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Student Scholarship

LHC is delighted to offer a student scholarship for the third conference in a row. Don’t miss this national forum as we amplify our efforts to build a culturally and geographically diverse movement at a critical moment for American Latinxs.


Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

Scholarship Details and FAQs

The Student Scholarship is targeted toward an applicant from an underrepresented background who can demonstrate financial need and desire to learn about and contribute to heritage-related fields. The scholarship will cover full registration, Thursday reception, and assist with hotel and transportation for the attendee through a $500 stipend payment awarded before the conference. The recipient will be responsible for completing their own registration, travel arrangements, and hotel reservations, as well as any costs beyond the scholarship amount.

How do I apply?

Interested students should submit a completed application due by Monday, March 7, 2022, at 11:59 PM CST. The applicant will receive notification by March 14, 2022. 

What should I include in my application submission?

  • Completed application form with a short essay about your career and learning objectives.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a professor familiar with your academic work in the area of heritage studies. 

  • CV or resume

How is the recipient selected?

A committee of representatives from Latinos in Heritage Conservation will select the scholarship recipient based on the student’s application materials, including the following:

  • The student demonstrates financial need and interest in Latinx heritage.

  • The student shows an active interest and involvement in contributing to the heritage field and BIPOC-related history.

  • Has academic or career goals to seek a role in heritage-related fields.

Who is eligible?

The application is open to full-time college students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program or certificate program in heritage fields including, but not limited to: historic preservation, history, arts and culture, architecture, ethnic studies, sociology, anthropology, equity/inclusion/social justice, community engagement, and other related degree concentrations. 


For students located in the Denver area (25-mile radius), the financial stipend payment may be reduced.

Does a scholarship recipient have any special obligations while at the conference?

​The scholarship recipient is asked to be an active participant at the three-day conference (must attend all three days), provide a photograph to share on social media, write a thank you note to the scholarship funder, and write a short article about their experience to be published in La Herencia, our quarterly newsletter, following Congreso.

What if I have questions?

For questions related to your scholarship application, please contact Sehila Mota Casper at

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