Annual Meeting Scholarships

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

AASLH Small Museums Scholarship (2-5)

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 10.

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AASLH Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity (2)

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. Two available scholarships includes annual meeting registration fee, a one-year individual membership in AASLH, and $500 toward travel and hotel expenses. Deadline is July 1.

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2017 Austin Diversity Scholarships (10)

Thanks to generous support from the Summerlee Foundation, the 2017 Austin Host Committee is pleased to offer ten fellowships to increase diverse participation at the AASLH annual meeting. The scholarship is open to full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff from institutions across the state of Texas. Preference will be given to people who expand the diversity of the conference in areas such as ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status to support the conference’s theme “I AM History.” The $500 scholarship will be provided to cover the annual meeting registration fee and additional meeting events or travel and hotel expenses. Deadline is June 19.

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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.

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.