ca. 1974 American Universities Field Staff Faces of Change film series : Bolivia Produced by Norman Miller and filmed by Hubert Smith and Neil Reichline Norman Miller Film Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution


AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.


AMIA administers the first scholarship program of its kind designed specifically for students wishing to pursue careers in moving image archiving.

Currently the program awards two annual scholarships: the Sony Pictures Scholarship and Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship. These scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000, are given as financial assistance to students of merit who intend to pursue careers in moving image archiving.

Scholarships Application is now open. Deadline is May 18, 2021.

2020 Recipients

  • Sony Pictures Scholarship – Janet  Reinschmidt, UT Austin
  • Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship – Laurel Day, Ryerson University
  • Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship – Ji-Ying Wang, NYU

deg farrelly Memorial / Alexander Street Press AMIA / FMRT Media Librarian Scholarship

The scholarship is to be given once a year to a Masters degree candidate in Library Science who intends to work professionally with media collections in libraries. The purpose is to provide financial assistance and encouragement to developing media librarians. This scholarship honors the legacy of deg farrelly and his commitment to media librarianship, and the preservation of and access to media materials – a commitment shared by both AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) and FMRT (the ALA Film & Media Round Table).

The Scholarship is administered by ALA.