Mark A. Greene Award for First-Time Meeting Attendees


To provide financial assistance for travel and conference expenses to individuals who have not previously attended a MAC meeting.

The award is named for Mark A. Greene (1958-2017), past president of the Society of American Archivists and the Midwest Archives Conference, and mentor to many. He was the director of the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming from 2002 until 2015. Prior, he was archivist at Carleton College, curator of manuscripts at the Minnesota Historical Society, and head of Research Center Programs at the Henry Ford. His contributions to the archival profession, including influential literature, are significant and enduring.


While the MAC annual meeting is conducted in the virtual format, multiple scholarships covering the registration fee will be awarded, not exceeding a total of $500.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship an applicant must be attending their first MAC meeting. It is not necessary to be a MAC member, or to reside in the thirteen state MAC region.


Applications are due by March 29th, 2021 and must include the following documents:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement of intent, an essay of no more than 500 words briefly describing the importance of this opportunity for your professional development and summarizing the financial requirements of your attendance.
  • The application should also include one letter of support.

Award Requirement

Award winner will write an essay paragraph for The MAC Newsletter reflecting on the conference session that was the most meaningful or useful to them.

Return completed application and related materials (electronic submission strongly encouraged) to:

Vicki Cooper
Special Collections and University Archives
Nunn Drive, SL 106B
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Ky 41099
[email protected]