David B. Gracy II Student Scholarship
David B. Gracy II is the Governor Bill Daniel Professor Emeritus in Archival Enterprise at the University of Texas, School of Information. Dr. Gracy worked in the Texas State Archives and the University of Texas Archives before becoming the Archivist for Georgia State University’s Southern Labor Archives, and then Director of the Texas State Archives. He is a former President of both the Society of American Archivists and the Academy of Certified Archivists. A founding member of the Society of Southwest Archivists, he was awarded the SSA Distinguished Service Award in 1978.
In honor of archival educator and enthusiast Dr. David B Gracy II, this scholarship is intended to provide book fee and tuition assistance up to $600 to an SSA student member enrolled in a graduate archival education program, including Public History, Applied History, Library Science or Information Studies, at an institution within the SSA Region.
To be eligible you must be an SSA member in good standing and enrolled in a graduate archival education, Public History, or Library and Information Sciences program within the society’s region. You must submit a completed application form and an essay explaining how the funds would aid your educational endeavors. The 2020 application deadline is February 21 for emailed applications (mailed applications should be postmarked by February 19). Send applications to the chair of the Scholarships Committee.
2018 Ana Niño
2017 Irene Lule
2016 Alexander Bourgeois
2015 Abra Schnur
2014 Angela Swift
2013 Jennifer Beyl
2012 Brian Thomas