TN Association of Museums Scholarships

Applications for Humanities Tennessee’s (HT) scholarships to attend the 2024 Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) Conference are now closed. TAM will host the conference in person March 19-21, 2024, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN.

Congratulations to these 2024 scholarship recipients and their organizations: 

Military Memorial Museum of Upper Cumberland, Crossville
Mark Pfaffenroth
Mid South Military Museum, Atoka
Shannon Bryant
Morgan Co. Genealogical & Historical Society, Wartburg
Derek Hawn
U.S.S. Tennessee (BB-43) Remembrance Museum, Huntsville
Jeffery Swanson
Promise Land Heritage Association, Charlotte
Mr. John Nichols
Mrs. Vanessa Nichols
Union High Museum, Gallatin
Alana Hibble
Theresa Dowell-Fuqua
Warren Co. Black History Museum, McMinnville
Ramona Mathis
Cathie Jackson
History Associates of Wilson Co., Lebanon
Judith Sullivan
Alexa Moscardelli
Tom & OE Stigall Ethnic Museum & Library, Humboldt
Tracy Eaton
Marquita Patterson


HT scholarships are open to volunteers without museum-related backgrounds who work for a nonprofit museum or organization that is starting a museum which has no paid professional staff. Each scholarship provides up to three nights lodging and conference registration fees for up to two people from each applicant organization.

Visit the TAM website or contact Debbie Shaw,, for information about the conference and NEW pre/post-conference events.

Humanities Tennessee offers a scholarship program for the Tennessee Association of Museums’ (TAM) annual conference held every March. This initiative stems from our commitment to provide opportunities for professional and organizational development of Tennessee’s museums and their humanities programming. You can read more about the impact of TAM scholarships here.

Since 2003, 337 individuals from 123 organizations across the state have attended the TAM conference with this scholarship. Once introduced to the museum community by this program, many organizations remain TAM members and continue to attend each year without a scholarship.