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This scholarship honors Misia Leonard, who worked for the City of New York for over twenty years and served eight years as the city's Director of the Historic Preservation Office for the Department of Design and Construction. As a Board Member for the Preservation Trades Network (PTN), she was instrumental in establishing PTN's AIA/CES program. Misia was a stalwart advocate for the preservation of our shared cultural heritage. 

The Misia Leonard Scholarship is open to students, apprentices, and emerging professionals. Five applicants will receive $1,000 to support their participation in the International Preservation Trades Workshop (ITPW) in Savannah, Georgia, from October 10 to 12, 2024. 

MAY 10 - JULY 31, 2024

Who can apply

Students, apprentices, and emerging professionals in the preservation trades, specifically someone:

  • Enrolled in a recognized historic preservation or preservation trades program at a high school, college, university or technical school level (required to show proof of enrollment);
  • Enrolled in high school contemplating a career in the trades (required to have letter from a teacher or counselor);
  • Enrolled in a trades apprenticeship program (required to include a copy of your apprenticeship agreement);
  • Employed by a PTN member's firm for less than one year (required to include a letter from the company owner on company letterhead stating the date you started employment).

How to apply

Please review this application and fill out the form completely. Recipients are required to register and pay for the IPTW at the student/apprentice rate.

What to expect

Scholarship recipients are required to:

  • Register and pay for the IPTW at the student/apprentice rate. 
  • Arrange and pay for all associated travels costs to the IPTW, including lodging, transportation, and meals.
  • Attend the full conference.
  • Assist the PTN Board during the IPTW with assigned tasks; the Board will ensure recipients are able to spend the majority of their time participating in activities and attending sessions.
  • Submit a write-up of their experiences after the end of IPTW to the Awards and Scholarships Committee.

Recipients will receive their scholarship after the Awards and Scholarships Committee receives their write-up. These will published by the PTN on platforms like the website and social media. Failure to submit a summary may result in forfeiture of the award.

When to apply

Applications are open and close several months before the IPTW.

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