AHLP Student Scholarship for annual meeting, deadline March 3

02 Feb 2016 9:53 AM | Christine R Henry



The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation announces the availability of Student Scholarships for its annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, USA
June 1-4, 2016


The 38th annual gathering of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation will provide a venue for lively discussions about cultural landscapes in urban settings. The conference location, Chicago, Illinois, is known for its motto, “Urbs in Horto,” which guided the establishment of an extensive parks and boulevard system in the 1870s and Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, which called for the expansion of the system and the acquisition of natural areas outside the city limits. Students are encouraged to submit presentation proposals that explore issues relating to urban parks and park planning; engaging with lakes and rivers; native plants and planting design; “the middle west;” or other topics relating to the theory and practice of landscape preservation.

Scholarship Details:

Up to two student scholarships are available to attend and present research at the 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago.

One student will be selected to present his or her studies in historic landscape preservation as part of the conference professional program, in a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation.

One student will be selected to present his or her studies as a poster during the poster sessions of the conference program.

The total value of each scholarship includes a waiver of the conference registration fee and an award of $600 to offset travel expenses. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines related to cultural landscape preservation may apply for a scholarship. Additional information about the conference and the Call for Papers is available at www.ahlp.org.

To apply, send the following materials via e-mail to the Education Committee members listed below in PDF or Word .docx files:

• A letter addressed to the Education Committee clearly stating your interests in attending the 2016 Annual Conference in Chicago;

• Your current curriculum vitae;
• A one-page abstract of your proposed conference presentation, and
• Three (3) letters of recommendation from your professors or employers.

The deadline for receipt of applications for the 2016 student scholarships is March 3, 2016. Selected students will be notified on or before March 18, 2016.

Applications from Canadian students should be sent to:

Ted McLachlan, ted.mclachlan@umanitoba.ca University of Manitoba

Applications from U.S. students should be sent to:

Eric MacDonald, eamacdon@uga.edu University of Georgia



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