Scholarships for Museum Studies

Museum Studies

Museum Studies is the study in the contemporary theory and practice of museum work. Museum Studies programs prepared more than three hundred graduates for positions of increasing responsibility in museums throughout the world. Musem Studies graduates work in museums of fine art, history, anthropology, technology, and natural history; in arboretums, national parks, and science centers; with private and corporate collections; and in government agencies, historical societies, and art galleries. Their careers cover the full range of museum activity, working as directors, curators, educators, registrars, collection managers, and development, media and public relations specialists.

Museum Studies Scholarships

AAM Diversity Fellowships

The American Association of Museums has Diversity Coalition Fellowship which offers a stipend to full-time students pursuing education in muselogy.  Studnets can learn more about this opportunity from AAM.

Museum Studies Scholarship for Minorities

The Diversity In and For History Scholarship is offered by American Association by State and Local History to two minority graduate students attend the AASLH annual meeting by waiving the registration fee.  Students can learn more about the scholarship by going to AASLH website. It also offers Douglas Evelyn Scholarship to minority professionals

Atlanta History Center Fellows Program

The 12 week Atlanta History Center / National Museum Fellows Program prepares minority college students for paid internships, graduate studies in museum studies/education, or entry-level positions in the museum field by providing financial support.

JFK University Scholarships

John F. Kennedy University awards a variety of scholarships to its new and continuing students enrolled in the Museum Studies programs.  Students qualify for Jacqueline Kennedy Scholarship Fund a $3,000 scholarships to students with financial need and are enrolled at least half-time.  The Department of Museum Studies (School of Education and Liberal Arts) presents three annual awards to outstanding graduates:

  • Joy E. Feinberg Award for Outstanding Leadership in Museum Studies
  • Gail Anderson Award for Scholarship in Museums and Social Responsibility
  • Ted Greenberg Award for Outstanding Contribution to Collections Management

J. E. Caldwell Scholarship

The Daughters of American Revolution offer a $2,000 scholarship to outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation.

Hearst Fellowship Program

HFP is for graduate and undergraduate students who are conducting an independent research project at the Abigail Adams Smith Museum in NYC on a topic relating to the museum's history, its collection, or the history of New York City.

Smithsonian Latino Studies Fellowship Program

This program provides opportunities to US Latino predoctoral students and postdoctoral to pursue research topics that relate to Latino art, culture, and history.

Michigan State University OSA Scholarships

MSU students applying to a study abroad program are eligible for academic and financial need based scholarships.   These scholarships are funded by MSU Federal Credit Union, Forest Akers Endowment, MSU Alumni Association, the Australia-Pacific Council, Eleanor and Charles Greenleaf Sr., Brigitte and Thomas Huff, the Georges Jules Joyaux Memorial Fund, the Kellogg Foundation, Charles and Marjorie Gliozzo.

The Field Museum Scholarships

The Field Museum in Chicago offers a number of fellowships and scholarships to students of museum studies.  These awards include visiting students scholarships, garduate studies fellowships and internships. 

National Parks Service Scholarships and Fellowships

NPS a government oganization created to promote education in museum studies maintains a list of scholarships and fellowships for students pursuing education in museum studies.