WMA Awards & Scholarships Opportunities

With the continued impact of the global pandemic and the spread of COVID-19, WMA is postponing the 2021 Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for Pasadena, California, and we are actively planning a return to Pasadena in a future year.

Therefore, we are not accepting scholarship applications this year.

For now, please to focus on yourself, your museum, and your community.


Wanda Chin Scholarship

This scholarship helps fund participation and travel to the Annual Meeting by professionals who might otherwise not be able to attend.

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Impact Award

The new WMA Impact Award celebrates a mid-career museum professional who’s leadership has had a positive effect on their museum, the surrounding community, or the museum field.

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Leadership Award

The Leadership Award celebrates outstanding achievement in the museum field by a professional whose career has had a sustained, considerable, and lasting impact on museum practices.

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Charles Redd Exhibition Award

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence honors excellence for an exhibition that furthers the study and understanding of the American West.

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