Ancestry Continuing Education Award
In 2015, the ACA entered into a five-year sponsorship agreement with Ancestry, which was renewed in 2020. Part of this agreement includes an annual scholarship that is developed and overseen by the ACA Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors was unanimous in its decision to direct this scholarship towards the Indigenous community in Canada and to award it to a recipient studying in the field of archives or records management. In 2022, the Foundation expanded the eligibility to include all members of the BIPOC community.
This is an annual award of $1,200 and applicants may be pursuing training at any level that advances the applicant’s knowledge in archives or records management. Training could be through a university degree program, a college program, or any a single training session such as a workshop or institute. Applicants are assessed by a committee appointed by the Association of Canadian Archivists Foundation on the basis of a written application.
Scholarship holders will also be provided membership in the Association of Canadian Archivists and will have an opportunity to arrange for a mentor to guide them in developing their career, if desired.
Successful applicants must:
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Charitable number: 80413 8477 RR0001
Registered with Canada Revenue Agency: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/charities