The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and to promote awareness of Plano’s heritage resources. Our organization offers scholarship money for students who are graduating from an accredited high school within the Plano city limits and whose college majors include the disciplines of Historic Preservation, Architecture, Urban Planning, History, Archaeology, Anthropology or Engineering.
Two scholarship opportunities of $5,000.00 each are available for 2013. The submission deadline is April 18, 2013. All applications should be mailed to the address below and be postmarked by the April 18th deadline:
The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc.
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 861810
Plano, TX 75086-1810
The scholarship form includes eligibility requirements, submission deadline, amounts, and contact information.
Norwood M. Brenneke Scholarship: The Norwood M. Brenneke Scholarship was named in honor of Mr. Brenneke who was a founding board member and first treasurer of The Plano Conservancy.
Past scholarship winners:
Amanda Campo - 2011 scholarship recipient
Amanda is attending the University of Arkansas, double majoring in History and Archaeology. She hopes to become an Archaeologist with a focus in Italian History.
Cole Walters - 2010 scholarship recipient
Cole is studying Geographical Information Systems and Anthropology/Archaeology at the University of Maryland in College Park. As an incoming freshman, Cole was asked to be part of the university's CIVICUS Living and Learning Program, a two-year academic citation program focused on civic leadership, building community in a diverse society and community service learning. Cole's participation in this program has led him to an internship with the State of Maryland Historic Archives. Last summer, Cole participated in the Yangguanzhai Archaeology Program in the Wei River Valley near Xi'an, China. The program provided Cole the hands-on opportunity to participate in excavation and cataloging artifacts at the site. As part of the program, Cole and his team visited the Museum of Teracotta Soldiers and Horses at the Yangling Museum.
Katerina Paletykina - 2009 scholarship recipient
Katerina attends Texas Tech University where she has taken classes geared towards historic preservation. Katerina aspires to be an architect because the degree will allow her to combine her artistic creativity and mathematical ability.
Margaret is currently a senior at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is double majoring in psychology and economics and is particularly interested in development economics and health issues. She hopes to secure a job in the health sector after graduation.
Anthony Wang - 2007 scholarship recipient
Anthony recently graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with double majors in Finance and Marketing. Anthony is currently participating in the Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program, which is a two year post graduate program that places fellows in high growth companies in Indiana. This summer, Anthony will be working at one of these selected companies in Indianapolis.
Jeff Kline - 2006 scholarship recipient
Jeff graduated from the University of North Texas in 2009 with a double major in History and Political Science. While at UNT, he was active in Theta Chi Fraternity, Pi Sigma Alpha, Hillel, Order of Omega, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Student Government Association. After graduating from UNT in only three years, he started law school at Oklahoma City University, and will graduate from OCU in May 2012. He is currently working for law firm in Oklahoma City, Bays Law Firm, and will be working there after graduation, as well. The practice consists mostly of family law, criminal defense, and personal injury work.
Megan Knowles - 2006 scholarship recipient
Michael Pina - 2005 scholarship recipient
Michael received a bachelor's degree in Community Development with a minor in Urban Design from Portland State University and completed the school's urban studies and planning program during his time there. Upon graduation, Michael received a job as Assistant City Planner for Baker City, a rural ranching community in Easter Oregon. While there, he served as staff liaison to Historic Baker City, Inc., a downtown revitalization organization modeled after the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Mail Street Program. Michael is now Assistant City Planner for the City of Ashland, Oregon, a small tourist town about 12 miles from the California border that is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Michael Aday - 2005 scholarship recipient
Robert T. Grinage - 2004 scholarship recipient
Arlinda Marie Arriaga - 2004 scholarship recipient
Arlinda received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. Following graduation, she worked as a reporter for the Denton Record Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the Hispanic News Wire in Washington D.C. She then left the news industry to work at the Library of Congress as program writer. Currently, she works as an investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor and is in her last year of graduate studies in Urban Management at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Catherine A. Maggard - 2003 scholarship recipient
Jessica Lashbrook - 2003 scholarship recipient
Natalie Van Hooten Armour - 2002 scholarship recipient
Natalie attended Baylor University and Texas Tech School of Law. She interned with Lanier Law Firm and with Justice John S. Anderson at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. She worked for one year as a briefing attorney with Justice Kent C. Sullivan at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals and now is an associate attorney with Eggleston & Briscoe, LLP in Houston, Texas. She practices primarily in the field of civil defense litigation.