The George Blood LP Women in Audiovisual Archiving and Technology Scholarship is designed to facilitate the advanced education and training of women who wish to pursue careers in technical areas of audiovisual archives.

The  scholarship is open to students who have an interest or experience in technical areas of the field, identify as women, and are enrolled in graduate-level or advanced programs (or accepted into such a program for the next academic year). 

The $4,000 scholarship is flexible in its structure, with a minimum of $3,000 applied to tuition, but the option to apply $1,000 towards travel to the annual conference. The tuition funds are sent directly to the recipients' educational institution to cover the costs of tuition or registration fees. Funds applied towards travel to the annual conference can be applied to travel or lodging. Conference registration is included.

The scholarship will be awarded to a woman who intends to pursue a career in the moving image archival field and meets the following eligibility requirements:

Applicant must be enrolled full or part time in a graduate-level or other advanced program in moving image studies or moving image production, library or information management as regards moving image, archival moving image studies, museum moving image studies or a related scientific or technical moving image discipline(s); or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.

Applicant must have an interest in or experience in technical areas of the profession.

Applicant must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her current or most recently completed academic program.

Applicant must submit the following documents:
  • A Scholarship application form (online submission). Resumes or curriculum vitae must be submitted to supplement the application form.
  • An official sealed transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program (including the institution’s grading scale and/or GPA calculator) sent directly from the academic institution to the AMIA office (via mail or direct email).
  • An essay (uploaded with Application) of no more than 1,000 words describing the applicant’s major field of study, interest in moving image archiving, relevant experience and/or education, and addressing the applicants interest in or experience in the technical areas of the field.
  • Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately to the AMIA office (via mail or direct email). Do not submit more than two.
Important factors in the selection of the recipients include: students commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving and interest in the technical areas of the field; the quality of a student's academic record; and the strength of a student's program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.

Students from any country may apply.

Submitted documents will not be returned. Only the above mentioned requested materials will be forwarded to the selection panel.
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Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2019

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* 1. Your information

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* 2. Grade Point Average

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* 3. What is your career goal?

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* 4. About the institution you will be attending

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* 5. Education History (include previous undergraduate or graduate eduation)

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* 6. Please list any awards, scholarships, or noteworthy achievements

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* 7. Please list any hobbies, interests, volunteer activities

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* 8. Employment History

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* 9. Please upload your Essay. 

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If you are unable to upload your Employment History or your Essay, you may email them directly to AMIA at kkersels@amianet.org.  Please include your name on each document.

ALL TRANSCRIPTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE SENT SEPARATELY.
  • Recommendations must come directly either by email or by post directly from the writer.
  • Transcripts must be official transcripts and may be submitted by email or by post by the institution.
Send all recommendations and transcripts to AMIA Scholarships, AMIA Office, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. Forms may be submitted electronically to kkersels@amianet.org.

Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2019

The AMIA scholarships are funded by Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Rick Chace Foundation and Universal Studios to help educate new generations of archivists who will be entrusted with the care of our moving image heritage.

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