NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Awards $14,500 in 2015 Scholarships
NEW PALTZ, NY (January 13, 2015) – As a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to academic achievement, Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce the 10 recipients of a total of $14,500 in scholarships for 2015. In collaboration with the Hasbrouck Family Association, Historic Huguenot Street has now provided nearly $140,000 to further the education of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students across the country since 1998.
Five different funds provide support for scholarly work in fields related to Historic Huguenot Street’s mission, including historic preservation, art history, architecture, and historic anthropology. Scholarship candidates are reviewed and recipients are selected by the Historic Huguenot Street Scholarship Committee, chaired by Dr. James Merrell, Professor of History at Vassar College, and Dr. Louis Roper, Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz. In addition to Dr. Merrell and Dr. Roper, the Committee includes Hasbrouck Family Association Vice President Robert Freehill.
“Historic Huguenot Street is committed to maintaining the tradition of its Huguenot founders by supporting higher education,” said Dr. Merrell. “The 2015 scholarship recipients represent excellence in their chosen fields of study, and we are proud to recognize them and support their academic growth.”
The 2015 recipients are: Timothy J. Brown, University of New Hampshire (NH); Elonna J. Falk, Tufts University (MA); Drew J. Hasbrouck, Northeastern University (MA); Elizabeth R. Hundley, Appalachian State University (NC); Nathan R. Hyndman, Colorado State University - Pueblo (CO); Rose I. LeFevre-Levy, Macalaster College (MN); Tisa N. Loewen, SUNY New Paltz (NY); David C. Miller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY); Colin A. Price, University of Vermont (VT); Isabel M. Sacks, Swarthmore College (PA).
Information about the scholarships provided by Historic Huguenot Street is available at www.huguenotstreet.org/scholarships.
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original 1678 settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve their French and Dutch heritage. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
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