Diversity in Action logoWe've announced the 2015 Diversity in Action Scholarship recipients. Learn more about the scholarships below.

Diversity in Action InterActivity 2015 Scholarships

In our 10th anniversary year, ACM will provide scholarships to museum professionals and students who self-identify with one or more minority groups. The scholarship provides individuals complimentary registration to InterActivity 2015: Bringing the World to Children and Families, May 13–15, in Indianapolis, IN and tickets to two evening events. Travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the selected recipient.

Professional Scholarship: Provides leadership development and peer-networking opportunities by attending InterActivity 2015. Awardees will be asked to submit a session proposal for InterActivity 2016 and share their InterActivity 2015 experience with the children's museum field.

An individual may apply for a professional scholarship if he or she meets the following criteria:

  • Self-identifies with one or more minority groups (some examples are: racial/ethnic minority, person with a disability, or LGBT);
  • Is an ACM member or works for an ACM member institution;
  • Has not attended InterActivity within the past two years (2013 or 2014);
  • Is working to increase diversity in the museum field, in their community, and/or in their institution;
  • Demonstrates a desire to enhance his/her career in the children’s museum or larger museum field;
  • Has been employed at her/his present institution full-time for at least one year prior to date of application submission.

Student Scholarship: Provides an opportunity to gain greater professional understanding of the children’s museum field and enhance one’s professional network by attending InterActivity 2015. Scholars will be given a complimentary, one year student membership to ACM and will be asked to share their InterActivity 2015 experience with the children's museum field.

An individual may apply for a student scholarship if he or she meets the following criteria:

  • Self-identifies with one or more minority groups (some examples are: racial/ethnic minority, person with a disability, or LGBT);
  • Attending an accredited graduate program, or graduated from an accredited program within the past two years;
  • Demonstrates an interest in working in the children’s museum or larger museum field;
  • Has not attended InterActivity within the past two years (2013 or 2014);
  • ACM membership is NOT required.

Please note: applicants who are not awarded a scholarship and wish to attend InterActivity 2015 will be able to register at the Early Bird rate.

Application: There is no limit to the number of applications that a single museum may submit, however only one individual will be awarded from a single institution.

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