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WCAPT Student/Emerging Professional Scholarship Fund


The WCAPT Student/Emerging Professional 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 with expenses such as professional development/training, attendance at annual Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) meeting, or other WCAPT or APTI sponsored events.  WCAPT will award two scholarships each year (one student applicant and one emerging professional applicant) pending availability of funding and number of applicants.

  • $2000 for one student scholar
  • $1000 for one emerging professional
Scholarship award recipients shall provide a summary narrative of the event including date, location, and the event experience within one month of event attendance that the scholarship was used towards.  The event summary will be posted on the WCAPT website Scholarship page.

Application deadline is 5:00 PM PST, TBD, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

  • College students enrolled full-time in a program studying historic preservation or related fields in architecture, engineering, materials science, etc. in California, Arizona, or Nevada.
  • Recent graduates (within the last four years) from one of the above listed programs.
  • Applicants must be current WCAPT members or are willing to become members of the organization (Note: Student membership is free).
  • Applicants are expected to attend one WCAPT event within the year after the award.
  • Special consideration will be given to those specializing in fields relating to preservation technology. 
  • Past recipients cannot be awarded for two consecutive years.




  • Applicants must submit a one-page (maximum) statement explaining why a scholarship is desired and include the following:

    • Applicant’s name, address, email address, phone number.
    • School and program currently enrolled in/or recently graduated from.
    • Field of study and expected/past graduation date.
    • Current area of professional work, if applicable.
    • Outline of applicant's interest in historic preservation and potential involvement in WCAPT.

Email applications or questions to WCAPT at


Applications will be reviewed by the WCAPT Student/Emerging Professional Scholarship Committee.  Scholarship recipients will be determined based on the application outline for interest in historic preservation and preservation technology, as well as geographical and institutional distribution (as applicable).  Applicants will be notified of the WCAPT Student/Emerging Professional Scholarship Committee’s selections on Friday. TBD, 2023.  



2023 APTI Scholarships

Student scholarship applications for the October 2023 APTI conference in Seattle, Washington can be found at

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. 


 Scholarship Fund Donations 


Support Western Chapters Students and Emerging 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.  

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