Archivists’ Mosaic Scholarship are due in two weeks, with a deadline of February 28, 2012.
The Mosaic Scholarship was established by the SAA Council in August 2008 to advance SAA’s Diversity Strategic Priority: To provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
As the SAA and SAA Foundation budgets permit, up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership in the Society of American Archivists and complimentary registration to the Society’s Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship is received.
The Mosaic Scholarship is open to students who are:
* A citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
* Of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent.
* Currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year. (The graduate program must offer at least three courses in archival science or be listed in the current SAA Directory of Archival Education<http://www2.archivists.org/dae>. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, the applicant must provide proof of the three-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current course catalog.)
* Have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of award (i.e., June 1).
For more information and instructions on applying, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.