Purpose Established in 1986, The Old Towne Preservation Association is a public benefit nonprofit organization, committed to the preservation, protection and enhancement of Old Towne, Orange, California. The one square mile area of Old Towne Orange contains over 1,400 historically significant, pre-1940 structures. In 1997, Old Towne Orange became a National Historic District and was placed in the National Register of Historic Places.
OTPA established The Anne Siebert Academic Scholarship program to provide financial assistance opportunities to individuals pursuing degrees or certificates in the field of historic preservation at educational institutions in the greater Los Angeles area. The scholarship is administered and granted by the Old Towne Preservation Association, and is named in honor of the late Anne Siebert, a prominent local historic preservation volunteer and advocate. As a result, the community benefits from individuals whose commitment to our cultural resources will be strengthened, and who ultimately will contribute valuable leadership perspectives in the field of historic preservation.
Award & Deadlines The Anne Siebert Academic Scholarship is an award granted to assist outstanding students for tuition and academic expenses. In order to receive full consideration for this award, applications and all related information must be received by OTPA no later than March 31, 2019.
Scholarship Eligibility Eligible applicants must be students in good academic standing, U.S residents, and already be engaged in a recognized degree or certificate plan closely related to the preservation, conservation, or interpretation of historic cultural resources. The scholarship is available to students who have completed at least one academic year of study within an eligible academic program. Priority is given to students whose education and area of study is related to the built environment. Recipient will receive the award at the OTPA Awards Dinner in May of 2019. In addition to a letter of intent and application form, the following documentation for eligibility is required:
An official transcript reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA within the recognized program (or undergraduate work in the case of certificate and graduate programs)
Academic references from two faculty members
Selections will be based partly on financial need, and partly on application materials, undergraduate academic performance, promise shown for future achievement, commitment to working in preservation in Southern California following graduation, and potential to help increase awareness within the preservation movement. Applications will be reviewed through a flexible consideration of all pertinent elements of diversity in light of the particular qualifications of each applicant.
Recognized Institutions/Programs of Study:
University of Southern California (USC) Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation Certificate Program in Historic Preservation Ph.D. candidates with relevant field of research
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPP) Master’s Degrees in Architecture with Concentration in Historic Preservation
University of California, Riverside (UCR) PHP Master's of Arts Degree (Program in Public History) Ph.D. candidates with relevant field of research
Applications may be obtained from OTPA by contacting the organization directly:
Old Towne Preservation Association Anne Siebert Academic Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 828 Orange, California 92856 (714) 639-6840 email: firstname.lastname@example.org