2016 Waymon Underwood Scholarship Recipient: James McKinnon


Congratulations to the 2016 recipient of the Waymon Underwood scholarship, James McKinnon. The $500 scholarship, awarded by the Greater Dayton Chapter of ARMA, is given to a graduate student in the Public History Program to help financially support their studies.

James is currently a graduate assistant in the history department at Wright State University and will be graduating from the Public History program this spring. He will be pursuing Records and Information Management job openings, preferably in a university setting. The scholarship money will assist with expenses such as professional association dues and interview travel. Congratulations again!

2015 Waymon Underwood Scholarship Recipient Nina Herzog

Nina ARMA scholarship

Wright State University graduate student Nina Herzog is the 2015 recipient of the Waymon Underwood Scholarship. This $500 scholarship, awarded by the Greater Dayton Chapter of ARMA, is given to a graduate student in the Public History Program to help financially support their studies.

Nina is a first year graduate student at Wright State and works as a student assistant at the Special Collections and Archives.  She will be using her scholarship to help fund an internship with the Nebraska State Historical Society this summer.  Nina will be sharing about her experience at a chapter meeting this fall. Congratulations Nina!

Greater Dayton Chapter Offers Waymon Underwood Scholarship to WSU Students



Greater Dayton Chapter

ARMA International

Waymon Underwood Scholarship


Please consider applying for The Waymon Underwood Public History Scholarship, provided by The Greater Dayton Chapter of ARMA. This scholarship, in the amount of $500, is offered specifically to students in the WSU Public History Program.


The award may be used in any fashion to support the student’s pursuit of their degree or future employment, whether for tuition, books, to assist with travel/ expenses for interviews or internships, etc.  Submit your letter of interest by March 2, 2012



Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria listed in order of importance:


Interest and Experience – Student who has indicated and/or demonstrated an interest in a career in records management or archives (possibly already working/volunteering in field).


Scholarship – Academic standing from graduate work (especially within Public History Program) or undergraduate studies.


Letter of application – Content and quality (not more than two pages)


Financial need


Interested students should apply by writing a letter of application with the above criteria in mind and submitting it to:

Dawne Dewey

Head, Special Collections and Archives

Director, Public History Program

Wright State University

401 Dunbar Library


Or via email to:


Application deadline is March 2, 2012.



About ARMA:

ARMA, The association of information management professionals, was established in 1956, and has over 10,000-plus members worldwide. They include records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, education, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countries.