AMIA scholarships, please circulate

Oksana Dykyj (oksana@vax2.concordia.ca)
Fri, 18 Feb 2000 11:21:28 -0800 (PST)

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is pleased to announce a call
for applications for its 2000 scholarship program. This year three
scholarships will be awarded: the CFI Sid Solow Scholarship, the Mary
Pickford Scholarship and the Sony Pictures Scholarship. These awards will
be given as financial assistance to students of merit who intend to pursue
careers in moving image archiving. Each of the three scholarships consists
of a $4,000 award. The funds will be forwarded to the recipients'
educational institutions and applied to tuition or registration fees for
the 2000-01 academic year.

Students accepted into, or enrolled in a graduate-level or other advanced
program in film or television studies or production, library or information
studies, archival administration, museum studies, or a related discipline
may apply. Applicants need only submit one application form and one set of
supporting documents to be eligible for all three awards; however no
applicant will be awarded more than one scholarship. The application
deadline is May 1, 2000.

Eligibility. To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must meet
the following eligibility requirements:

1. The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate-level or other advanced
program in film or television studies or production, library or
information services, archival administration, museum studies or a related
discipline; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic
year.

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

3. The applicant must submit the following documents:
a. An application form (provided on the back page of these guidelines).
b. An official transcript from the applicant's most recent academic
program.
c. An essay 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 career goals.
d. Two letters of recommendation (submitted separately).

Students from any country may apply. Applicants need only submit one
application form and one set of supporting documents to be eligible for all
three awards; however, no applicant will be awarded more than one scholarship.

Selection Criteria. Factors to be considered in awarding the scholarships
include: an applicant's commitment to pursuing a career in moving image
archiving; the quality of an applicant's academic record; and the strength
of an applicant's program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.
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Please share this information with any students whom you think might be
interested in applying. If relevant, please post or distribute this
information to the appropriate departments at your university or institution.

Additional copies of the guidelines, as well as the application form, will
soon be available for downloading from the AMIA web site at
www.amianet.org, or can now be obtained by contacting the AMIA office at
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; (phone) 310-550-1300;
(fax) 310-550-1363; amia@amianet.org.

Questions concerning the AMIA Scholarship Program should
be directed to: Eddie Richmond, UCLA Film and Television Archive; (phone)
323-462-4921 ext. 11; (fax) 323-461-6317; richmond@ucla.edu.

Thanks,

Oksana

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Oksana Dykyj voice: 514-848-3443
Head, Visual Media Resources fax: 514-848-3441
Instructional & Information Technology Services
Concordia University
LB-805-1, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W,
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8
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