Through this fund, graduate students in a field related to American decorative arts are able to attend Trust symposiums throughout the country. The Fund supports two scholarships for each symposium.
Named in memory of Dewey Lee Curtis, a decorative arts historian and founding father of the Trust, scholarships cover the full cost of registration for the symposium, lodging, and a modest travel stipend.
The deadline for applications is five weeks prior to the beginning of the Symposium.
The Trust provides continuing study scholarships to each of the following programs to support a person actively working in the field of American decorative arts: the Attingham Summer School, the Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program Historic New England’s Program in New England Studies (PINES), the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute, and the Winterthur Museum’s Winterthur Institute. These scholarships are awarded through the respective host organizations. Interested parties should contact these museums directly for additional information about the programs and scholarship opportunities.