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Scholarships

Background

The Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA), the New Mexico Association of Museums (NMAM), state associations, industry partners, private donors, and annual auction proceeds, provides financial assistance to those studying and/or working in New Mexico and the MPMA’s 10-state region, so that they may attend the annual conference. The scholarship committee seeks candidates who will benefit from attendance at the 2019 joint conference but may not have the necessary financial means to attend.

Scholarships to Attend the 2019  Conference

The joint MPMA/NMAM conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 22-25, 2019

Important Dates:

       April 24, 2019 Application process opens

       Deadline extended:  5pm on June 28, 2019 Application process closes

       July 8, 2019 Applicants notified of selection

       July 26, 2019 Awardees must complete registration

Questions? 

Just ask Patti at pfinkle@caspercollege.edu

MPMA Scholarship Chair Patti Wood Finkle, Director of Museums, Tate Geological Museum, Werner Wildlife Museum, Casper College, Casper, WY (MPMA Scholarship Recipient 2008)


ELIGIBILITY AND CATEGORIES:

* Emerging Professional: An individual with less than 5years in the museum profession
* Mid-career Professional: An individual who has worked 5-20 years in the museum profession
* Student: A graduate student (or an undergraduate of exceptional quality and initiative) currently enrolled in an Art, Art History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, History, or equivalent program.

All Scholarships include a $400 cash award, basic conference registration, and a complimentary one-year basic or student MPMA membership. New Mexico residents will also received a one-year basic or student complimentary NMAM membership.

The following scholarships are available

  • 7 MPMA General Scholarships
  • 6 NMAM General Scholarships
  • 1 NMAM Mimi Roberts Scholarship
  • 4 Dakin Scholarships (additional requirements apply; see guidelines for eligibility)
  • 1 RC-MPMA/ANR Transport Scholarship (additional requirements apply; see guidelines for eligibility)
  • 1 RC-MPMA/SHIP ART-TERRY DOWD LLC Scholarship (additional requirements apply; see guidelines for eligibility)
  • 1 ASDM Scholarship (South Dakota) (additional requirements apply; see guidelines for eligibility) 
Individuals who have received a scholarship in the past are not eligible to apply for a scholarship in the previously awarded category

Interested in Applying?

Read the guidelines thoroughly, follow all instructions, and fill out the Online Application

2019 Scholarship Guidelines

We thank our Scholarship Partners: NMAM, MPMA, ANR Transport, ASDM, RC-MPMA, & the Volver Trust.

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