Friday, October 18, 2013
Ethel Montgomery Scholarship Fund for Alaska Natives Pursuing Museum Studies
The Friends of the Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museum in conjunction with the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, has announced the availability of the Ethel Montgomery Scholarship. Applicants for the $2,000 scholarship must be enrolled in an Alaskan federally-recognized tribe and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in museum studies.
The Ethel Montgomery Scholarship Fund was established in the 1990s to assist university-level Alaska Native students majoring in museum studies. Ethel Montgomery was one of the first docents at the Alaska State Museum. She was adopted into the Kaagwaantann Wolf Clan and became a very active member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood. One of her dreams was to help young Alaska Natives become curators and directors of museums that celebrate their cultures. The combination of her love for museums and for Native cultures contributed to the establishment of this scholarship.
Posted by SHI Archivist