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Scholarships Offered by Historic Huguenot Street
Education has been a cornerstone of this community since in 1683, when the founders built their first church, which also served as a school. In 1689, they hired Jean Cottin as their first schoolmaster. Here, in a modest log building, the tradition of education took hold and thrived. It is no mistake that New Paltz is home to a state university campus today. That institution has its roots in the New Paltz Academy and the New Paltz Normal School — both of which were founded by Huguenot and Dutch descendants in the 19th century.
In keeping with the tradition of our Huguenot founders, Historic Huguenot Street supports education today through scholarships. These awards are offered to undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with the Hasbrouck Family Association.
The Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship, administered jointly with the Kenneth E. Hasbrouck family, is for $1,000 and can be divided if necessary. Applicants must be working toward a degree in Historic Preservation, Art History, or Architecture at Hamilton College, Columbia University, or the State University of New York at New Paltz.
The Dorothy DuBois Walker Beach DuBois Family Memorial Scholarships are up to ten awards of $1,000 each. Applicants must be of documented Huguenot descent.
The Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships are two awards of $2,000 each. Additional scholarships may be awarded under appropriate circumstances. Applicants must be of documented Huguenot descent.
Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Sr. History Scholarship, awarded every other year, beginning in 2001, one $1000 scholarship to a college student (undergraduate or graduate) studying the impact of Huguenot immigrants to America, or their descendants, on American culture and/or language, or on the history of Ulster County, New York, during the period 1600 to 1800. If the recipient produces a report or dissertation growing out of his or her study, a copy shall be furnished to HHS.
Lucille Stoeppler Baker Scholarship, to be offered for the first time in 2011, is designed to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students majoring in historical anthropology who have have academic average above 3.5 for at least two years. Dr. Baker, who provided the bequest for this scholarship fund, was a longtime professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York.
Students enrolling as freshmen are not eligible for any of these scholarships.
Please also see Scholarship Guidelines.
How to Apply
In order to be considered for a scholarship for the coming academic year, completed application packets must be received at HHS by August 31st. All attachments must be received by this date. Transcripts must be official copies and must either be mailed directly to HHS or be sent in a unopened, sealed and marked envelope from the registrar. Links to required forms are below. Both are PDF forms.
Ancestry Form (for the Dorothy DuBois Walker Beach and Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships)
Decisions regarding awards are made by early November. Awardees are informed in mid-November. Awards are mailed directly to the bursar at the awardee's college or university in January.
If you are unable to open these forms or if you have any questions regarding scholarships offered by HHS, please contact HHS via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 845.255.1660. If sending an email, please reference "Scholarship" in the subject of your message.