Students at Preservation Field School

Scholarships Available for Preservation Training

Students at Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School

Gina Drew (not pictured) attended the Pacific Northwest
Preservation Field School in September 2013
thanks to the Heritage Scholarship. (photo by Gina Drew)

Dale Mammen from Eastern Oregon attended the League of Historic American Theatres Conference to learn about how to preserve the history Liberty Theatre in La Grande. Kimberly Fitzgerald from the Willamette Valley attended the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Forum to gain insights for working with her local landmarks commission. Gina Drew from Portland attended the Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School to receive hands-on historic preservation training for her work on the Heritage Barn Taskforce.

How did they afford to go? They all received a 2013 Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship!

The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides funding to non-professionals and professionals alike working to preserve Oregon’s heritage through historic preservation, local government activities, museums, and other preservation-related activities. By providing the scholarship, those who are already giving their time and skills to support Oregon’s heritage can take advantage of professional training opportunities to further their good work.

If you would like to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the next year, apply for an Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship today. The scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States between now and June 30, 2014. Eligible expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

Scholarships are offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who can demonstrate how further training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community.

Scholarships are offered twice per year and are selected on a competitive basis. The next deadline to apply is December 2, 2013.

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