Students have an important role in APT's annual conference. Students from across the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe have participated in this program since its inception in 2000, and the student presentations have become a point of great interest to conference participants.

Through the Student Scholarships Program, students from all areas of study in the field of historic preservation submit abstracts for presentations that illustrate research or a project that the student has developed to address an aspect of preservation technology. Scholarships are awarded to those students whose poster concepts demonstrate excellence in the area of preservation technology. Scholarship recipients then give their presentations at APT's annual conference held each fall. Each scholarship includes a conference registration, a stipend, and one-year full membership to APT.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on the quality of a submitted abstract and a personal statement. Students are required to create an electronic presentation (i.e.: PowerPoint) and give an oral presentation during the conference.

Learn more about the Scholarships Program for APT's upcoming conference.