March 5, 1999

Emerging Preservation Leaders Scholarship Funds Available to Attend National Preservation Conference

Individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds may be eligible for scholarship assistance to attend the National Trust for Historic Preservation's upcoming 53rd National Preservation Conference. The primary objective of this scholarship program is to enable individuals reflecting the diverse nature of America, from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds, to attend the conference and bring with them their perspectives and experiences in preserving communities.

The theme of the conference, which will take place in Washington, D.C., October 19-24, 1999, is "Saving America's Treasures." Approximately 3,000 committed preservationists from around the country are expected to focus on successful strategies and models to preserve America's diverse historic places and revitalize communities. Participants will learn through plenary and educational sessions, field sessions, discussion groups and tours in our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. as well as surrounding areas.

Individuals interested in applying for financial assistance to help cover conference registration, travel, and accommodations should contact: Emerging Preservation Leaders Scholarship Program, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Southern Office, 456 King Street, Charleston, SC, 29403. Applications are also available through the National Trust Fax-on-Demand service (202) 588-6444. The deadline to apply is June 15, 1999.

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