Shirley Spragge Bursary for 2017 AAO Conference

23 Jan 2017 9:51 AM | Anonymous

The Archives Association of Ontario is pleased to be offering the Shirley Spragge Bursary in 2017 for the third consecutive year.

The successful applicant will be awarded free conference registration, including an opportunity to attend professional development conference workshops at no cost, and travel reimbursement up to $650. To be eligible, applicants must be an AAO member and an Ontario resident, as well as demonstrate one of the following:

  • enrollment in a recognized archival program;
  • recent (1-3 years) graduation from a recognized archival program;
  • practicing (or volunteer) archivist in financial need.

The Shirley Spragge Bursary is adjudicated by the AAO Fundraising Committee. Applications will open for 2017 on February 6 and close on February 20. The successful applicant will be announced at the end of February.

Interested applicants are required to fill in the bursary application accessible on the AAO website and demonstrate a financial need, an interest in archives education and/or professional development, and confirmed intent to participate in the annual AAO conference. Further, applicants will also need to submit one letter of reference from an AAO member that describes the referee’s support of the applicant’s attendance at the conference. 

For more information and to submit your application, visit the Shirley Spragge Bursary page on the AAO website.

Shirley Spragge was an enthusiastic, dedicated archivist, well known in the archival community in Ontario and across the country. While she was most closely associated with Queen’s University, she was involved in many other endeavours, including archival associations, historical groups, church archives, and university faculty work. In 1995, Shirley died from complications associated with lupus.

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