CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office (WVSHPO) announces that it is awarding scholarships for the National Association of Preservation Commissioners (NAPC) FORUM Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13-17, 2022. 

NAPC’s FORUM is the only conference of its kind – focused specifically on the concerns and educational needs of preservation commissions, their staff and surrounding communities. This interactive conference blends traditional educational sessions with roundtable discussions, mobile workshops and tours.  Join your fellow preservationists and connect with local government staff and commissioners, state government staff, elected officials, preservation consultants, architects, designers and local community leaders. 

Scholarship applications can be found on the West Virginia SHPO page at Applications will be accepted until Friday May 20, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email Christy Moore, SHPO grants coordinator, at or Meredith Dreistadt, Tax Credit and CLG coordinator, at or call 304-558-0240.

The activity that is the subject of this press release has been financed with federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The program receives federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental Federally Assisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.