Continuing Education Scholarship

The Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association is offering a scholarship (a maximum of $300) designed to provide funding for continuing education. All professional archivists, support staff, and students who are members of LAMA are eligible. (Individual membership in LAMA is $15; student membership is $5.) Preference is given to candidates who have not previously received the award, and who have limited access to institutional funding. The scholarship may be used to attend a workshop, a conference, a seminar, or other archival educational program. This award is intended to recognize commitment to the profession.

To apply, send a letter describing the continuing education event you wish to attend, how it will enhance your work, and why you need outside funding. Include an estimated budget in the application letter. The application letter may be mailed or emailed to:

Helen Thomas
Assistant Archivist
Ellender Library
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
(985) 448-4644

The scholarship monies must be used within one year of the award date.

The recipient of the scholarship is expected to prepare a report for the LAMA Newsletter describing the event attended.