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Scholarships & Fellowships
EWP Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship

The Elisabeth Walton Potter Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging, and meals. Scholarships are offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community. Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year. 
Please note that the application process has changed. We are now using the OPRD Online Grants System.
Applications Open: Oct. 17, 2019
Applications Due: Nov. 22, 2019

2019 EWP Oregon Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship Guidelines

2019 EWP Oregon Heritage Preservation Training Scholarship Online Instructions

OPRD Grants Online Application System

Katie Henry
Phone: (503) 986-0671
Email: katie.henry@oregon.gov

Oregon Heritage Fellowships

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students of an Oregon university or college who are researching a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, historic preservation or related topic in Oregon are encouraged to apply for an Oregon Heritage Fellowship. Fellowship recipients will present their research process and findings at the Oregon Heritage Conference or other Oregon Heritage event the following spring. 
Application Deadline: October 20, 2019
2020 Oregon Heritage Fellowship Application

2020 Oregon Heritage Fellowship Flyer


Beth Dehn
Phone: (503) 986-0696
Email: Beth.Dehn@Oregon.Gov


2019 Fellows:

Marc Carpenter, University of Oregon, "Reconsidering the 'Pioneer Statue,' 100 Years Later"

Kerrie Franey, University of Oregon, "America's Adventure in Hospitality: Portland, Oregon and War Code Housing"

Isaiah Silvers, Reed College, "From Dispensary to Hospital: Charitable Medicine in Oregon, 1900-1929"


Previous Fellows:

Katie Archambault, Linfield College, "Rural Electrification in Oregon: 1930-1955." 

Heidi Beierle, University of Oregon, "Pedaling Oregon's Historic Roadways: Bicycle Tourism as a Rural Economic Development Vehicle."
Heather Burmeister, Portland State University, "Tuning In, Dropping Out:  Documenting Lesbian Land Communities in the Pacific Northwest."
Eliot Fackler, University of Oregon, "Protesting the Industrial Freeway: Neighborhood Activisim and Urban Planning in the Interstate 505 Freeway Revolt."
Megan Geigner, Reed College, ""The Oregon Chautauqua Circuit: Building the Foundation of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival."

David Paul Hedburg, Portland State University, "As Long as the Mountain Stands and the Great River Flows to the Sea" Wilson Charley and Indigenous Enviornmental Activism on the Postwar Mid-Columbia River.

Charlotte Helmer, University of Oregon, "Wild Notions: Preserve and Protect Historic Resources in Oregon Wilderness."

Cayla Hill, Oregon State University, The Expansion of Catholocism: An archeaological Exploration of St. Josephs College, the First Catholic Boarding School for Boys within the Oregon Territory.

Kimberly Hursh, Willamette University, "A Social History of the Colegio Cesar Chavez, 1973-1983."
Patrick Lozar, University of Oregon, “‘An Anxious Desire of Self-preservation:’ Colonialism, Transition, and Identity on the Umatilla Reservation, 1860-1910.”

Gennie Nguyen, University of Oregon, "Revisiting Vanport and Albina's Multicultural History."
Melissa Ruhl, University of Oregon, " 'Forward You Must Go': American Indian Youth, Education and Cultural Heritage in the 1960s at Chemawa."
Tina Schweikert, Oregon State University, "Oregon's Waldo Hills: The Historic
Transformation of a Sublime Landscape."
Amanda Strauss, Willamette University, "Seeing Oregon Through Thread and Beads: A Material Culture Study of the History of Women, 1840-1930"
Regan Watjus, University of Oregon, “Contours of Race: The Chinese in Astoria, Oregon.”
Wendy Ann Wright, Portland State University, "Archaeological Resource Preservation: Developing a Model for the City of Portland."

Kelly Yelverton, Lewis and Clark College, “The Portland Hotel: A Spatial Analysis of Race and Class Relations, 1890-1929.”