The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society has contributed $50,000 toward an endowed scholarship with the Highland Park Education Foundation, increasing the endowment to $150,000. The Parks Cities Historic and Preservation Society Scholarship is annually awarded to a HP graduating senior who is interested in architecture, history, decorative arts, or other pursuits which reflect the organization’s mission of historic preservation.
Since 2011, PCHPS has expanded its commitment to education by using funds from the Historic Home Tour and the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon for this scholarship. In 2014, the organizations and its supporters reached their $100,000 initial goal. The organization plans to increase the scholarship, possibly partnering with the school district to create awareness of the importance of preservation of HP’s heritage.