The Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) is offering the following scholarships and awards in conjunction with our annual conference on April 4-6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Descriptions of and deadlines for the awards are below. For more information, visit our website, http://sohaconference.com/scholarships-and-awards/. If you have any questions, please contact Carlos Lopez at email@example.com.
SOHA offers the Eva Tulene Watt Scholarship for Native Americans. SOHA will award two scholarships to Native Americans to attend the annual conference in Las Vegas, NV, April 4-6, 2013. They may be practicing oral historians or those with a serious interest in oral history. Funding for each scholarship will include a cash award of $500. The award is to be used towards hotel, travel and food expenses incurred to attend the conference. Applications are due by February 19.
SOHA also offers two general scholarships to deserving oral historians and practitioners to attend the annual conference. Funding will include a cash award of $300 for each recipient, half of which will be disbursed prior to the conference, with the balance issued on the final day of the conference. These awards will be applied toward hotel and travel expenses. Free conference registration is included in the scholarship. Additionally, a SOHA member point of contact/mentor for the conference will be provided upon request. Students, teachers, independent oral historians, and individuals associated with nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by February 19.
Finally, SOHA will offer up to three mini-grants, totaling $1500. Funds may be used for interviewing, equipment, transcription, editing, publishing, and other oral history related expenses. Students, teachers, and independent researchers, historical societies, archives, museums, and non-profits are encouraged to apply to conduct research on the Southwest. First consideration is given to community-based projects concerning Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California, the states within the SOHA region. The deadline to apply for the mini-grants is March 1.
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