Continuing Education Scholarships

The Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association offers two scholarships:

The Kathie Bordelon Continuing Education Scholarship [Application deadline: March 20, 2019]
The Marie Windell Continuing Education Scholarship [Application deadline: September 30, 2019]

If you have a workshop or a conference that you would like to attend and need some financial assistance, now is your chance! Each scholarship provides a maximum of $300 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 awards, and who have limited access to institutional funding. The scholarships may be used to attend a workshop, a conference, a seminar, or other archival educational program. The awards are intended to recognize commitment to the profession. The scholarship monies must be used within one year of the award date. The recipients of the scholarships are expected to prepare a report for the LAMA Newsletter describing the event attended.

To apply, write 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:

Cheylon Woods, Archivist and Head of the Ernest J. Gaines Center
Edith Garland Dupré Library
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
P.O. Box 43539
Lafayette, LA 70504
400 E. St. Mary Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 482-1848