TN Association of Museums Scholarships
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.
The scholarships are available to volunteers without museum-related backgrounds who work for a nonprofit museum or organization that is starting a museum, and that has no paid professional staff. Each scholarship provides two nights lodging and conference registration fees for up to two people from each applicant organization.
Since 2003, 300 individuals from 114 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.
The following twelve volunteers received scholarships for the 2019 conference:
- Kim Powers, Green McAdoo Cultural Organization (Clinton)
- Anita Jones & Natalie Bell, Patton-Otey House (Nashville)
- Jerry Blalock & Paula Blalock, Pleasant Hill Historical Society
- JoAnne McCloud Myers & Tony Branam, Postmark LaFollette
- Candi Driver & Wanda Pendergrass Grissom, Promise Land Heritage Association (Charlotte)
- Beccy Hamm & Bill Long, Rose Center & Council for the Arts (Morristown)
- Kelly Hamlin, Wolf Gap Education Outreach, Inc. (Pulaski)
Each scholarship covers two nights lodging at the conference hotel, registration fees, and conference meals and evening events.
The scholarship program is announced each January, with an application deadline each February.
For questions about the program please contact Melissa Davis at Humanities Tennessee by phone, 615-770-0006, ext. 8016, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about TAM, please contact Debbie Shaw, TAM coordinator, by phone, 615-495-3354, or email, email@example.com