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Scholarships

Three scholarships are offered annually to students officially enrolled in the University of Alabama Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies Program.

  • The Craig T. Sheldon and Elisabeth S. Sheldon Endowed Museum Studies Scholarship
  • The Camilla Canty Endowed Museum Studies Scholarship
  • The John S. Steiner Endowed Museum Studies Scholarship

The next application deadline is January 31, 2024. Students need only complete one application for all of these scholarships. Priority of consideration will be given to well-rounded applicants, as evidenced by academic and extracurricular achievements. The three students selected will have $1,200 applied to their student accounts in the spring of 2024.

2022 Recipients

Irene Sanchez Gonzalez, a Ph.D student in Biology and Museum Studies
Irene Sanchez Gonzalez, a Ph.D student in Biology and Museum Studies

Irene Sanchez Gonzalez

In 2022, The University of Alabama Museums awarded two annual scholarships: The Craig T. Sheldon and Elisabeth S. Sheldon Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Museum Studies and the Camilla Canty Endowed Scholarship. Students must be officially enrolled in The University of Alabama Graduate Museum Studies Program (intended for graduate students who are either majoring in a traditional museum content discipline) to be eligible for these awards. Priority of consideration are given to well-rounded applicants, as evidenced by academic and extracurricular achievements. Up to $1,200 will be awarded to each recipient.

Lilly Honea

Lilly Honea, an M.A. student in Anthropology and Museum Studies
Lilly Honea, an M.A. student in Anthropology and Museum Studies

UA Museums would like to recognize and congratulate Lilly Honea, an M.A. student in Anthropology and Museum Studies, as the recipient of the Camilla Canty Endowed Scholarship and Irene Sanchez Gonzalez, a Ph.D student in Biology and Museum Studies, as the recipient of the Craig T. Sheldon and Elisabeth S. Sheldon Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Museum Studies.

This funding will provide Lilly with the resources to complete innovative and collaborative research projects that benefit the Tribal Nations of Alabama and the Southeastern United States and allow Irene to pursue a unique and unprecedented opportunity to study phenotypic plasticity in freshwater mussel morphology.

These awards have helped our museum studies students greatly and we are grateful for the generosity of Drs. Craig and Elisabeth Sheldon and Ms. Camilla Canty for making graduate scholarships possible.