The Georgia Trust awards two $1,000 to encourage the study of historic preservation and related fields. Recipients are chosen on the basis of leadership and academic achievement.
The Trust established its scholarship program to ensure that knowledgeable leaders continue to enter the field of historic preservation. Its two scholarships encourage students to pursue degrees that will allow them to work in the field of preservation and related fields and thereby assist the Trust in its goals to conserve Georgia's built environment, inform the public about the benefits of historic preservation, and assist individuals and communities in their restoration and preservation projects.
Students currently enrolled in their first year of school in Georgia may apply. Applicants also must plan to enroll full time during the current or upcoming semesters at a Georgia school. Students applying for the scholarship are encouraged to plan to stay and work in Georgia following graduation. Students majoring in historic preservation or related fields such as archeology, architecture, history and planning are eligible. Stipends are given for the current or following academic year and divided over three quarters or two semesters.
Complete the application form and include evidence of college registration. Also arrange for a transcript and one personal and two academic letters of recommendation. Recipients must provide proof of current registration and the previous term's grades before the next term's payment. Applications will be evaluated on 1) the application itself, 2) academic achievement, and 3) past and planned involvement within preservation-related fields.
The Trust must receive applications and supporting documents by February for the following year. Scholarships will be awarded at the Trust's Annual Meeting in the spring.