The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) has scholarship opportunities available for this year’s Joint Meeting with the Society of Southwest Archivists, in Tucson, Arizona on May 15-19, 2019.

Persons meeting the criteria below are encouraged to apply.

The Steve Wood CIMA Meeting Scholarship is a $500.00 scholarship offered once each year. Funds from the Steve Wood Scholarship may be used for conference registration, workshops, conference meals, and travel expenses.

A second travel grant is also available to assist a CIMA member to attend the conference, and may be used in the same way as the Steve Wood scholarship.

Qualifications: For these scholarships an individual must currently:
Be employed in the CIMA region (AZ, UT, NV, ID, WY, NM)
Be enrolled as a student in a program that includes library classes, archival classes, or a related discipline.

To Apply: Submit a current résumé, a 250-word cover letter with a statement of the expected benefits of attending the CIMA meeting, and a letter of reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant’s work or educational program. A description of why an employing institution would not be able to assist with travel funding should also be included.

Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by February 22, 2019.

Further information: Grant and scholarship recipients will be asked to submit a report on their experience following the conference which will be published in the CIMA Newsletter.

For questions and additional information: Please contact the current chair of the Education and Training Committee referenced below.
All grant and scholarship applications should be sent via e-mail to .
Also, please send a hard copy by fax or mail to the Education and Training Committee:

Ellen M. Ryan
Idaho State University
Eli M. Oboler Library
Special Collections and Archives
851 S. 9th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83209

(208) 282-3608


CIMA programs are an important element in developing the archival profession in the Inter-mountain region. But, they are very expensive, and your support is requested. A donation to CIMA is a contribution to a rich legacy and tradition within the archival profession. Donations may be made in any amount.

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