Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC (Midwestern Archives Conference) is soliciting applications for the 2023 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color ( The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession. Two $1,500 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx descent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education,, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog.

Applications are due March 1, 2023 and must include the following documents:

  • Completed application form, available at
  • Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  • Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests and future goals in archival administration
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Jolie Braun
Curator of Modern Literature & Manuscripts
The Ohio State University

Applications must be emailed by March 1, 2023. 
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2023.