2018 Small Museum Association Conference Scholarship Application
Small Museum Association
34th Annual Conference
February 18-20, 2018

Scholarship Information

The Small Museum Association offers funding for over ten scholarships each year through the generosity of past conference organizers and attendees as well as several partner museum organizations. All scholarships cover the cost of conference registration as well as hotel and meals.

Eligibility:
Anyone affiliated with a museum, library, historical society, or related graduate study program (e.g. Museum Studies, Public History, Library and Information Studies, Historic Preservation) is eligible for the SMA Scholarships. This includes full-time or part-time employees, board members, students, interns, and volunteers. Museum organization scholarships may have additional restrictions; applicants will automatically be considered for the scholarships for which they qualify. Past conference attendees are encouraged to apply, but previous Lesley van der Lee Scholarship winners are not eligible.

Expectations:
By sending in a completed application, applicants are indicating that they will be able to attend the conference if awarded a scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship and turn it down or do not attend the conference you may not be eligible for a scholarship in the future. Scholarship recipients are asked to assist the conference staff during the conference; information on specific expectations will be communicated after the selection process is complete.

How to Apply:
Submit thorough answers to the following questions as well as a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or advisor and a current resumé. Applications may be submitted by e-mail or mail to the address on the application form. They must be postmarked by November 27, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The SMA Conference Committee will determine the winners of the scholarships and notify them by December 29, 2017.

Name
Your answer
E-mail Address
Your answer
Institution Affiliated With
Your answer
Address
Your answer
I am a:
Required
Previous Applicant:
Required
1. Why have you chosen to study, volunteer, or work in the museum field and what are your future goals in this profession?
Your answer
2. For Students: What is unique about small museums and why would you choose to work in one in the future? For Employees, Board Members, Volunteers, Etc.: Describe your institution (annual budget, staff size, and major interpretive and programming efforts) and what it has to offer to your community as a small museum.
Your answer
3. Summarize your experience in the museum field, including how long you have studied, volunteered at, and worked at museums. Include a description of your current position at your institution and your specific responsibilities or academic focus.
Your answer
4. How would attending the Small Museum Association Conference benefit you and your institution?
Your answer
Applicant’s Signature
Your answer
Supervisor’s Name
Your answer
Additional materials needed
Required
Application Deadline: November 27, 2017
Email Resume and Recommendation Letter to: scholarships@smallmuseum.org or mail to: SMA Conference Committee, c/o Robert Forloney 101 W Marengo St. St. Michaels, MD 21663
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This form was created inside of Small Museum Association. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Additional Terms