The Audrey P. Newcomer Scholarship is a competitive award that honors the memory of Audrey and her passion and enthusiasm for education and knowledge. The scholarship, awarded by The Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists (ACDA), provides up to $1,000 for a practicing archivist to attend a conference, workshop, institute or other continuing education activity to enhance their professional training.  This award is offered in the years that ACDA does not host its own conference (odd years only).  The awards committee reserves the right to forgo awarding the scholarship if a suitable candidate is not found.


Applicant must be a member of ACDA in good standing with at least two years of employment in a Catholic diocesan or religious institution. The applicant must have limited institutional funding for continuing education.  Candidates who receive this scholarship may not reapply in subsequent years.


The recipient must use the award for the calendar year in which it is awarded, cover any expenses incurred beyond the amount of the award, and return any unexpended funds to ACDA. The recipient must also write an article for the ACDA newsletter about their training experience and how the funding was used.


Applications will not be considered unless all of the following elements are included:

  1. A cover sheet including your name, title, institution, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Letter (s) of reference, one of which must come from your current employer.
  4. A personal letter which describes
    a. Your educational background, including information on previous professional education opportunities.
    b. A description of your current job requirements, length of employment, and title.
    c. Information about the educational program you would like to attend and the dollar amount of assistance required.
    d. Why you require outside funding.
Deadline to apply:

Application packets must be submitted by February 28 (odd years only) and sent by email to Dr. Emilie Leumas.