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The Diversity Scholarship Program provides support for attendance to PastForward, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, being held in Washington D.C., November 7-10, 2023.

The Diversity Scholarship Program convenes established and emerging leaders in the historic preservation community and allied fields. To date, the program has provided over 2,500 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 2023 in Washington, D.C.. Scholars will also have the opportunity to participate in bi-monthly, virtual convenings which will be held through September 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.

The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008. One block from the Woodley Park/Zoo Metro Station.

CONFERENCE THEME: Preserving Place, Empowering Community The preservation movement and the PastForward conference are rooted in historic places. People save historic places to tell the full stories of their communities or the nation and to activate them in ways that benefit us all. While we each come from diverse backgrounds, use different strategies, and have various audiences, we share a common element—the power to enact positive change in our communities through preservation.

Please visit the conference webpage to learn more about the conference, opportunities to connect, and important news.

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