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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. 
2014 Application Deadlines 
Next deadline: December 19, 2014 

2014 Application
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Mike Gushard
Heritage Outreach
Phone: (503) 986-0671
Email: mike.gushard@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 the following spring. 
Application Deadline: October 2015 
2014 Application

Program Flyer



Mike Gushard
Heritage Outreach
Phone: (503) 986-0671
Email: mike.gushard@oregon.gov

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."
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.”
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.”