PreserveWA Fellowship

In an effort to support emerging leaders in the field of preservation and community building, the Washington Trust is proud to offer the PreserveWA Fellowship. The Fellowship supports first-time attendance at the RevitalizeWA Conference by students and young professionals with interest in gaining professional exposure to the fields of historic preservation and downtown revitalization. The 2020 conference will take place in Wenatchee on April 6-8.

How does the Fellowship work?

The award will cover the cost of registration for the conference (valued at $200) and a travel stipend (used for lodging and/or mileage) of up to $400.

Each selected Fellow will be matched with a leader in a related field to serve as a mentor. The Fellow will connect with their Mentor prior to and/or during the conference to discuss educational and professional paths.

Following the conference, Fellows will be asked to write an article about what they learned as a first-time attendee (or other relevant topic) to be published in the Washington Trust’s quarterly magazine, This Place.

Who is eligible?

Fellows are individuals ages 18-29 currently residing in Washington State.

Applicants studying or working in preservation, community development, architecture, history, archaeology, anthropology, engineering, construction, economics, sociology, or a related field with an interest in historic preservation or the Main Street Approach are encouraged to apply!

Applications due November 22

PreserveWA Fellows Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • If different from Current Address
  • Please respond to the following questions: How did you hear about the PreserveWA Fellowship? What makes you a strong candidate? What do you expect to gain by attending RevitalizeWA?
  • Optional! Want to introduce yourself to the selection committee "in person"? Upload a link to your short (<2 minutes) video here.
  • Please upload a PDF version of your resume.
    Accepted file types: pdf.

Questions? Please contact Breanne Durham.