TN Association of Museums Scholarships

Applications for Humanities Tennessee’s scholarships to attend the 2023 Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) Conference are now available. TAM will host the conference in person March 15-17, 2023, at Holiday Inn University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

The 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 two nights lodging and conference registration fees for up to two people from each applicant organization.

Email to request a link to the online scholarship application. Submission deadline: February 3, 2023

Visit the TAM website for conference information, 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, 331 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.

For questions about the scholarship please contact Melissa Davis at Humanities Tennessee by phone, 615-770-0006, ext. 8016, or by e-mail, For questions about TAM, please contact Debbie Shaw, TAM coordinator, by phone, 615-495-3354, or email,