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Information about Diversity Scholarships to the 2024 National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference and the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund


The Diversity Scholarship Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides support for attendance to PastForward, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28-30, 2024.


The program provides scholarships to conference participants from historically underrepresented groups including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, and people with accessibility needs. Those who identify with one or more of these underrepresented groups are eligible for the scholarship. Passionate volunteers, students, and professionals are all encouraged to apply.


Scholars receive complimentary registration (valued at $800) and a travel stipend (determined on case-by-case basis based on scholar’s location) to attend PastForward 2024 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Applications are open until May 31, 2024.


The conference will address three challenges:

  • Creating Climate Resilience Through Historic Preservation

  • Ensuring a Representative Preservation Movement

  • Encouraging Historic Preservation-Based Community Development. 




You can read about the National Trust for Historic Preservation African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund here and to sign the pledge to add your voice in support of protecting and restoring places where significant Black history happened click here.



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