Lois Weber's Shoes (1916) The hand of poverty. Courtesy: Milestone Films (link: https://www.milestonefilms.com)


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.

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 deadline to apply is May 31st, 2022

2021 Recipients

  • Sony Pictures Scholarship – Ari Green
  • Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship – Patricia Ledesma Villon

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.