Diversity Scholarship Program

The Diversity Scholarship Program 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, and for PastForward Online, the conference's online virtual symposium, April 3-4, 2024.

To date, the program has provided over 2,800 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.

Have questions? Contact us at conference@savingplaces.org.

PastForward Online, April 3-4

Scholars receive complimentary registration for PastForward Online 2024. Scholars will also have the opportunity to participate in bi-monthly, virtual convenings which will be held through December 2024. These convenings 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.

Applications for PastForward Online are due February 23, 2024.

PastForward 2024, October 28-30

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. Scholars will also have the opportunity to participate in bi-monthly, virtual convenings which will be held through September 2025. These convenings 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.

Applications for PastForward 2024 are due May, 31, 2024.

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