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Eric DeLony Scholarship

Updated on November 13, 2022

The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges (NSPCB) invites applications for the 2023 Eric DeLony Scholarship. The scholarship honors Eric DeLony (1944-2018), who served as chief of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) from 1971 to 2003 and is a noted historic preservationist. Mr. DeLony was particularly interested in the preservation of historic bridges.

The Society established the scholarship program to encourage students to pursue degrees that will lead to a career involving covered bridge preservation, repair and/or restoration. One or more awards may be offered for up to $5000 each. The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate historic preservation degree program in an accredited institution. Applicants who are not in an historic preservation program, but can demonstrate an interest in historic bridge preservation in their chosen field are also encouraged to apply.

All applications and supporting documents must be received by April 15, 2023 by United States mail or as an electronic file and must be fully completed to be considered. Award decisions recommended by the Scholarship Committee will be confirmed at the Society's executive board meeting in February with awards distributed by April.

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