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Sallie E. Simons Scholarship

The Preservation Society of Charleston is pleased to announce the Sallie E. Simons Scholarship to attend the annual Charleston Heritage Symposium. The 2020 Symposium will be held March 13, 14, 15.  This year's theme is Charleston and the Renaissance of the 1920’s – 1930’s.

The Sallie E. Simons Scholarship will underwrite registration and lodging, and up to $450.00 in travel expenses, for a current student in the field of historic preservation, art history, history, museum studies, decorative arts, or a related field.  Meals other than those included in the registration will be the responsibility of the recipient.

Applicants should express why this experience in Charleston will enrich their academic experience.  Please submit a cover letter of no more than 300 words, a curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation to Mrs. Robert Prioleau, no later than Friday, January 17, 2020 via email: pat@prioleau.com

Sallie Enders Simons (1927-2012) was a great supporter of historic preservation and the arts in Charleston. She attended Ashley Hall School in Charleston and graduated from St. Catherine’s School in Richmond,Virginia, after which she studied at Parsons School for Design in New York. She was a member of the Preservation Society of Charleston, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina, The Huguenot Society of South Carolina, and the Board of the Charleston Heritage Symposium. She was a passionate advocate for preservation, as well as an accomplished artist with a large portfolio of watercolors. Along with her wonderful sense of humor, she is remembered for a strong sense of history and community.