Historic preservation majors soon will have a chance to receive extra tuition assistance, thanks to a generous gift. The Northern Virginia branch of Preservation Virginia and Prince William County presented UMW with $35,000 this spring for a new scholarship.
Beginning fall 2014, the merit-based Milton Grigg Northern Virginia APVA Scholarship will be available to junior and senior historic preservation majors who live in certain localities.
Grigg, a Virginia architect who died in 1982, was an important contributor to the field of historic preservation and is best known for his restoration work at Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg.
“As one of the nation’s premier institutions for the study of historic preservation, the University of Mary Washington is proud to be able to honor the memory of an esteemed architect and valiant preservationist,” said Torre Meringolo, UMW’s vice president for advancement and university relations.
The scholarship will be offered to residents of Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and Arlington counties and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park.