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Diversity scholarship available for Program in New England Studies

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Historic New England invites mid-career museum professionals and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to apply for a diversity scholarship to the Program in New England Studies.

Program in New England Studies, an intensive learning experience with lectures by specialists, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours, runs from June 15 to 20, 2015. Participants study the buildings and collections of Historic New England and other museums and private houses in the region. The diversity scholarship will be awarded to a museum or historic preservation professional or a graduate student in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, history, material culture, preservation, or museum studies.

Historic New England encourages the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds and promotes the organization’s goal to assist in the diversification of professionals in the field. Applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. The scholarship covers the full registration fee of $1,550, housing at a local university, and a travel stipend of $200.

Submission Deadlines: The deadline for the 2015 award is Thursday, April 30. Applications must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. Eastern on April 30 to KTurino@HistoricNewEngland.org. Subject line should include “Historic New England Diversity Scholarship Proposal.” Applications should include: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae and 2) a statement (limit two pages) explaining why you’d like to attend Program in New England Studies and how you expect the program to benefit you and your career. Successful applicants will be contacted by May 15, 2015.

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CONTACT:
Public Relations Officer Susanna Crampton, News@HistoricNewEngland.org

Diversity scholarship available for Program in New England Studies