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NWA Native American Collections Roundtable Conference Scholarship 2018


One of the main goals for the NWA Native American Collections Roundtable (NACR) is to actively reach out and invite Native American tribes and organizations to participate in the Northwest Archivists conference. In support of this effort, the NACR has two $500 scholarships available to promote the professional development of tribal members engaged in the archival profession and/or non-tribal members working for a tribal archive in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana. The NWA conference will be held April 25-27 in Warm Springs, Oregon. Past scholarship winners are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to new applicants.


Applicants must be tribal members engaged in the archival profession or enrolled in an archival studies program or MLIS program and/or non-tribal members working for a tribal archive in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana, who wish to attend the annual NWA conference in 2018.  The scholarship will be awarded at the conference and recipients must attend the conference. All awardees will be expected to write a short report, due June 30, 2018, about their conference experiences to be published on the NWA-NACR blog and NWA’s newsletter, Easy Access. Last year’s scholarship awardees were Shannon Kravitz, Kurtis Bullchild, and Josiah Pinkham. 


Current members of the NWA NACR Scholarships Committee will review applications and select three recipients. Applicants will be evaluated based on the case made in addressing the required questions in their application. Considerations will be made to provide geographic representation in the awards. The application deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018, and all applicants will be notified by March 12, 2018.


     A completed application (see below for the two short answer questions)

     A current resume or curriculum vitae

     The committee may contact you for additional information after your application submission

     Please direct any questions about the scholarship or application process to Steven Bingo, call 509-359-2302 or email with Subject Line: NWA NACR Scholarship Application

Submit all application materials to Steven Bingo at

Electronic Submissions are Preferred (PDFs or Word Docs), but not required. To submit in print form, please mail application materials to:

Steven Bingo
Re: NWA NACR Scholarship Application
University Archives and Special Collections
816 F. St. 100 LIB
Cheney, WA 99004-2453

Scholarship Application

Name, Organization, Title, Tribal Affiliation

Address, Phone, Email

Describe your current duties and indicate what percentage of your time is spent engaged in programs related to archives, libraries, and/or museums (approximately 250-500 words)

Describe how attendance at the conference 1) will benefit you and your organization 2) may impact particular tribal programs you are working on now or in the future, and 3) will facilitate your participation in Northwest Archivists (approximately 250-500 words)

Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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