PreserveWA Fellowship

In an effort to support emerging leaders and amplify youth perspectives 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 Main Street Now Conference, coordinated by Main Street America, by students and young professionals with interest in gaining professional exposure to the fields of historic preservation and downtown revitalization. The 2021 Fellows cohort will attend Main Street Now virtually April 12-14.

How does the Fellowship work?

The award will cover the cost of registration for the Main Street Now conference and 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!

Have questions?

Please contact Jonelle McCoy, Main Street Specialist (and PreserveWA Fellowship alumna!).

Applications due March 5


PreserveWA Fellows - 2021 Application

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  • 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?
  • We will utilize your interest statement and resume to learn about you, but if you have any specific topics you hope to learn more about or skills you'd like to strengthen with the support of a mentor please provide those here.
  • 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, Max. file size: 50 MB.