There are a number of scholarships available annually to student scholars and recent graduates in the fields of historic preservation or conservation or related fields in architecture, engineering, materials science, or allied trades

Available Scholarships

APTI Annual Symposium Grant

Overview: Each year, APTNE hosts student-member presenters at our Annual Symposium in early February. At our annual symposium, a jury selects one student presenter based on merit of their presentation to attend APTI’s Annual Conference, which includes presentations from leaders in preservation and provides opportunities to engage in one-on-one networking with industry professionals from around the world.
Award: The grant provides reimbursement of costs for hotel, travel and other event-related expenses, up to $1,500.
Event: 2020 APTI Symposium, held virtually in November

Melissa Morrissey Scholarship Fund

Overview: The Melissa Morrissey Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by APTNE to honor the memory of former board member Pat Morrissey’s daughter. The scholarship is to provide financial support to help defer expenses relating to education, training, or continuing professional development. 

Deadline:  January 31, 2021

APTNE Scholarship

Overview: APTNE provides a second memorial scholarship, to be named later.  The scholarship is to provide financial support to help defer expenses relating to education, training, or continuing professional development. 

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a student enrolled full-time in a high school, college, or graduate program either demonstrating an inclination towards or enrolled in academic fields related to historic preservation or conservation trades in New York, Southern New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont or Maine; or be a recent graduate (within the last two years) from one of the above listed programs.
  • Applicants must be current APTNE members.  Go to our Membership Page for more information.
  • Applicants shall have attended at least one APTNE event in the last six months.
  • Special consideration will be given to students actively working towards specializing in fields relating to preservation technology.

APTNE reviews applications for geographical and institutional distribution.

Past recipients cannot be awarded for two consecutive years.



Applicant to fill our application form, including up to 250 words about how you would use the scholarship (required) and include a letter of recommendation (required). 

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When to Apply

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for the "Melissa Morrissey Scholarship Fund" and "APTNE Scholarship", and encourage any student or young professional interested in historic preservation to apply.  The time to apply is now!  Applications will be reviewed annually at the end of January for consideration.  To be eligible for consideration during the current cycle, please submit applications no later than January 31, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for the following cycle.

Applicants will be notified of the APTNE Student Scholarship Committee’s decision within one month of application deadline.



For more information about APTNE Grants and Student Scholarships, please contact [email protected].



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