PHLF Essays

The essays that Landmarks Scholarship applicants have written over the years, describing places in Allegheny County that are especially important to them, are archived at PHLF and are well worth reading. Our Landmarks Scholarship Committee looks forward to receiving more applications this year, by the Tuesday April 18 deadline, and awarding at least one more $6,000 scholarship.

We are now accepting applications for our organization’s scholarship program for high-achieving, community-minded, high school seniors in Allegheny County who will be attending college or university in the fall of 2023.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

As part of the Landmarks Scholarship application, students are asked to describe in an essay a place in Allegheny County especially important in their lives; these essays­–all archived at PHLF–show how our scholarship program has helped future preservationists, architects, designers, and planners realize their career dreams and remain connected to the Pittsburgh region.

This program is funded in part by support from the Brashear Family Fund and the Landmarks Scholarship Fund, including donations to the 2008 and 2014 Scholarship Celebrations, and from the Russell W. Coe Preservation Fund at PHLF.

Click here to download the application

The award of $6,000 is payable over four years to the recipient’s college or university, to be used for book and tuition expenses only.

Click here if you would like to donate to our Landmarks Scholarship Program to help it grow and to ensure that it continues.