MAC Scholarship Opportunity: Archie Motley Memorial

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited 

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2021 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 as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; 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. The applicant must also be either a resident of the 

MAC region or registered in a qualified program, onsite or online, that is based in the MAC 


Applications are due March 1, 2021 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: 

Rebekah McFarland 

Certified Archivist 

Sisters of the Living Word 

Applications must be emailed by March 1, 2021. 

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2021.