Wanda Chin Scholarship

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2018 Wanda Chin Scholarship Recipients

Wanda Chin Professional Development Program

Since 1997, the Wanda Chin Professional Development Program helps to make attendance at the Western Museums Association’s Annual Meeting financially accessible to individuals who might otherwise not be able to attend. Funded through annual auctions and donations, the Program supports travel and registration costs for WMA members who meet the below qualifications. The Scholarship program is a vital component of the WMA mission.

 

Donate to the Wanda Chin Scholarship Fund

Providing scholarships is a vital component of the WMA’s mission—and we need your help! Donate to the Wanda Chin Scholarship Fund today by clicking here, choose the amount you wish to donate, and specify that your donation is for the 'Wanda Chin Scholarship' in the comments section.

Another way to support our scholarship program is by bidding on items in Annual Meeting's silent and live auction. Proceeds from the Silent and Live Auctions will directly fund the Wanda Chin Scholarship program, which helps to subsidize participation in the Annual Meeting for professionals who might otherwise not be able to attend.

 

Wanda Chin Scholarship

The Wanda Chin Professional Development Scholarship helps to fund travel and registration for Western Museums Association (WMA) members who meet the following qualifications:

  1. Student (Must be a current WMA Member and enrolled in a degree granting program)
  2. Emerging Professional (Must be a current WMA Member and have been in the museum field for 1-10 years)
  3. Mid-career professional (Must be a current WMA Member and have been in the museum field for 10-20 years)

Download Application Form

We encourage applications from members of diverse communities, and subscribe to EEO/Affirmative Action principles. This is a competitive process, and awards are based primarily on financial need. Scholarship awards are generally partial amounts requested in order to assist as many qualified applicants as possible; it is expected that the recipient or their institution will share some cost.

The deadlne for applications is May 31, 2020.
Please check back next Spring for more details about WMA's 2020 Annual Meeting.

 

See What Previous Wanda Chin Scholarship Recipients are Saying...
 

"I am truly grateful for the chance I had to attend WMA this year, not just for what I take away, but for what I bring home. The connections made, the sessions attended, and the ideas we shared all become pieces of a larger circuit when we go our separate ways, spread out each to our own communities, and use the influence we’ve had on each other to inspire."

- Danielle Robbins
Education and Public Programs Coordinator at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum
Kelso, Washington
 

"I am honored to have received the Wanda Chin Professional Development Scholarship, which made it possible for me to attend the 2018 WMA Annual Meeting. I was truly inspired, and my enthusiasm was refueled. I am still watching and learning, which will never end, but I now have a better understanding of what it will take to truly engage my community."

Christy Ham
Membership & Visitor Experience Supervisor at the Whatcom Museum
Bellingham, Washington
 

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