From Preservation Action:
Preservation Action Foundation is excited to announce its call for papers for the 2015 Advocacy Scholars Program. Are you or someone you know interested in historic preservation, planning, history, public policy, law, architecture or a related field and currently enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate program? If so, encourage them to apply to our Advocacy Scholars program, which offers a limited number of competitive scholarships to students interested in attending National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week (March 2-4, 2015) in Washington, D.C. The first year of the program was a huge success in training the next generation of preservation advocates and thanks to our many great sponsors, we are excited to announce the second year of the program. Attached is a copy of the flyer. Through the Advocacy Scholars Program, Preservation Action Foundation offers a limited number of stipends so that students can attend the National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week in Washington, DC. This year’s program will be held March 2-4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. In addition to the stipend, Advocacy Scholars receive complimentary registration to the conference and are our guests at special events including the Congressional Reception and luncheon.
To be considered, applicants submit:
1. A cover letter stating your interest, any previous legislative or advocacy experience and how participating in the program will contribute to your academic work and professional goals.
2. A 1,500 word essay on one of the following topics:
National Heritage Areas@30: In 2014 Congress considered multiple requests to designate new National Heritage Areas, even though the program faces continued financial and legislative challenges. Why is this large landscape program so compelling and what is its future? Give us your thoughts.
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 established policy to protect our nation’s cultural resources. Preservation Action was founded by advocates to make historic preservation policies a national legislative priority. How do people who value preservation continue to take a stand? How to engage the next generation of historic preservationists and advocates?
3. Proof of academic enrollment. Students should submit essays by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 31, 2014. This is a competitive juried process. Selected Advocacy Scholars will be notified no later than Monday, January 5, 2015. For more information, please see www.preservationaction.org/scholars-2015/ and the attached Call for Papers. Please feel free to share this opportunity.