TN Association of Museums Scholarships

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

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.

Email melissa@humtn.org to request a link to the online scholarship application.  Submission deadline: February 1, 2024.

Visit the TAM website or contact Debbie Shaw, tnmuseums@gmail.com, for information about the conference, NEW pre/post-conference events and to apply for TAM’s young professional scholarship.


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.

Since 2003, 338 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.