Diversity Scholarship Program

Diversity Scholarship Program

Celebrating 30 years in 2022, the Diversity Scholarship Program has provided over 2,500 scholarships to conference participants from historically underrepresented groups in the preservation movement and its allied fields including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. DSP participants receive financial assistance in the form of complimentary registration and lodging at PastForward.


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Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Diversity Scholarship Program

The Diversity Scholarship Program convenes established and emerging leaders in the historic preservation community at the annual PastForward conference, hosted each year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Celebrating 30 years in 2022, the program has provided over 2,500 scholarships to conference participants from historically underrepresented groups in the preservation movement and its allied fields including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. Those who identify with one or more of these underrepresented groups are eligible for the scholarship. Preservation volunteers, students, and professionals in preservation and allied fields are encouraged to apply by the September 2nd deadline.

Scholars receive complimentary registration for PastForward Online 2022. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the program, the National Trust is also offering opportunities to participate in bi-monthly convenings which will be held through September 2023. These convenings will provide practical guidance to maximize opportunities with the National Trust and facilitate important networking opportunities with outstanding national leaders from a variety of professions within the wide-ranging movement.

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