The Foundation for Appraisal Education was formed to advance the education, capabilities and skills of personal property appraisers through scholarships. By attending classes through ISA, AAA, ASA, Winterthur or The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, etc. and attending the FAE annual seminar, recipients gain access to presentations by leading experts in their fields benefiting from a diverse network of industry participants.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants for educational development and skill advancement accomplished by attending courses, classes, workshops and conferences (ISA,ASA, or AAA annual conferences are excluded) related to personal property appraising. FAE supports recent graduates, entry level up to seasoned appraisers-anyone seeking excellence and advancement within the appraisal profession by becoming better educated and qualified appraisers. Scholarships monies are raised by FAE through yearly fund-raising with the goal of ever increasing the amount of funds available.
The Foundation for Appraisal Education honors Wendell Garrett (1929-2012) who provided significant contributions to the education of appraisers at the Winterthur Museum. Wendell was a member of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture Class of 1957. He was also the editor of The Magazine Antiques, a senior VP at Sotheby’s, and one of the original Antiques Roadshow appraisers. His historical perspective of all things antique was world renown.
The following Wendell Garrett scholarships are available (2016-2019) to graduate students and professionals with less than five year’s experience in the field, without a requirement for association with the appraisal field and may be found on Winterthur’s site.
Winterthur Institute- $1,000 per year.
Furniture Conferences & Study Symposiums- $500 per year. Yearly alternating Conference and Study Symposium held in spring of each year.
Ceramics Conferences & Study Symposiums- $500 per year. Yearly alternating Conference and Study Symposium held in spring of each
Decorative Arts Trust Scholarships
The Decorative Arts Trust, a non-profit organization in Media, PA (www.decorativeartstrust.org) is offering a $500 Scholarship to the 2019 FAE Seminar.
The Decorative Arts Trust mission is to promote and foster the appreciation and study of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on providing opportunities for young professionals and graduate students.
In line with their mission, they are offering this scholarship specifically for those appraisers who have five years or less experience as a professional appraiser.