Annual Meeting Scholarships
There are five opportunities for scholarships to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting.
Small Museums Scholarship
The AASLH Small Museums Community offers scholarships for individuals to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting. This scholarship is available to a full or part-time paid or volunteer employee of a small museum (annual budget of up to $250,000). The scholarship covers the cost of the conference registration and the Small Museums Luncheon, with any remaining funds to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. The scholarship is open to AASLH individual members or people working for institutional members and is a benefit of membership. Deadline is June 10.
Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity
The Evelyn Scholarship is named in honor of Douglas Evelyn, AASLH president from 1992-1994, and recognizes Evelyn’s strong support of AASLH’s professional development mission. A primary objective of the Douglas Evelyn Scholarship is to increase racial or ethnic diversity at the AASLH annual meeting and in all of the association’s programs. The scholarship includes annual meeting registration fee, a one-year individual membership in AASLH, and $500 toward travel and hotel expenses. Deadline is July 1.
2016 Detroit Fellowships for Minority Professionals
The 2016 Detroit Host Committee is pleased to offer ten fellowships to minority professionals to increase culturally diverse participation at the AASLH/MMA annual meeting. The $500 scholarship will be provided to cover the annual meeting registration fee and additional meeting events or travel and hotel expenses. Deadline is July 1.
2016 HistoryIT AASLH Annual Meeting Scholarship for Digital Thinking
HistoryIT, in order to support innovative digital thinking in history organizations, will provide one scholarship to support an organization wishing to send a representative to the AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting in 2016. The scholarship will be given to the organization that best articulates why they wish to attend the Annual Meeting and what they most look forward to learning there, specifically concerning digital innovation and digital collections. Organizations do not need to already have implemented digital strategies. Those planning to grow their digital presence are encouraged to apply as well. Deadline is July 1.
Robert W. Richmond Scholarship
The Heritage League of Greater Kansas City offers a $500 scholarship and complimentary registration for beginning professionals to attend the AASLH annual meeting in honor of Robert W. Richmond, Heritage League founder and past president 1985-1986 of the American Association for State and Local History. To apply for the Robert W. Richmond Fund Scholarship, new professionals (less than 5 years in the museum profession) from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, or Iowa, who are Heritage League members in good standing and have never attended an AASLH conference, should submit a letter of application discussing their goals in the history field, and how their organization will benefit from their participation in the AASLH annual meeting. With this letter, attach a current resume and a letter of support from their supervisor or board chair by July 1. Applications should be sent to: Richmond Scholarship Fund Committee, Heritage League of Greater Kansas City, P.O. Box 7298, Kansas City, MO 64113.
Not a scholarship, however full-time students can receive free registration to the AASLH Annual Meeting in exchange for working two four-hour shifts during the meeting. Volunteer opportunities include monitoring sessions, distributing session evaluations, assisting with transportation to evening events, and more. Contact Terry Jackson for more information.