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 RevitalizeWA, coordinated by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, by students and young professionals with interest in gaining professional exposure to the fields of historic preservation and downtown revitalization. Our 2022 Fellowship program was a success! Look out for our Fellows’ post-conference articles in our quarterly magazine, This Place.
How does the Fellowship work?
The award covers the cost of registration for RevitalizeWA, plus a stipend for travel and lodging, and each selected Fellow is matched with a leader in a related field to serve as a mentor. The Fellow connects with their Mentor prior to and/or during the conference to discuss educational and professional paths.
Following the conference, Fellows are 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!
Please contact Lydia Felty, Resources Coordinator.
Stay tuned to our social media and newsletter in summer 2023 for information about our 2023 Fellowship program.