Applications for the Shirley Spragge Bursary are OPEN!

15 Feb 2019 10:56 AM | MacKenzie Gott (Administrator)

Would you like to attend the 2019 AAO Conference in Belleville? Up to $650 in funding and free registration is available through the Shirley Spragge Bursary for students, new professionals, and archivists in financial need.

The 2019 AAO Conference program follows the theme "Unlocking the Vaults: Access, Outreach & Engagement." Workshops, a reception, a banquet and other social events promise to make for a fantastic time! 

Applications for the Shirley Spragge Bursary are now open. Applications close on March 8, 2019.

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), or
  •  A recent (1-3 years) graduate of a recognized archival program (must submit proof of program completion), or
  •  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 by 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 the AAO website:

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