Student scholarships are made possible by generous funding from Liz’s Antique Hardware.

Student scholarships are only available to members of the California Preservation Foundation. If you are not yet a member, use the button above to sign up for a free student membership, then return here to complete the application.

Student Support

The California Preservation Foundation provides multiple kinds of support for students interested in pursuing a career in historic preservation. Use the tabs below to learn more about scholarship opportunities. Student scholarships are only available to members of the California Preservation Foundation. If you are not yet a member, click here to sign up for a free student membership then return to this page to complete the application.

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Student Membership

Students enrolled in college, university, trade schools, or full-time professional training programs are eligible to receive a free membership to the California Preservation Foundation. This membership provides all the same benefits as our standard membership, including event discounts, regular updates from CPF, and invitations to exclusive members-only events throughout the state. To sign up, or learn about additional membership options, click here.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Free membership requires proof of student status, including but not limited to: a valid student ID, an unofficial transcript, or a valid school affiliated email address. Membership may be terminated if proof is not received within 30 days after initial sign up.

This free membership is renewable twice, for a total of up to three years. To continue receiving the benefits of CPF membership, or explore additional membership options, you can join as a paid member at any time by visiting californiapreservation.org/join.

Student Scholarships

For the second year, the California Preservation Foundation is excited to offer a student scholarship, with generous support from Liz’s Antique Hardware.

Winners will receive a scholarship of between $1,000 to $2,500 (dependent on funding and the number of winners selected), and the opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor. This scholarship is open to any student studying or living in California, Oregon, or Washington who is either currently or will be enrolled in the fall of 2019 in one of the following types of educational programs:

  • Trade school
  • College or university (in 3rd year or greater)
  • Graduate school
  • Professional training program

Students in trade schools and job training programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications close Friday, April 5th. Direct any questions to Andrew Shaffer.

Student Scholarship Application

Basic Information

If you are not yet a CPF member or are unsure of your username, visit californiapreservation.org/join to sign up for a free student membership or recover your login credentials, then return here to complete the application.
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal

Educational Information

List here the name of your trade school, college, university, or other training program.
Please indicate above what program of study you are pursuing (i.e. what degree or certification you are working towards).
Please provide a link to your school's webpage. If possible, provide a link directly to the department or program in which you are currently enrolled or will be enrolled by the fall.
Either here on in an attachment (see below) explain your intended career path, how it relates to historic preservation, and how this scholarship can help you achieve your goals. Your answer should not exceed 1,000 words, and concise answers are appreciated. If you would prefer to upload your response instead, you may use the box below and enter "see attachment" in the box above.
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB
If you would prefer to upload a file with your response to the previous question, you may do so here.
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB
Please upload an unofficial transcript, copy of your current student ID, or a letter from your student adviser or program coordinator demonstrating your status as a student in good standing. If these are unavailable, please upload a document with contact information (i.e. name, phone number, email, and title) of someone at your school who can be reached to verify your status, or email this information to ashaffer@californiapreservation.org.

Scholarship Presentation

The winner of this scholarship may be invited to attend a luncheon at the California Preservation Conference in Palm Springs on May 10, 2019, where the scholarship will be formally presented. Your answer to this question will have no influence on your application and is for internal use only.

For the second year, the California Preservation Foundation is excited to offer a diversity scholarship, with generous support from Liz’s Antique Hardware. This scholarship is aimed at providing funds to students that come from underrepresented groups in the field of historic preservation and cultural heritage.

Winners will receive a scholarship of between $1,000 to $2,500 (dependent on funding and the number of winners selected), and the opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor. This scholarship is open to any student studying or living in California, Oregon, or Washington who is either currently or will be enrolled in the fall of 2019 in one of the following types of educational programs:

  • Trade school
  • College or university (in 3rd year or greater)
  • Graduate school
  • Professional training program

Applications close Friday, April 5th. Direct any questions to Andrew Shaffer.

Diversity Scholarship Application

Basic Information

If you are not yet a CPF member or are unsure of your username, visit californiapreservation.org/join to sign up for a free student membership or recover your login credentials, then return here to complete the application.
Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal

Educational Information

List here the name of your trade school, college, university, or other training program.
Please indicate above what program of study you are pursuing (i.e. what degree or certification you are working towards).
Please provide a link to your school's webpage. If possible, provide a link directly to the department or program in which you are currently enrolled or will be enrolled by the fall.
Either here on in an attachment (see below) explain your intended career path, how it relates to historic preservation, and how this scholarship can help you achieve your goals. Your answer should not exceed 1,000 words, and concise answers are appreciated. If you would prefer to upload your response instead, you may use the box below and enter "see attachment" in the box above.
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB
If you would prefer to upload a file with your response to the previous question, you may do so here.
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB
Please upload an unofficial transcript, copy of your current student ID, or a letter from your student adviser or program coordinator demonstrating your status as a student in good standing. If these are unavailable, please upload a document with contact information (i.e. name, phone number, email, and title) of someone at your school who can be reached to verify your status, or email this information to ashaffer@californiapreservation.org.

Demographic Information

Please select all that apply

Scholarship Presentation

The winner of this scholarship may be invited to attend a luncheon at the California Preservation Conference in Palm Springs on May 10, 2019, where the scholarship will be formally presented. Your answer to this question will have no influence on your application and is for internal use only.

 

Every year the California Preservation Conference includes a session that allows students to present their original research and network with others in their profession. More information about the conference is available here. Scholarship recipients will receive:

  • Complementary registration to the full 2019 CPF conference and a one-year membership to CPF, courtesy of the California Preservation Foundation.
  • A $400 travel grant, to be used for Room & Board or other travel expenses to the Annual Conference, thanks to the generous support of Liz’s Antique Hardware and an anonymous donor.
  • The opportunity to be matched up with a mentor in the preservation field, who is selected from a pool of interested mentors within our professional member database, committees, or Board of Directors.

To learn more and apply to the competition, click here. Applications close Monday, February 18, 2019.