Josephine Forman Scholarship

General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church

Founded in honor of Josephine Forman, the scholarship aims to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    The applicant shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of the award (i.e., June 1); Applicants may have full-time or part-time status
  • Residence:
    Must be permanent resident of the United States (or U.S. citizen)
  • Citizenship:
    Must be U.S citizen (or permanent resident of the United States)
  • Major/Career:
    Must be pursuing graduate education in archival science
  • Ethnicity:
    Must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent
  • Miscellaneous:
    Must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1 or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award
  • Other Benefits:
    Awardees also may be invited to attend the annual meeting of the General Commission on Archives and History and/or the Quadrennial Historical Convocation, with funding provided by GCAH

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicants future goals in the archives profession
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letters of recommendation from teachers/professors and/or professional archivists
  • Other Materials:
    A cover letter stating interest in the scholarship;

Contact Information

  • Phone: (312) 606-0722