One of the main goals for the NWA Native American Collections Roundtable (NACR) is to actively reach out and invite Native American tribes and organizations to participate in the Northwest Archivists conference, which will be a joint conference (Western Archivists Meeting). In support of this effort, the NACR offers three $500 scholarships available to promote the professional development of tribal members engaged in professions related to the access and preservation of historical and cultural collections and/or non-tribal members working for a tribal institution dedicated to the preservation of history and heritage in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana. The Western Archivists Meeting will be held April 22-25 in San Francisco, California. Past scholarship winners are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to new applicants.
Applicants must meet at least one of the following three criteria:
A tribal member engaged in the archival profession.
A tribal member engaged in an archival studies program, MLIS program, or a tribal college.
An employee of a tribal archive or other tribal cultural heritage institution (such as libraries and museums) in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana.
The scholarship will be awarded after the conference and recipients must attend the conference. All awardees are expected to write a short report (example), due June 30, 2020, about their conference experiences to be published on the NWA and NWA-NACR blogs. Last year’s scholarship awardees were Dyan Youpee and Jimmy Hall.
Current members of the NWA NACR Scholarships Committee will review applications and select three recipients. Applicants will be evaluated based on the case made in addressing the required questions in their application. Considerations will be made to provide geographic representation in the awards. The application deadline is February 28, 2020, and all applicants will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline.
Submit all application materials to: Steven Bingo: email@example.com
Electronic Submissions are preferred (PDFs or Word Docs), but not required. To submit in print form, please mail application materials to:
Re: NWA NACR Scholarship Application
University Archives and Special Collections
816 F. St. 100 LIB
Cheney, WA 99004-2453
Name, Organization, Title, Tribal Affiliation
Address, Phone, Email
Describe your current duties and indicate what percentage of your time is spent engaged in programs related to archives, libraries, and/or museums (approximately 250-500 words)
Describe how attendance at the conference 1) will benefit you and your organization 2) may impact particular tribal programs you are working on now or in the future, and 3) will facilitate your participation in Northwest Archivists (approximately 250-500 words)
Please direct any questions about the scholarship or application process to Steven Bingo, call: 509-359-2302 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: WAM NACR Scholarship Application.