We hope that anyone who is offered a place on an Attingham course will be able to attend. Scholarships to help meet the fees of our courses are available to candidates who are employed in the heritage sector or who are conducting post-doctoral research into historic houses or collections.

'I am deeply appreciative of the scholarship I received. Without this assistance I would not have been able to attend. Beyond what I learned about each of these houses, the connections I was able to make will be important throughout my career.'


Associate Curator, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

'It was a privilege to be part of such a fascinating course offering valuable insights into the world of libraries. My sincerest thanks to all those that made this possible through their donations to the Attingham Scholarship Fund.'


Senior Collections and House Manager, Lanhydrock House, Cornwall, National Trust

'I was privileged to receive a scholarship and support from my employer. The experience was enhanced by being in the company of like-minded peers from a variety of backgrounds, specialities, cultures and institutions'


Curator, Histórical New Zealand Art, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

 Thanks to the generous assistance of private individuals, alumni and charitable foundations, regular scholarships are available for the Summer School, Royal Collection Studies and, to a lesser extent, the Study Programme. However, all applicants who are unable to meet the fees are encouraged to approach their institutions for full or partial financial assistance before applying for the course.

‘We are delighted that our annual scholarship is able to make such a difference – Attingham courses help people’s careers, and the heritage sector benefits too’.


Anonymous trust

'In supporting a museum curator I felt that I was having direct impact. The knowledge gained and contacts made would benefit his work, while his being part of the program brought added insights for his fellow participants and raised global awareness of the strengths of his home collection.'

Private donor, USA

As an educational charity, we rely heavily on the generosity of our donors. This support is enormously important to Attingham and to the scholars attending our courses. Scholarships  provide opportunities for enriching careers and establishing lifelong professional contacts. If you would like to hear more about our work and how you might support candidates working in the heritage sector, please get in touch.

Any candidate wishing to apply for a scholarship must complete the scholarship application at the bottom of the relevant application form. Applicants will need to disclose their current salary.

Candidates awarded a scholarship either wholly from The Attingham Trust, or financial support in combination with their institution or a separate funding body, are required to make a personal contribution of £200.

Applicants from the USA seeking scholarship support should apply directly to the American Friends of Attingham using their specific scholarship form, available online at:

Applicants from Australia seeking scholarship support should refer to:

Applicants from New Zealand may qualify for the Clark Foundation Scholarship, and Dutch and Surinamese applicants may qualify for scholarships offered by the Hendrik Muller Fonds However, all such applications should be sent to The AttinghamTrust.

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