Scholarship Information

Historic Naval Ships Association has secured funding for a select number of scholarships to help cover the cost of conference registration. Through the generosity of past conference organizers, attendees, and partner organizations, scholarships up to $500 may be awarded to provide reimbursements for travel expenses. 


Anyone affiliated with a museum, library, historical society, or related study program (e.g. Museum Studies, Public History, Library and Information Studies, Historic Preservation) is eligible for a HNSA Scholarship. This includes full-time or part-time employees, board members, students, interns, and volunteers. Past conference attendees are encouraged to apply, but winners will not be eligible for the scholarship in future years. Preference will be given to first time attendees, sole attendees from an organization, and applicants that identify as belonging to a group historically underserved by the field. Scholarships are open to U.S. Residents and Residents of countries that do not require a sponsored visa to visit the U.S.


By sending in a completed application, applicants are indicating that they will be able to attend the conference if awarded a scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship and turn it down or do not attend the conference, you may not be eligible for a scholarship in the future. Scholarship recipients are asked to assist the conference staff during the conference; information on specific expectations will be communicated after the selection process is complete. 

Applications Accepted Starting JULY 1, 2024 for our September 2024 meeting in San Diego.

Submit the following to [email protected] with the subject line “Scholarship Application”. The package should include:

  1. A completed application, filled out online HERE or by downloading and filling out and submitting the form by email. Link to PDF. Link to DOCX.;
  2. A brief letter of recommendation from a supervisor/advisor; and
  3. A current resume.
All submissions must be received by August 1, 2024. The HNSA Scholarship Committee will determine the winners of the scholarships and notify them by email by August 15, 2024. Successful applicants or their organizations must pay for the trip and HNSA will reimburse them once receipts have been submitted.