Diversity Scholarship Program
The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) supports and strengthens the work of diverse grassroots leaders by sharing with them a broad range of preservation tools and networks. DSP provides financial assistance to individuals from diverse social, economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to attend the National Preservation Conference. Scholarship recipients and alumni also receive preservation news and training resources, firsthand, throughout the year.
DSP has welcomed over 1,100 participants to the program and has helped enrich the overall Conference experience by incorporating diverse perspectives in the Conference’s programming and providing opportunities for conference attendees to learn from these dynamic community leaders.
The National Trust seeks culturally diverse applicants whose attendance at the Conference will benefit their communities and whose commitment to historic preservation will be reinforced by their participation. Recipients will have an opportunity to express their perspectives during the Conference and to take advantage of National Trust programs after the Conference.
The Diversity Scholarship Program is partially supported through a cooperative agreement between the U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Views and conclusions in this material are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government.Northwest Regional Scholarships Available!
Northwest Regional Scholarships Available!
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation invites residents of Washington State and students at Washington universities to apply for scholarships that cover conference registration fees and provide a small travel stipend. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until August 8. You are encouraged to submit your application early for consideration. Applications will be reviewed and awarded in the order in which they are received.
Download the Washington State Scholarship Application.
Electronic submission is preferred. Please e-mail the form to Anne Holland. Please put your first and last name in the subject line followed by “Scholarship Application.”
Scholarship winners should plan to attend the Northwest Regional Scholarship Orientation, the Opening Plenary session and reception on Wednesday, October 31; general educational sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday November 1-3; and one (1) field session (included as part of the scholarship). We encourage you to attend the Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards program on Friday, November 2 and the closing luncheon featuring Knute Berger on Saturday, November 3.
Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed up to $200 for travel expenses upon submission of receipts and the completion of a follow-up survey.
Questions? Contact Anne Holland at 206-624-9449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about scholarships available for residents and students in Oregon, please contact the Historic Preservation League of Oregon. Applications will be accepted between June 18th and July 15th; recipients will be contacted by phone on July 27th.
The deadline for applications was June 21. Thank you to all who submitted. For more information contact Preservation Idaho.