Shirley Spragge Bursary 2018

15 Feb 2018 12:26 PM | Dana Thorne

Students, new professionals and archivists in need! Up to $650 in funding and free registration is available to attend the 2018 AAO Conference in Waterloo! This funding is made possible by the Shirley Spragge Bursary.

The Waterloo AAO Conference features an exciting program on the theme "Celebrations: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Workshops on digital preservation, Rules for Archival Description and subject headings and taxonomies, plus a reception, banquet and other social events promise to make for a fantastic time!

Applications for the Shirley Spragge Bursary open on February 19th and close on March 9th.

To qualify you must be an AAO member and an Ontario resident, and be either:

  • A student enrolled in a recognized archival program (must submit proof of enrollment).
  • A recent (1-3 years) graduate of a recognized archival program (must submit proof of program completion).
  • A practicing or volunteer archivist in financial need (must submit proof of employment or volunteering).
The Shirley Spragge Bursary is adjudicated by the AAO Awards Committee. The successful applicant will be announced at the end of March. Interested applicants are required to fill in the bursary application available on the AAO website and demonstrate financial need, an interest in archives education and/or professional development, and confirmed intent to participate in the annual AAO conference. For more information and to submit your application, visit the Shirley Spragge Bursary page on our website.

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is led by a committed community of volunteers from across the province. 

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