Annual Meeting Scholarships

There are several opportunities for scholarships to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting.

AASLH Small Museums Scholarship 

The AASLH Small Museums Community offers scholarships for individuals to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting. These scholarships are available to a full or part-time paid or volunteer employee of a small museum (annual budget of up to $250,000). The scholarships cover the cost of the conference registration and the Small Museums Luncheon, with any remaining funds to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. The scholarships are open to AASLH individual members or people working for institutional members and is a benefit of membership. Deadline is June 20.

Learn more about the Small Museums Scholarship.

AASLH 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. Scholarships includes annual meeting registration fee, a one-year individual membership in AASLH, and $700 toward travel and hotel expenses. Deadline is July 1.

Apply now

2018 Kansas City AASLH Diversity scholarships

The 2018 Kansas City Host Committee is pleased to offer fellowships to increase diverse participation at the AASLH Annual Meeting thanks to a generous $20,000 grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation. The scholarship is open to full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff from institutions in the region comprising Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and Iowa. Preference will be given to people who expand the diversity of the conference in areas such as ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and organizational capacity to support the conference’s theme “Truth or Consequences.” The scholarship will be provided to cover the Annual Meeting registration fee, additional meeting events, travel, and hotel expenses at the amount of $800 for fellows outside the Kansas City metropolitan area, and $400 within the metropolitan area. Deadline to apply is July 1.

Apply now

Full-time Students

It’s not a scholarship, but 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.