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Scholarships

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

Scholarships

AMIA administers the first scholarship program of its kind designed specifically for students wishing to pursue careers in moving image archiving. In 2024, AMIA will offer three scholarships.

  • The Sony Pictures Scholarship is supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 1998, it became the first financial award in our field to be endowed on a permanent basis.
  • The George Blood LP Women in AV Archiving and Technology Scholarship is supported by George Blood LP.
  • The Broadening Perspectives Scholarship is supported by George Blood, LP.

Applicants  must submit a separate application form and a unique essay for each scholarship, but may submit one set of supporting documents (references, transcripts) to be eligible for all three scholarships.

The deadline for the 2024 scholarships is May 17, 2024.

Sony Pictures Scholarship

The Sony Pictures Scholarship is supported by Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 1998, it became the first financial award in our field to be endowed on a permanent basis.

The Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 is given as financial assistance to a student of merit who intends to pursue careers in moving image archiving. The funds are sent directly to the recipients’ educational institutions to help cover the costs of tuition or registration fees. Students from any country may apply.

Applicants  must submit a separate application form and a unique essay for each scholarship, but may submit one set of supporting documents (references, transcripts) to be eligible for all three scholarships.  No applicant will be awarded more than one scholarship.

Broadening Perspectives Scholarship

As we have come to embrace that home movies are as important as theatrical releases, and that digital is a valid form of preservation, the archives field has grown by listening to such new ideas. By opening our community, we open our hearts and minds to a more diverse view of the world. A conversation inclusive of many voices helps us bridge communities and develop as individuals. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage participation in our community from voices that, for any number of reasons, may not have been heard, so that each of us and the Association of Moving Image Archivist (AMIA) may grow through Broadening Perspectives.

Founded in 2022, this $4,000 scholarship is flexible in its structure, with a minimum of $3,000 applied to tuition, and the option to apply $1,000 towards travel to the AMIA annual conference.

Applicants  must submit a separate application form and a unique essay for each scholarship, but may submit one set of supporting documents (references, transcripts) to be eligible for all three scholarships.  No applicant will be awarded more than one scholarship.

This scholarship is generously funded by George Blood, L.P.

George Blood, L.P. Women in AV Archiving and Technology

The George Blood LP Women in Audiovisual Archiving and Technology Scholarship is designed to facilitate the advanced education and training of women who wish to pursue careers in technical areas of audiovisual archives.

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 (or accepted into such a program for the next academic year).

This $4,000 scholarship is flexible in its structure, with a minimum of $3,000 applied to tuition, and the option to apply $1,000 towards travel to the AMIA annual conference.

Applicants  must submit a separate application form and a unique essay for each scholarship, but may submit one set of supporting documents (references, transcripts) to be eligible for all three scholarships.  No applicant will be awarded more than one scholarship.

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. 

Past Recipients

  • 2023 Sony Pictures Scholarship -Rohini Singh
  • 2023 Broadening Perspectives Scholarship – Matthew Jiefeng Yang
  • 2023 George Blood, L.P. Women in AV Archiving & Technology – Mariana Torres
  • 2022 Sony Pictures Scholarship – Luis Felipe Raguà
  • 2022 Broadening Perspectives Scholarship – Gabrielle Garcia