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WCAPT Student Scholarship Fund


The WCAPT Student Scholarship Fund provides financial support to current students or recent graduates in historic preservation or related fields in architecture, engineering, materials science, etc. to help defer expenses relating to training, continuing professional development, related to but not limited to attendance of annual Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) meeting, or other WCAPT or APTI sponsored events.  Awards are given each year up to $1000 maximum per applicant, pending availability of funding.  

Apply for this scholarship to attend conferences including the APTI Conference in Detroit, Michigan - November 7-12, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

  • College students enrolled full-time in a program studying historic preservation or related fields in architecture, engineering, materials science, etc. in California, Nevada, or Arizona;
  • Recent graduates (within the last two years) from one of the above listed programs;
  • Applicants must be current WCAPT member or is willing to become a member of the organization;
  • Applicants shall have attended at least one WCAPT event in the last year; and is expected to attend one WCAPT event within the following year
  • Special consideration will be given to students specializing in fields relating to preservation technology.  WCAPT reviews applications for geographical and institutional distribution.
  • Past recipients cannot be awarded for two consecutive years.





Applications must submit the following to WCAPT:

    • One-page statement explaining why funds are desired.  Statement must include:
    • Applicant’s name, address, email address, phone number;
    • School and program currently enrolled in/or graduate from - specialization, and expected date of graduation;
    • Outline your interest and potential involvement in WCAPT; and
    • Statement of total funds requested in support of activity.
    • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member from your college program or letter of recommendation from a current employer or past faculty member.

Successful applicant shall provide a summary detailing the event, date, location, and experience at the event.

Email application and letter of recommendation to WCAPT at the email address listed below under Contact.

When to Apply

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please submit applications at least two months in advance of actual need.  Applicants will be notified of the WCAPT Student Scholarship Committee’s decision within one month of receipt of the application.


For more information about the WCAPT Student Scholarship Fund, please contact info@wcapt.org.  If contact by phone is preferable, please provide a phone number in your email.



2022 APTI Scholarships Available Now

Student scholarship applications for the November 2022 APTI conference in Detroit, Michigan are now open.

Students from across the world have played an important role in APT conferences since the 1986 inception of the Student Scholarships Program.  Their student presentations have become of great interest to Conference participants.

Through the Student Scholarships Program, students from all areas of study in the field of historic preservation/conservation submit abstracts that illustrate research or a project that they have developed to address an aspect of preservation/conservation technology.  Scholarship recipient selection is based on: the quality of a submitted abstract; how well the concepts demonstrate excellence in the student’s area of study; a personal statement; and, the appropriateness of the subject to the conference theme. 

Each scholarship recipient is required to create an electronic presentation (e.g. PowerPoint) to support his/her oral presentation during the APT fall Conference.

Scholarship Benefits

All jury-selected scholars will:
• Be granted a Conference registration, a stipend for hotel and travel expenses, and one-year student membership to APT.
• Have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one networking with industry professionals from around the world.
• Be paired with an APT College of Fellows mentor who will guide the student through the presentation process and provide introductions to industry colleagues.
• Be added to the growing network of past APT Student Scholars, who are catalogued in an alumni register.

The Western Chapter of APT (WCAPT) also provides individual scholarships for the amount up to $500 via the “WCAPT Student Scholarship Fund,” which is separate from the APTI Scholarships (Student Scholar Program). See a description below.

Learn more about the Student Scholarships Program for APTI’s upcoming Conference by info@wcapt.org.


 Scholarship Fund Donations 


Support Western Chapters students and Young Professionals with a tax-free contribution towards the Scholarship Fund. Donations to this fund are specifically earmarked for scholarships and are not applied for any other purpose.  All donors are acknowledged in all published formats as a scholarship supporter for the current donor year unless directed otherwise.  Each donation generates an email thanking you for your donation to the WCAPT Scholarship fund with your donation amount for your record.  

Scholarship Fund

Goal: $3,000.00
Collected: $0.00


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