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2020 Conference Scholarships

MANY has announced professional development scholarships for museum professionals to attend “The Power of Partnership” 2020 Annual Conference in Albany, March 29 -31, 2020.

MANY will offer three categories of professional scholarships:

Capital Region Museum Employees

Emerging Museum Professional

Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship

Recipients will be selected by a scholarship committee comprised of MANY staff, members of the MANY board of directors, and invited panelists. Nominations must include a completed Nomination Form submitted by an immediate supervisor and signed by the Executive Director or President of the Board of Trustees.

Meredith Horsford, 2019 Cassetti Scholarship Recipient

All nominations must be emailed to conference@nysmuseums.org by Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Nominations must include a completed Nomination Form submitted by an immediate supervisor

and signed by the Executive Director or President of the Board of Trustees.

2020 Scholarships for Capital Region Museum Employees

MANY is pleased to offer 20 scholarships to museum employees and board members whose museums are located within the REDC-defined Capital Region. These scholarships are intended to create a shared body of professional knowledge amongst Capital Region museum employees to help them sustain and move their organizations forward, gain proficiency in financial management, expand interpretation, increase public engagement, support good governance, expand creativity in marketing strategies, raise the level of collections management, and increase fundraising capacity.

These scholarships are being offered with the generous support of the Bender Family Foundation, The Sara Huntington Catlin Memorial Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, and The Opalka Family Donor Advised Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

Eligibility

Capital Region Scholarships will be awarded to museum professionals who have a full-time, permanent job at a museum, historic site, zoo, botanical garden, or aquarium located in the REDC-defined Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Schoharie, Warren, Washington, Columbia, Fulton, and Greene Counties) in New York State that is designated as a non-profit institution or a state agency, e.g. employees of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the New York State Museum, Archives, and Library are eligible. Awardees are only eligible to receive this scholarship once. The recipients will be required to sign a letter of agreement before receipt of the stipend.

Capital Region scholarships will include conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, up to $150 travel/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

Emerging Museum Professional Scholarship

At the 2019 Conference, attendees purchased raffle tickets with the intention that the proceeds go to support a scholarship for the 2020 Annual Conference for an emerging museum professional. In this version of a 50/50 raffle, the raffle winner was awarded a free conference registration as well. 

Eligibility

The scholarship will be awarded to an EMP with three years or less combined experience  in a full-time permanent job at a museum, zoo, botanical garden, or aquarium located in New York State that is designated as a non-profit institution. The awardee is only eligible to receive this scholarship once. The recipient will be required to sign a letter of agreement before receipt of the stipend.

The Emerging Museum Professional scholarship will include conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, up to $150 travel/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship

Robert K. Cassetti, Senior Director of Creative Strategy and Visitor Engagement, Corning Museum of Glass, completed service on the Board of Directors of the Museum Association of New York in April of 2018. To recognize his significant contribution to the advancement of New York’s museum field, MANY created this scholarship.

Eligibility

The Cassetti Scholarship will be awarded to a museum professional who has demonstrated creative leadership and has affected significant, positive change in the ways in which their museum engages with audiences. 

Those eligible for the Cassetti Annual Conference Scholarship must be employed full time in a museum in New York State. The awardee is only eligible to receive this  scholarship once. The recipient will be required to sign a letter of agreement before receipt of the stipend.

The Cassetti scholarship will include conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, two nights in the Hilton Albany up to $150 travel/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

Following the conference,  the Cassetti scholarship recipient will be required to submit a 500 to 1,000 word article for the MANY newsletter This Month in NYS Museums.


Nominations must include a completed Nomination Form submitted by an immediate supervisor and signed by the Executive Director or President of the Board of Trustees.

All nominations must be emailed to conference@nysmuseums.org by December 3, 2019.


The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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