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WCAPT Student Scholarship Fund


The WCAPT Student Scholarship Fund provides financial support to current graduate students or recent graduates in historic preservation or related fields in architecture, engineering, materials science, or allied trades 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 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada October 3-7, 2020.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Students enrolled full-time in a graduate program in historic preservation or conservation trades in California, Nevada, or Arizona;
  • Recent graduates (within the last two years) from one of the above listed programs;
  • Applicants must be current WCAPT members and must have been a member for a minimum of six months;
  • Applicants shall have attended at least one WCAPT event in the last six months; and
  • 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 include the following:

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

Successful applicant shall submit a post-event report detailing the event, date, location, and summary of event.

Email application and letter of recommendation to Jennifer Correia 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 both Jennifer Correia and Annie Lo at the email addresses listed below.  If contact by phone is preferable, please provide a phone number.

Jennifer Correia:   jcorreia.preserve@gmail.com

Annie Lo:    alo@walterpmoore.com



2019 APTI Scholarships Available Now



Student scholarship applications for the September 2019 APTI conference in Miami, Florida 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 APT’s upcoming Conference by contacting Jennifer Correia, student scholarship chair.



 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

2016 WCAPT TICRAT Scholarship Awarded

WCAPT is happy to announce that the 2016 scholarship of $500.00 was awarded to international student Daniel Olvera, a PhD student at the Programa Interinstitucional de Doctorado en Arquitectura (Mexico) to attend the 2016 TICRAT Earthen Architecture event organized by the University of Arizona.  Please visit our 2016 Scholarship page to learn more about Daniel and his research on adobe structures in the Mexicali region.


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