The Preservation Foundation

Jerry A. Tishman Scholarship


The Preservation Foundation is excited to announce a new scholarship available to graduate students who study architecture in the state of Florida and have an interest in historic preservation. The scholarship is named after Jerry A. Tishman, who bequeathed to the Foundation the scholarship funds. 

A true gentlemen, Mr. Tishman’s love of architecture stemmed from his family’s real estate holdings in New York.  The Preservation Foundation was is favorite Palm Beach organization, and he quickly became friends with others who enjoyed the history of Palm Beach’s built environment. A member of the New York Stock Exchange he worked with many charitable organizations throughout his career and retirement.  The Foundation is grateful for his generous gift that will fund two scholarship opportunities for architecture students.

The scholarship fund will provide architecture graduate students with funds to help support their education costs during the schoolyear and for a summer program.  For assistance with annual tuition, the chosen graduate student should have a final thesis project that interacts with and helps ensure the preservation of a historic building or place through innovative design.  The student will receive an award of $10,000 made out to the school of choice and shall present the project to the Preservation Foundation upon completion.  A second opportunity is available for graduate students pursuing a summer program in the field of historic preservation.  The chosen graduate student will receive an award of $3,300 made out to a summer program of choice that focuses on the preservation of historic properties. 

Tishman applications are available for download here.

Tishman Summer Scholarship is available for download here

For more information, please contact Director of Education Katie Jacob at (561) 832-0731, ext. 104 or