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Scholarships to Attend MPMA'S Conference

MPMA's 2018 Conference will be held in Billings, MT, September 11-15, 2018

Submission period for 2017 ended on June 9, 2017.  Check back with us next spring to submit for the 2018 scholarship period.


Just ask Patti at

MPMA Scholarship Chair Patti Wood Finkle, Director of Museums, Tate Geological Museum, Werner Wildlife Museum, Casper College, Casper, WY (MPMA Scholarship Recipient 2008)

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Why apply for a scholarship?

MPMA’s Scholarship Program has a strong mentoring component and is designed to create lifelong friendships.

"I know those last few months of grad school, I was petrified at getting a job. Mostly because I really didn't know anyone, but attending MPMA led me to meet some great people, and it even landed me my first job here in Deadwood."  Casey Segar, MPMA Scholarship Recipient, Class of 2014, Registrar, Deadwood History-Days of '76 Museum

L to R: Patti Finkle, Scholarship Chair (Scholarship, Class of 2008); Casey Segar (Scholarship, Class of 2014); Lisa Berg, Mentor Chair

There are three categories of Conference scholarships:

* Emerging Professional
* Mid-career Professional
* Student

These scholarships are available: 

MPMA's General Scholarships
MPMA's Tribal Scholarships
RC-MPMA Terry Dowd LCC Scholarship
RC-MPMA ANR Transport Scholarship
CWAM Scholarships (Colorado and Wyoming)
ASDM Scholarships (South Dakota)  

Other Scholarships:                                    

Check with your state to see if there is an agency that provides funding for professional training.

The Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those studying and/or working in MPMA's 10-state region so that they may attend MPMA's annual conference.   

We thank our Scholarship Partners: CWAM, ASDM, RC-MPMA, Volver Trust.

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