LHPF Scholarships

Leather History Preservation Foundation Scholarships

The Leather History Preservation Foundation devotes some of it's fundraising efforts to generating scholarships for attending the weekend event we produce. We also receive donations of registration packages from extremely generous individuals.


For LHPW 2018 we currently have SIX scholarships funded!

(More may become available if donations are made)


The first scholarship is intended to encourage someone who is new to Leather to step into the history and traditions of our lifestyle. It is presented as an opportunity to learn and grow as a Leatherman or Leatherwoman. Age is not a factor, but time and experience in the scene are. These "New to Leather" scholarships are awarded to people with less than two years of real time experience.


The second scholarship type is intended for individuals who would like to attend the event, but are experiencing financial hardship of some kind. We've all been there - sudden loss of a job, unexpected illness or injury, a spouse or partner leaving the relationship, children returning to the roost... Life happens and we understand that, and want to help by providing scholarships based on true financial need.


We now have a third scholarship category, created by Sir David Labriola, specifically for Bootblacks! These bootblack scholarship applications will be evaluated by Sir David who will look at both financial need and merit.


Unfortunately our financial resources are limited. These scholarships only cover the full three day weekend package, which includes an event pin and the Saturday dinner and keynote presentation. They do not cover additional food costs, transportation costs, or the expense of a hotel room (we encourage room shares to reduce costs, however we will not vet potential roommates!). In the future, we hope to be able to provide scholarships or grants that will be able to include hotel and food costs.

New to Leather Scholarship


Financial Hardship Scholarship


Sir David Labriola Bootblack Scholarship

Applications for the 2018 Weekend must be received NO LATER THAN May 1, 2018.

Winners will be notified by May 20th, 2018 so they can properly plan to attend.


We should be able to offer at least 2 scholarships in each category for 2018, but keep in mind that funds are limited. The sooner you apply, the better. Download and complete the proper form, and save as a PDF file (Adobe Acrobat or MS Word should work) or print as a hard copy. You may then email the application to exec.director@lhpfoundation.org or submit via postal mail to:


Attn: LHPF Scholarships

704 S Broad St.

Burlington, NC 27215


IF additional donations to the scholarship fund allows us to provide additional scholarships, we may open a second round of applications between June 1 and September 15. Watch for updates!





If you can't donate an entire scholarship, but you would like to contribute to our Scholarship fund, please scroll down the bottom of the page and click the DONATE button. Your generousity makes good things happen!






704 S Broad St,

Burlington, NC 27215

Tel: 336-221-4378

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The Leather History Preservation Foundation is an IRS recognized non-profit corporation,

EIN: 81-2184399. We are registered with the NC Secretary of State, SOSID# 1513067. Our Articles of Incorporation are a matter of public record and can be searched for HERE.

Donations to Leather History Preservation Foundation are NOW tax deductible! Donations to our general fund are appreciated, and applied to our event production costs. Donations specificly for our Scholarship Fund may be made by commenting Scholarships or Scholarship Fund in the donation comments.. LHPF, Inc. has IRS 501(c)3 recognition as a tax exempt public charity under regulation 509(a)(2).

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