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 for 2019 are now closed. Direct any questions to Andrew Shaffer.

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 for 2019 are now closed. Direct any questions to Andrew Shaffer.

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, click here. Applications for 2019 are now closed.