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Scholarships & Internships

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

2019 Recipients

  • IPI Internship – Maria Laura Mastantuono,  Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
  • George Blood Women in Technology Scholarship – Aparna Subramanian, NYU
  • Sony Pictures Scholarship – Ricardo Johnson, University of Arizona
  • Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship – Julia Davila Coppedge, University of Texas, Austin
  • Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship – Helyx Horowitz, Drexel University


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 three annual scholarships – the Sony Pictures Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship, and the Universal Studios Preservation 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.

The application is closed for this year, 2019. The application for 2020 will be posted in February.

The George Blood Women in Audiovisual Archiving and Technology Scholarship

The George Blood, L.P. Women in Audiovisual Archiving Scholarship is designed to facilitate the advanced education and training of women who wish to pursue careers in technical areas of audiovisual archives.   The $4,000 scholarship is flexible in its structure, with a minimum of $3,000 applied to tuition, but the option to apply $1,000 towards travel to the annual conference.  The scholarship is open to students who have an interest or experience in technical areas of the field, identify as women, and are enrolled in graduate-level or advanced programs.

The application is closed for this year, 2019. The application for 2020 will be posted in February.

The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research

The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

The application is closed for this year, 2019. The application for 2020 will be posted in February.

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.