SCFM Scholarships & Awards

SCFM Awards

Established in 1990, the South Carolina Federation of Museums Awards Program seeks to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements of museums, museum professionals, and supporters in South Carolina.

SCFM defines a museum according to the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS): “organized as a public or private nonprofit institution that exists on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes; and care for, and own or use tangible objects, whether animate or inanimate, and exhibit these objects on a regular basis through facilities which it owns or operates.”

Nominations are sought in four categories:

Award of Achievement

SCFM Professional Service Award

Certificate of Special Recognition

Jill Beute Koverman Award

Nomination Deadline: ALL award nominations should be submitted by Friday, July 1, 2022.

SCFM Annual Conference Scholarships

The South Carolina Federation of Museum offers scholarships to attend its annual conference. The conference presents opportunities for increased networking and professional development in South Carolina. Scholarship recipients receive a one-year membership in SCFM and a $250 stipend, in addition to a waiver of the full conference registration.