Judith Beale Scholarship


The Judith Beale Scholarship promotes educational and professional development by providing students and archives professionals with funding to attend the SFA Annual Meeting. Named in honor of professional archivist and member of the Society of Florida Archivists Judith Beale, who passed away in 2010, the scholarship pays tribute to Judith's boundless enthusiasm for the archives profession and her passion for working with students. 

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Qualified applicants must be current college students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or current professionals in the archival community. Applicants must also be members of the Society of Florida Archivists. Special consideration will be given to those who are new to the archives profession in Florida. Successful applicants receive complimentary registration for SFA's Annual Meeting. Exceptional applicants will also receive a stipend to help defray travel and lodging costs. 

Application Process and Submission Deadline 2024

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Society of Florida Archivists Judith Beale Scholarship Award. Begun in 2005, the Scholarship promotes educational opportunities and professional development for current students and archives professionals, by providing funding to attend the Annual Meeting of the SFA. This year’s meeting is in Deerfield Beach, from May 13-16, 2024. The scholarship will cover registration for each recipient to attend.  

To be eligible an applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or they must be currently employed in an archival role. In addition, the applicant must be a current or new member of the Society of Florida Archivists. 

Applications should include

  • A one-page letter describing the applicant's interest in the scholarship and how it will contribute to their educational or professional goals.
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Letter of support that the applicant is in good academic or professional standing.
  • For Student applicants: a transcript of coursework completed and underway. Unofficial copies of transcripts are ok.

The deadline for all applications is Friday, March 29, 2024. All applications should be sent directly to the Chair of the Judith Beale Scholarship Committee, Joseph Gentili at Jgentili@archbold-station.org

SFA members, please forward this opportunity to other groups and individuals who may be interested in applying.

2024 Judith Beale Scholarship Committee:
  • Chair, Joe Gentili, Archbold Biological Station


  • Kayleigh Howall, Delray Beach Historical Society 
  • Vic Jones, Florida Gulf Coast University 
  • Bethanie Telesz, State Archives of Florida 

Past Beale Scholarship Winners


Jamie Aagard, Paige Cochran, Karla Grimes, Kacee Reguera, Carolina Rocha, Madalyn Starratt, Theo Thomas, Alejandra Velez

2023 Janaya Ferrer, Hannah Jancosko, Allison Mason, Elizabeth Maycumber, Laura Parces, and Carolina Rocha 

John Clarke and Amelia Dixon


Luis Berthin, Bridget Bihm-Manuel, and Adam Hunt

2020 Adam Solomon
2019 Claire Barnewolt, Kryslynn Collazo, and Carady DeSimone
2018 Adam Berkowitz, Bart Delcamp, and Paige Downey
2017 Sara Kiszka, Carolina Meneses, Lynn Phillips, Skye von Achen, and Andrea Malanowski
2016 Ashley Ashabranner, Jennifer Bowne, Gilbert Gott, Jocelyn Hurtado, Sarah Kautz, and Mary Rubin
2015 Rebecca Bramlett, Steven Duckworth, Katherine Hoarn, Theresa Hooker, Lisa Petrillo, and James Schultz
2014 Amanda Moreno, Angiemarie Villafañe, and Hannah Wiatt Davis
2013 Miranda Doran-Myers, Alice Graves, Catherine Jones, Marissa Kings, and Michael Wright
2012 Christine Bethke, Tricia Chua, Debra Davendonis-Todd, Janet DeVries, Benjamin DiBiase, Anya Owens, Debra Willis, Erika Yagodzinski, and Kimboo York
2011 Tyeler McLean, Adrienne Serra, Hadi Sheikhnia, Kimberly Ann Tinnell, Benjamin Yadon, and Erika Yagodzinski
2010 Billy R. Glasco, Jr., Anne Larrivee, Tracy Lin Seurer, and Marjorie Young
2009 Katherine Adams, Melissa Barber, Barbara Cardinale, and Carlos Pearman
2008 Ana D. Rodriguez, Beatrice C. Skokan, and Sandra Varry
2007 Katia Nuñez
2006 April Anderson, Janine Awai, Gail Donovan, Anastasia Levadas, and Erin VanClay
2005 Florence Turcotte
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