Student Scholarships Available for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions’ FORUM, Des Moines, IA, July 18-22, 2018

Student Scholarships Available for the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions’ FORUM
Des Moines, IA
18 July – 22 July 2018
Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) is pleased to offer scholarship support to qualified students of undergraduate and graduate-level preservation programs to attend and participate in FORUM 2018 in Des Moines, IA July 18-22, 2018.

FORUM is the only national conference focused around the needs and issues of preservation commissions and commission staff. The interactive conference blends traditional educational sessions, discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, providing participants with essential training and networking opportunities. FORUM is held every other year in interesting destination cities and brings local commission members from across the country together with representatives from local, state and national organizations, governments and federal agencies. It is supported by the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action and the National Park Service.

NAPC is committed to investing a portion of its resources to introduce students of preservation programs to NAPC through financial support and attendance at its programs and events.

To learn more about FORUM 2018, please visit our website at

NAPC’s scholarships provide:

Registration to Forum
Reimbursement for qualified travel and lodging expenses (up to $400)
Individual Membership for one year to the NAPC ($20 for students) which includes:
The Alliance Review, our quarterly journal filled with timely articles on best practices and informative case studies in preservation
Access to NAPC-L, our organization’s member listserv
Access to a resource library of technical information related to historic preservation commissions
A voice for preservation in Washington, DC with our national partners: National Park Service (NPS), National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), Preservation Action (PA), the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (ACHP), and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO)

Recipients will be asked to volunteer a minimum of four (4) hours at the conference. NAPC, with its all- volunteer Board of Directors finds that volunteering with the organization provides a unique and valuable opportunity to engage with membership and to learn more about NAPC. Volunteer activities may include assisting registration, acting as a liaison or facilitating tours.

To qualify for consideration of a NAPC scholarship award, please submit your application by February 23, 2018.

Details for applying follow. All applications are to be sent electronically to Patricia Blick, NAPC Board Chair Elect, at

Application to include:
Cover letter stating your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address, academic institution, area of study, degree and date of graduation
Statement describing your interest in FORUM 2018 and what you hope to gain from the experience (Statement limited to one page)
Indicate if you have you attended FORUM previously
Estimate of your expenses to attend FORUM and your anticipated financial contribution if any
Proof of current student status: signed and dated letter from your program or academic institution’s registrar certifying your student status
Two academic and /or professional references

Please submit your completed application in PDF format as an email attachment.     Subject line to read: [YOUR NAME] FORUM 2018 Scholarship Application.

Applications to be sent electronically to Patricia Blick, NAPC Board Chair Elect, at

NAPC will acknowledge electronically receipt of your transmission. Should you have questions, please contact Patricia Blick at or at 501-371-0075 Ext. 4.