Scholarship Opportunities 2022

Apply for a scholarship to attend the Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia. 

VAM Conference Scholarships

Daniel H. Weiskotten Memorial Scholarship 
Provides financial assistance to archaeologists, public historians, and students who would benefit from attending the VAM annual conference. This scholarship is given to one applicant per year, and includes full conference registration.

Applicants for this scholarship should fall into one of the following categories: 

  • A professional archaeologist employed by a museum or historic site in Virginia or the District of Columbia, and currently working with an archaeological dig or with archaeological artifacts
  • A person who is actively engaged in researching and interpreting local history for exhibits or public programs in Virginia or the District of Columbia
  • A student at a Virginia or District of Columbia school preparing to enter the field of archaeology, public history, or museum studies

VAM Professionals Scholarships 
Helps to fund registration costs for VAM members and students who would otherwise be unable to attend the annual conference. In order to assist as many qualified applicants as possible, most of these scholarships provide partial funding for conference expenses. All awards are made through a competitive process, and are based primarily on demonstrated financial need.

Applicants for this scholarship should fall into one of the following categories: 

  • A current member of VAM
  • A museum studies student
  • A new museum professional (in your first year of your first professional museum job)

Applications are now closed for 2022.