South Carolina Federation of Museums
Christopher T. Loeblein Annual Scholarship

The South Carolina Federation of Museums offers scholarships to attend its annual conference. The conference presents opportunities for increased networking and professional development in South Carolina.


One-time scholarships are available to senior-level undergraduates and graduate students preparing for careers in museums. New and seasoned museum professionals are also encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given (but is not limited) to those attending the conference for the first time, or representatives from the museum's technical and support fields.

Scholarship winners receive a one-year membership in SCFM and a $250 stipend, in addition to a waiver of the full conference registration. Recipients will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony and/or Business Meeting held during the conference.


Scholarship applications must include the following materials:

  • A cover letter that details the applicant's career or institutional goals and describes how conference attendance will help the applicant or the applicant's museum achieve those goals;
  • Applicant's resume and contact information; and
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Applicants may submit their application materials electronically or via mail to:

Joy E. Raintree
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
181 Redcliffe Road
Beech Island, SC  29842
A three-member scholarship committee will review all applications.


We will accept applications beginning November 1st.  The deadline to submit an application is January 10th, 2014.  Applicants will be notified by January 24th, 2014.

About Christopher T. Loeblein

The SCFM scholarship program is named for Christopher T. Loeblein, Curator of History for the Charleston Museum from 1977 to his passing in 2001. These awards honor Mr. Loeblein's support of the development of emerging museum professionals, his service to SCFM, and his enduring spirit of collegiality and friendship.

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