PreserveWA Fellowship

In an effort to highlight fresh and diverse voices in preservation, the Washington Trust is proud to offer the PreserveWA Fellowship. The Fellowship supports first-time attendance at the RevitalizeWA Conference by students and young professionals with interest in gaining professional exposure to the fields of historic preservation and downtown revitalization.

Who is eligible?

Requirements: Age 18-29; currently studying, residing, or working in Washington State.

Applicants studying or working in preservation, architecture, history, archaeology, anthropology, engineering, construction, community development, economics, sociology, or a related field with an interest in historic preservation or the Main Street Approach are encouraged to apply!

How does the Fellowship work?

The award will cover the cost of registration for the conference, including tours. Fellows who live more than 30 miles from the conference site will also receive a stipend for travel and lodging, to be presented at the conference.

Each selected Fellow will be matched with a leader in a related field to serve as a mentor throughout the conference. The Fellow will connect with their Mentor prior to and during the conference to discuss educational and professional paths.

Following RevitalizeWA, Fellows will be 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 newsletter, This Place.

Apply to be a 2018 PreserveWA Fellow

Submit your resume and a one-page letter detailing how you heard about the Preservation Fellowship, what makes you a strong candidate, and what you expect to gain by attending RevitalizeWA. Submit your resume and letter via email (use subject line: “2018 RevitalizeWA Fellows Program”) to Julianne Patterson.


Applications are due February 15th 2018


The 2018 PreserveWA Fellowship is supported in part by: