Scholarship Opportunities 2024

Conference Scholarships

VAM Scholarships

VAM's scholarships help to fund registration costs for VAM members and students who would otherwise be unable to attend the annual conference. Financial assistance will be given to three applicants this year and includes 100% coverage of conference registration (does not include evening events, additional tickets or hotel). 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

Other scholarship opportunities:

Peninsula Museums Forum Annual Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to members of our local museum community, studying or working in the Virginia Peninsula, who wish to attend the annual conference. Financial assistance will be given to two applicants this year and includes coverage of full conference registration rates. VAM members and non-members are welcome to apply. There are no age or experience restrictions regarding these scholarships - all are encouraged to apply.

Applicants who are working, volunteering, studying museum-related fields, etc. in the following Virginia Peninsula Areas will be given precedence: Smithfield, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Fort Eustis, and Poquoson.

Please note: If you have received this scholarship within the past two years, you are not currently eligible.

If you are interested in applying or have questions about scholarships to attend the conference, contact