The TOMFRA/Raiford L. Stripling Memorial Scholarship for Advancement of Preservation

This scholarship is in recognition of the work of Raiford Stripling, class of 1931 founding member of TOMFRA and pioneer in the preservation of Texas' built heritage. The TOMFRA/Raiford L. Stripling Memorial Scholarship for Advancement of Preservation is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students who have a demonstrated interest in historic preservation or heritage conservation.

Graduate students must be pursuing the certificate program in historic preservation at Texas A&M University. Undergraduate students must be a third or fourth year Bachelor of Environmental Design undergraduate student with membership in the Preservation and Conservation Student Society (PACSS). If a qualified student cannot be identified from the above, the scholarship may be awarded to an incoming graduate student at Texas A&M who has a demonstrated interest in historic preservation or heritage conservation.

Current graduate and undergraduate students must submit a paper on a subject concerning or relating to historic preservation or heritage conservation in the State of Texas. The Stripling Scholar will commit to orally presenting the paper at a TOMFRA annual meeting. Additional information about submitting the paper is in the Center for Heritage Conservation scholarship application.






Established by Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association.
Established in 2005