Connis O. Brown Scholarship

Established in memory of the Library of Virginia’s first Local Records Program Manager, the Connis O. Brown Scholarship provides funding for a member who lacks employer financial support to attend the annual conference.A man climbs over a fallen shelf of records.

The scholarship covers conference registration and up to a two-night stay at the conference hotel. The recipient must pay for their own travel to and from the conference and other expenses. The scholarship is non-transferable.


To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be a current member as of April 1,
  • demonstrate a lack of organizational financial support to attend the conference,
  • be a full-time employee with affiliation in the archives, records management, or information systems fields, and
  • demonstrate an avid interest in a career in records management.

Those who received the award within the past two years are not eligible.

Selection Criteria 

The Scholarship Committee looks for candidate(s) who demonstrate an eagerness to learn and plan to apply the skills and knowledge gained by attending the conference to support their career and their organization. The committee encourages new records management professionals to apply.

Expectations of Recipients

Recipients must maintain their membership throughout the year in which they are awarded the scholarship.

Recipients may be asked to be featured in conference promotions and be recognized at the conference.


In addition to the application form, applicants must provide a statement of support from their supervisor. The supervisor must confirm that their organization won't pay for the conference registration or hotel, but that the applicant will be given approval to attend if awarded the scholarship.

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