Diversity Scholarship Program
The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) supports and strengthens the work of community leaders by sharing with them a broad range of preservation tools and networks. Over 2,100 individuals from diverse social, economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds have participated in the program and have helped enrich the overall preservation movement by incorporating a wide range of perspectives in the National Preservation Conference’s programming and in the field. Diversity scholars receive financial assistance in the form of complimentary registration and lodging to attend the conference. Special programming is developed to further enhance the conference experience for the scholars, including a DSP orientation, an opening session, and a mentor program. Scholars also receive preservation news and training resources, firsthand, throughout the year. DSP engages participants in a lifelong relationship with the preservation movement.
APPLICATION >> Click here for the 2013 DSP application.
Questions? Please contact the Diversity Scholarship Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Profiles of Diversity Scholars
Jaime Geronimo Vela (DSP 2010) of the Lipan Apache Tribe is a Ph.D. Economic Development candidate at New Mexico State University. His research and career aspirations will focus on preserving Native American culture and its history. Learn more »
- Jonas Landes, 2009
- Theresa Pasqual, 2007
- Alison Rose Jefferson 2005 & 2006
- Bill Watanabe, 2004
- John Arroyo, 2000
CONNECTIONS: DSP E-News
Sign up today for the Diversity Scholars Connections monthly e-newsletter and receive the latest news and information about diversity issues and historic preservation activities.
- 2013 Diversity Scholarship Applications Now Available (April 2013)
- The Cultural Economy on Main Street (February 2013)
- Preservation Priorities 2013 (January 2013)
Stay in the Loop
Subscribe to the Diversity Scholars listserv to share information and discuss preservation issues with fellow scholarship recipients. All listserv subscribers must be a current scholar or alumnus of DSP (formerly known as the Cultural Diversity Program (CDP) and Emerging Preservation Leaders Scholarship Program (EPL). Subscribe now.
My Journey on the Promise Road
Gwen Trice (DSP ’09) founded the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in 2008 and serves as the executive director. She volunteers her time toward building connections in the community through lectures and presentations on oral heritage and historical structure preservation in her community’s rural landscape. She believes digital media plays a strong role in capturing and preserving this vital history.
Her documentary “My Journey on the Promise Road” pays tribute to the African-American men who worked in the logging community of Maxville, Oregon.