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Edward Weldon Scholarship

The Edward Weldon Scholarship will provide the registration fee for an SGA member to attend the Society of American Archivists (SAA) annual meeting. The Edward Weldon Scholarship was established in 2000, to recognize Ed’s leadership in furthering the preservation and access of Georgia’s historical records. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Society of Georgia Archivists and served as its first President. Directing the activities of the Georgia Department of Archives and History from 1982-2000, Ed was the first Georgian to serve as President of the Society of American Archivists. He was also the moving force behind the establishment of the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board, whose grants have helped to carry out many worthy initiatives.

The scholarship covers only the amount of the early-bird registration fee, the recipient is responsible for covering any costs associated with travel and accommodations. Please note that the scholarship winner is responsible for submitting their SAA meeting registration by the early-bird registration deadline. After the SAA meeting, the recipient will submit their SAA registration receipt to the SGA Treasurer for reimbursement, as well as a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.

Please see the SAA website for more information about the 2014 Conference.


Individuals eligible to compete for the scholarship must be members of SGA (as of February 1 of the current year) and residents of the State of Georgia. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to institutional support for attending the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting. 

To Apply

Scholarship Application (Microsoft Word or PDF)

To apply for the Edward Weldon Scholarship, please fill out and email, fax or mail in the Scholarship Application, with all required supplemental materials, prior to May 9, 2014. Applicants are strongly encouraged to email or fax their applications, so as to avoid problems with postal delivery. Please note that the application must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by May 9, 2014 to qualify.

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