OHRAB Professional Development Scholarships

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) is pleased to announce a development opportunity for students, volunteers and records professionals.

OHRAB, in conjunction with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission has allocated $1,200 annually in scholarship aid to support continuing archival education for graduate students and individuals who care for the historic record. The Board will award scholarships to assist individuals in attending a professional development opportunity of their choosing.

Due to COVID-19, we are expanding the scholarship to include virtual meetings and webinars.  The scholarship is available to those who have already paid for their registration to late-summer meetings or conferences, such as the Society of American Archivist’s annual meeting.

Funding is available to support attendance at development opportunities offered by such organizations as:

  • The Midwest Archives Conference,
  • The Society of American Archivists,
  • The Society of Ohio Archivists,
  • The Ohio Local History Alliance,
  • The Academic Library Association of Ohio,
  • The Ohio Municipal Clerks Association,
  • The International Institute of Municipal Clerk,
  • The Ohio Township Association,
  • The Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Other professional development opportunities subject to approval by OHRAB

Applicants must be individuals who are full-time (minimum of 9 credits) graduate students currently enrolled in an Ohio institution of higher education; individuals working or volunteering in an Ohio library, archive, special collection, or government repository; individuals who serve as a state, county, municipal, or township official or their designee whose main responsibilities is to maintain public records; and those who work or volunteer in other roles caring for or providing access to records within the State of Ohio.

For more details, see the attached description and application.

Applications are due September 30 and should be submitted to:

Tina Ratcliff

Montgomery County Records Center & Archives

117 South Main Street,

6th Floor

Dayton, OH, 45422

Or by email to ratclifft@mcohio.org

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Ratcliff (ratclifft@mcohio.org).