ADCA Educational Scholarships Sponsored by Liz's Antique Hardware
About Our Club
The Antique Doorknob Collectors of America is a non-profit organization devoted to the study and preservation of ornamental hardware. Established in 1981, the goal of the group is to collect, protect, and research antique builder’s hardware, focusing on decorative designs, production methods, and period manufacturers. A long-term vision for the ADCA is the establishment of a public museum dedicated to the field of ornamental builder’s hardware.In addition to publishing an illustrated bi-monthly newsletter, the ADCA maintains an extensive archive of original manufacturers’ catalogues and related materials. Able to inform and educate with displays and lectures through schools, civic organizations, or local libraries, ADCA members and resources are also available to preservation groups and restorers of historic properties for consultation and guidance.
About the Scholarship Opportunity
This scholarship opportunity was created by members of the ADCA, sponsored by Liz's Antique Hardware and other members, to assist students financially who are in fields of study related to Historic Preservation of Architecture & Design and/or Historic Restoration Trades.
Applicants must be enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college, university, or school in programs of Historic Preservation in Architecture or Design and/or Historic Restoration trades, with a course of study lasting at least 1 year in length.
The scholarship committee will annually award between one and three scholarships, dependent on the number and quality of papers received.
First Prize will be a $750 scholarship award, plus up to $500 for travel expenses and registration to attend the ADCA Convention that summer. Second Prize will be a $500 scholarship award, plus up to $500 for travel expenses and registration to attend the ADCA Convention that summer. Third Prize will be a $350 scholarship award, plus up to $500 for travel expenses and registration to attend the ADCA Convention that summer.
Scholarship recipients will also receive a one-year paid membership to the ADCA.
Please note that all applicants must understand that if their paper is selected as a scholarship award winner, they are required to attend the ADCA Convention in October 2021 in Albany, NY (subject to the Covid situation) and make a presentation of their paper to the club membership.
Each applicant shall complete, sign and submit the Cover Page form (PDF form below) along with a 3 to 5 page paper on the subject of “a Historic Preservation Project which includes the preservation, history and/or restoration/technology of builder's hardware”. The paper shall be single spaced with not more than one inch margins.
The Cover Page and paper must be submitted by e-mail on or before April 16, 2021 to the Scholarship committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The selected recipients will be notified by e-mail in late April 2021.