MAA Professional Development Scholarships provides financial assistance to Association members for attendance at an MAA-sponsored workshop or conference. Scholarships will typically include the registration fee and a stipend to offset the cost of travel, hotel, or other expenses related to attendance at the event. All awards are made through a competitive process, and are based on both financial need and value to the applicants and their institutions. Volunteers and individuals from small museums are encouraged to apply. Scholarships totaling at least $2,000 are offered each year.