Note: we do not currently have any active scholarship applications available. See the most recent scholarship call below to see how they work and who is eligible.

2020 SAA Scholarships

We have funding available for up to six scholarships to attend this year’s SAA virtual conference!

Note that the SRMA Scholarship for SAA application is due Tuesday, July 28th at 11:59 p.m. The scholarship covers the core registration fees (no additional workshops beyond what’s covered in the core registration) for the now all virtual 2020 Society of American Archivists Conference []. 

Recipient(s) will be notified by Friday, July 31st.
Recipients can work directly with the Treasurer (Patty Rettig) to pay for registration directly online, so if you act quickly, you should ideally have enough time to register before August 4th. Acknowledging the tight turnaround time and the possibility of unforeseen circumstances, we will pay for the late registration fee if you are not able to register before August 4th.

Who is eligible?
All SRMA members in good standing are eligible to apply (this includes people employed by member institutions). Members will not be eligible to receive more than one scholarship per 24 months from the conference date. Board members and members of the Selection Committee are not eligible.


  • Demonstrated need
  • Involvement in SRMA and other relevant organizations
  • Expected benefit
  • Geographic and institutional diversity

How do members apply?
Applicants submit a brief application that includes a statement of need, and expected benefits. Please send your application statement to Heather Bowden at by 11:59pm Tuesday, July 28th.

Selection Committee
The selection committee is comprised of:

  • SRMA Past President (committee chair) – Heather Bowden
  • SRMA Treasurer – Patty Rettig
  • Program Director and Outreach Coordinator – Erin Shafer
  • Preservation Member-at-Large –  Aaron Ramirez

How will scholarships be awarded?

  • The Selection Committee will email winners with congratulations and applicants not selected with regrets soon after it makes its decisions.
  • The SRMA Treasurer will work with each winner to pay for registration online.  

Recipient responsibilities

  • Recipient will provide SRMA Treasurer with proof of registration/attendance.
  • If unable to attend the conference, recipient will notify the committee as soon as possible so the scholarship can be awarded to another member. Recipient will return all funds to the SRMA Treasurer.
  • Recipient is responsible for any cancellation fees that might be incurred.
  • Recipient may be asked to serve on the Selection Committee for a future scholarship.
  • Recipient will submit a short article (500-700 words) on a topic of their choosing related to the conference for publication in the SRMA newsletter immediately following attendance at the conference.

The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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