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Pomeroy Foundation Funds 10 Scholarships for Museum Professionals to Attend the Museum Association of New York Annual Conference

Scholarship Applications Due Friday, Dec. 2

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is sponsoring ten (10) scholarships for museum professionals to attend the 2023 annual conference “Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement” in Syracuse, from Saturday, April 15 to Tuesday, April 18.

Scholarships will be awarded to museum professionals working in history-related museums in NYS that have an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less and who have not attended a MANY annual conference in the past.

“MANY’s conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and engage with talented museum professionals from across the Empire State,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “We are pleased to offer these scholarships to help enhance access to the annual gathering as well as to grow professional development opportunities within the field.”

Each scholarship includes conference registration, one workshop or special event registration, two nights at the Hotel Syracuse, up to $400 transportation/parking reimbursement, and complimentary individual MANY membership for one year.

“We are so pleased to make MANY’s annual conference more accessible to New York’s museum professionals,” said MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger. “We are incredibly thankful to William G. Pomeroy Foundation for their generous commitment to the museum field.”

Those eligible for a conference scholarship must be employed full-time at a NYS museum. Following the conference, scholarship recipients will be required to submit a 500 to 1,000 word summary of their conference experience, which may be included in MANY’s “This Month in NYS Museums” e-newsletter.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 via MANY’s website:

In addition to funding from the Pomeroy Foundation, there are several other scholarships available for the MANY 2023 conference. Visit the MANY website for more information or email with questions about the scholarship applications.


About the Museum Association of New York
The Museum Association of New York is the only statewide museum service organization with more than 700 member museums, historical societies, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums. MANY helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities. Visit and follow MANY on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn @nysmuseums.

About the Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and working to improve the probability of finding appropriate donor matches or other life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients. Established by Trustee Bill Pomeroy in 2005 to bring together his two greatest passions, the Pomeroy Foundation is a private, philanthropic organization located in Syracuse, N.Y. As the nation’s leading funder of historic roadside markers, the Pomeroy Foundation has awarded more than 2,000 grants for markers and bronze plaques in 46 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Pomeroy Foundation, visit

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