Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 Diversity Conference Scholarships Available

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now accepting applications for Diversity Scholars to attend the National Preservation Conference. The program provides financial assistance to community leaders from diverse social, economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, June 1, 2011. For program and application information, please go or contact

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. 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.

Questions? Please contact the Diversity Scholarship Program at