Garfield Farm Museum announces scholarship

By on January 24, 2011

CAMPTON HILLS—Garfield Farm Museum announced its annual $2,000 scholarship for graduate studies in museum administration, which now includes historic archaeology. Applications must be made by Monday, Jan. 31.

The Garfield Farm Museum Historic Administration Scholarship Fund has been established within the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. This annual scholarship is focused on students at the masters level or higher, pursuing degrees in historic administration, archaeology, public history, museum administration or related fields of study who preferably have demonstrated a strong commitment to the preservation of historic sites through their studies, work experience, volunteer or other community activities.

Ron Yenerich, a friend and donor to Garfield Farm Museum, is underwriting the scholarship.

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley (formerly known as the Aurora Foundation) handles all the administration of the scholarship funds and applications. Potential applicants from the southern half of Kane County and Kendall County enrolled at an accredited college or university are encouraged to inquire of the Community Foundation by calling (630) 896-7800 or visiting CommunityFoundationFRV.org. Outstanding candidates that live in close proximity to the valley in Will, DuPage or northern Kane County, will also be given due consideration.

The successful candidate will also be given special consideration if she or he later applies for the Garfield Farm Museum’s Graduate Student Internship Program.

For information call (630) 584-8485 or e-mail info@garfieldfarm.org.