The Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity is named in honor of Douglas Evelyn, AASLH president from 1992-1994, and recognizes Evelyn’s strong support of AASLH’s professional development mission. A primary objective of the Douglas Evelyn Scholarship is to increase culturally diverse participation at the AASLH Annual Meeting and in all of the association’s programs. The scholarship includes annual meeting registration fee, a one-year individual membership in AASLH, and $700 toward travel and hotel expenses.
Alyssa Jones, a 2018 Evelyn scholarship winner, wrote:
All of the sessions that I attended made me think and introduced me to new systems and ideas. I didn’t just love attending sessions; I also enjoyed exploring Kansas City and meeting new people. Thank you to everyone who spoke to this emerging museum professional!
Cristen Piatnochka, a 2015 winner, had this to say about her experiences in Louisville:
From beginning to end I was captivated by the conversations sparked by the panel sessions. The passion and commitment to the study and appreciation of history filled the air. To be surrounded by people who seek to advance the field was wonderful. Everyone was so willing to share ideas and offer suggestions, which made for fantastic discussions and meaningful conversations.
George Neptune came to the 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Paul as a scholarship winner and wrote:
There is only one way to describe my experience at this year’s annual meeting; the sum of its parts was far greater than I ever could have expected. Not only was I surrounded by people who, like me, have a passion for history and education, but the workshops and sessions I attended left me inspired and exhilarated.
Applications for 2019 are due online June 14.