Awards and Scholarships

There are two scholarship awards available from TCART — the Student Scholarship Award and the Professional Development Award. See details below. 


Student Scholarship Award

Criteria and Purpose for Selection

This award supports current students in Minnesota and surrounding states who are enrolled in a Libraries or Archives Certification program.  The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in professional associations and to provide educational opportunities.

Eligibility

Those eligible for the award must be a student currently enrolled in Libraries or Archives Certification program. They must be a resident of, working, or studying in Minnesota or the surrounding states at the time of application.  Applications will be evaluated based on a brief statement of intent and by the reference contact provided by the applicant. Recipients are eligible to reapply each year, but preference will be given to applicants who have not received the award previously.  

Award

The award consists of a one year membership to TCART and up to $250 in support of tuition, registration, travel and accommodation expenses associated for an archives related class, conference, symposium, or a workshop.  The award must be used for a specific purpose (e.g., outside class, workshop, conference attendance) and not for general education costs. One award will be given per year.

Application Process

The applicant will submit by email the following items.

 

  • Completed application form
  • Statement of intent (100-250 words)
  • Contact information for a single reference that can attest to the applicant’s interest and need


Supporting documentation, such as a resume or other description of career development, such as volunteer/intern experience is recommended, but not required.

All applications should be submitted to the TCART Officers by  November 15th. The recipient will be notified within three weeks of the deadline.

Selection

The selection will be made by the TCART officers.

Award Recipients

Following the conclusion of the event for which funding was requested, the award recipient must submit a brief (150-250 words) describing their experience and how it was useful to them, along with proof of payment and attendance. This essay will be posted on the TCART website and Facebook page. The recipient will be reimbursed after the class/conference/symposium/workshop. If the recipient is unable to attend the event for which they have applied, they will forfeit the award.

Please complete the application below and send to the email address provided in the form.

Please contact a TCART officer with any questions regarding this application or to receive it in a different format.


Professional Development Award

Criteria and Purpose for Selection

Established in 2006, this award supports current members of the Twin Cities Archives Round Table who are individuals working with archival materials to attend an archives related regional or national conference, symposium, or educational workshop. The goal of the award is to stimulate greater participation in the professional activities of these associations and to provide continuing education opportunities.

Eligibility

Those eligible for the award must be a TCART member and must be working in an archives or information management field. Applications will be evaluated based on a brief statement of intent and by the reference contact provided by the applicant. Recipients are eligible to reapply after three years.

Award

The award consists of up to $250 in support of registration, travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending a conference, symposium, or a workshop. One-two scholarships of $250 will be awarded each year. In the event that the selected application does not require the full award, the remainder may be given to another applicant.

Application Process

The applicant will submit by email the following items.

  • Completed application form
  • Statement of intent (100-250 words)
  • Contact information for a single reference that can attest to the applicant’s interest and need

All applications should be submitted to the TCART Officers by  November 15th. The recipient will be notified within three weeks of the deadline.

Selection

The selection will be made by the TCART officers.

Award Recipients

Following the conference or symposium the award recipient will write a brief essay (150-250) for the TCART membership sharing their experience and how the event assisted in their professional development. This essay will be posted on the TCART website and Facebook page. The recipient will be reimbursed after the conference/symposium/workshop. If the recipient is unable to attend the event for which they have applied, they will forfeit the award.

Please complete the application below and send to the email address provided in the form.

Please contact a TCART Officer with any questions regarding this application or to receive it in a different format.

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