Dunaway Scholarship

The Board of Trustees of the Friends of Georgia Archives & History established the Sarah O. Dunaway Scholarship in memory of one of its greatest friends.  Over the years, Sarah consistently supported the Georgia Archives and its work.  She felt strongly that the records of our heritage should be preserved and FOGAH honors her by supporting training for those who work with historical records.  The Dunaway scholarship provides tuition for a student to attend the annual Georgia Archives Institute and one year’s membership in the Friends of the Georgia  Archives.


The Georgia Archives Institute

Established in 1966 and designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians, the Georgia Archives Institute offers general instruction in basic concepts and practices of archival administration and management of traditional and modern documentary materials. The GAI is committed to the professional development of archivists in Georgia and to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strives to help foster careers in archival administration. The GAI welcomes applicants of all backgrounds interested in advancing their archival education and experience. This year the Georgia Archives Institute will be held June 6-17, 2022. 

This year the Georgia Archives Institute is requiring special safety precautions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of participants and instructors, all attendees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to the June training. Also, everyone must be masked for the duration of the training. Applicants will receive further details after acceptance.

For application and information for the Institute:

The Georgia Archives Institute
P.O. Box 574
Decatur, GA 30031
Email: [email protected]  

Scholarship Eligibility

Individuals who work or volunteer at any level in an archival institution in Georgia and graduate students preparing for a career in archives at a college or university in Georgia.  Georgia citizens preparing for a career in archives at a college or university outside of Georgia will also be considered.  Preference will be given to applicants without access to institutional support for attendance.  You must apply to the Georgia Archives Institute and be accepted to receive the Dunaway Scholarship.


Please complete and email the Dunaway Scholarship Application to [email protected].

Applications are due March 11, 2022 at 5 pm