2021 Scholarships

Don’t miss these opportunities to obtain assistance in professional development and annual meeting attendance!

Annual Meeting Scholarship
In 2021, this scholarship provides annual meeting registration for professional archivists whose employment or financial stability has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship
In honor of SSA’s founding president and intended to further the professional training of working archivists in the Southwest.

David B. Gracy II Student Scholarship
Provides book, fee, and tuition assistance to SSA student members enrolled in a graduate archival education program at an institution within the SSA region.

John Michael Caldwell Student Scholarship
Enables SSA members enrolled in a graduate archival program to attend the SSA Annual Meeting.

Applications open November 15, 2020 through March 15, 2021.

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to email the SSA Scholarships Committee Chair, Jennifer Hecker, at scholarships@southwestarchivists.org.

SSA Scholarships flyer


The Society has two awards recognizing distinguished service. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a SSA member who has made significant contributions to the society and the wider archival profession, and the Sr. M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award recognizes individuals for significant contributions in the field of religious archives. The Lane award created and sponsored by SSA is administered by the Society of American Archivists.

Distinguished Service Award
Sister M. Claude Lane Award