J. Neel Reid Prize

Honoring the legacy of Neel Reid, this is awarded annually to an architecture student, an architect intern or a recently registered architect to study architecture anywhere in the world.

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Postmark Deadline is February 9, 2018

About J. Neel Reid
Architect Neel Reid (and his partners in Hentz, Reid & Adler) founded the Georgia school of classicists after study at Columbia University and abroad.

Many sources influenced Reid’s architecture, and his interior and garden designs. His travel diary, sketchbooks and scrapbooks, and extensive library reflect this. His early-twentieth-century interest in historic preservation and contextual design, in architectural education and professional standards of practice inspired others long after his tragic early death of a brain tumor in 1926.

Reid’s father’s family were Troup County, Georgia, pioneers; he grew up in Macon, beginning apprenticeship and practice there before, in 1909, moving to Atlanta.

The J. Neel Reid Prize Program Description and Criteria
The J. Neel Reid Prize of $4,000 will be awarded to a student, an intern or a recently registered professional in the field of architecture or landscape architecture for study travel that honors the legacy of Neel Reid.

The focus of the study travel should involve historic architecture (built prior to Neel Reid’s death in 1926), historic landscapes, historic preservation of classic architecture or new construction that is classic and context-related.

Applicants are encouraged to propose an independent study, but participation in an existing program is acceptable. Priority will be given to those applicants with a connection to Georgia (a Georgia resident, a student in a Georgia academic institution or an employee of a Georgia firm).

The recipient will be required to provide a report to The Georgia Trust within six months of returning from the study travel experience. Travel may be to any location in the world where the objectives of the program can be met.

The Trust must receive applications and supporting documents by February for the following year. The Prize will be announced at The Georgia Trust’s Annual Meeting in the spring. Winner will be notified beforehand. The study travel should be completed by January 2019.

B. Phinizy Spalding and Hubert B. Owens Scholarships

The B. Phinizy Spalding Scholarship is named after the late charter member of The Georgia Trust and one of the state’s preeminent historians, educators and preservationists.

The Hubert Owens Scholarship is given in honor of the founding dean of the University of Georgia Landscape Architecture Program—now the College of Environment and Design—which houses the Historic Preservation Program.

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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.

Requirements
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.

To Apply

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.

Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship

Established in 1994, the Elizabeth Lyon Fund supports supports educational and research/study initiatives in Georgia that address preservation needs and emerging issues, and that will make a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of historic preservation.

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The Elizabeth Lyon Fund was established in 1994 in honor of Elizabeth “Liz” Lyon, who served as director of the Historic Preservation Division of DNR from 1976 to 1994 and served as Georgia State Historic Preservation Officer.

The Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship supports educational and research/study initiatives in Georgia that address preservation needs and emerging issues, and that will make a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of historic preservation.

With support from the Elizabeth Lyon Fund and The Georgia Trust, this fellowship will connect research with the preservation of historic properties, contribute significantly to the scholarship of historic preservation in general and in Georgia, and promote historic preservation practice and theory.

Students and emerging professionals are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the Fund by downloading the application or emailing preservation@georgiatrust.org.