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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 Symposium. The 2024 Symposium will be held March 8, 9, and 10. This year's theme is New World, New Voices..

The Sallie E. Simons Scholarship will underwrite registration, along with a stipend of $350, for a current student in the field of historic preservation, art history, history, museum studies, decorative arts, or a related field. Applicants should express why this experience at the Symposium will enrich their academic experience.

Please submit a cover letter of no more than 300 words, a curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation to Pat Prioleau, no later than January 12th, 2024 via e-mail: pat@prioleau.com. For questions, call (843) 722-4630, ext. 21.

The 2024 program, produced by an all-volunteer Board, will benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston. Founded in 1920, the Preservation Society is the oldest grassroots preservation advocacy organization in the United States.

With the support of our sponsors and loyal patrons since 2012, the Symposium has donated over $350,000 to the Society’s important mission and initiatives, dedicated to preserving Charleston’s distinct character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods.

Charleston Symposium was established in 2012 by an all-volunteer board of decorative arts and cultural heritage enthusiasts. Limited to 80 patrons, the Symposium offers a delightful weekend with outstanding scholars in this historic South Carolina seaport renowned for its landmark buildings, magnificent houses and gracious hospitality.

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 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.