2015 APTI Scholarships

Student scholarship applications for the November 2015 APTI conference in Kansas City are now closed. Deadline to submit student abstracts was March 31, 2015.

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.



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 APTNE chapter also provides individual scholarships for the amount up to $1,500 via the “APTNE 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


The Melissa Morrissey Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by APTNE to honor the memory of former board member Pat Morrissey’s daughter. The 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 APTI meeting, or other APTNE or APTI sponsored events. Awards are given each year up to $500 maximum per applicant, pending availability of funding.


Eligibility Requirements

Students enrolled full-time in a graduate program in historic preservation or conservation trades in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine.
Recent graduates (within the last two years) from one of the above listed programs;
Applicants must be current APTNE members and must have been a member for a minimum of six months;
Applicants shall have attended at least one APTNE event in the last six months; and
Special consideration will be given to students specializing in fields relating to preservation technology. APTNE 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 APTNE;
    • 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.

E-mail application and letter of recommendation to


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 APTNE Student Scholarship Committee’s decision within one month of receipt of the application.


For more information about the APTNE Student Scholarship Fund, please contact Chas at the email addresses listed below. If contact by phone is preferable, please provide a phone number.
Charles Bransby-Zachary