Emeritus Scholarship for First-Time MAC Meeting Attendees

The February 1 deadline for applications for this scholarship is fast approaching. This early deadline enables the successful applicant(s) to receive the scholarship committee’s decision in time to make travel plans for the spring Annual Meeting. If you are contemplating attending your first MAC meeting this spring and would like some financial assistance, consider applying for this scholarship.

The MAC Emeritus Scholarship provides a one-time travel stipend of up to $500, or two $250 stipends, to graduate students or practicing archivists who have not previously attended a MAC meeting. The award may be used to cover registration, travel, lodging, workshop fees, and any other meeting expenses. MAC membership is not required, nor do applicants need to reside in the MAC region. The scholarship was envisioned by emeritus member Tim Ericson, and initial funding was provided by other MAC emeriti.

Applications for the scholarship may be downloaded from the MAC website at http://midwestarchives.org. See “MAC Emeritus Scholarship” under “Awards.” Applications must include an essay of no more than 500 words and one letter of support. Applications and supporting documentation may be submitted either electronically or by postal mail, and must be received or postmarked by February 1. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send all submission information to:

Cheri Thies

Chair, MAC Emeritus Scholarship Committee

Minnesota Historical Society

Collections Management Department

345 Kellogg Boulevard West

Saint Paul, MN 55102

651-259-2259

cheri.thies@mnhs.org

The award will be announced at the Annual Meeting.

Award winner(s) are also expected to write an essay for the MAC Newsletter on their experiences at the meeting and its importance to their professional development.

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