Scholarships

The New Paltz Academy in the mid-1800s.

The New Paltz Academy in the mid-1800s.

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.

NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Awards $16,500 in 2016 Scholarships, A New High For the Museum

Scholarship Funds

The Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship, administered jointly with the Kenneth E. Hasbrouck family, is a $1,000 that may 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, awarded each annual award cycle.  Applicants must be of documented New Paltz Huguenot descent. 

The Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships are two awards of $2,000 each, awarded each annual award cycle. Additional scholarships may be awarded under appropriate circumstances.  Applicants must be of documented New Paltz Huguenot descent.

Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Sr. History Scholarship, awarded every other year, beginning in 2001, awards one $1000 scholarship to a college student (undergraduate or graduate) studying the impact of Huguenot immigrants 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 Historic Huguenot Street.

The Lucille Stoeppler Baker Scholarship is one award of $1,500, awarded each annual award cycle. Applicants must be majoring in historical anthropology and have have an 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.

The New Paltz Normal School in the late-1800s.

The New Paltz Normal School in the late-1800s.

How to Apply

In order to be considered for a scholarship for the coming academic year, completed application packets must be received by August 31.  All applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, a statement of the applicant's goals, and an official transcript. Transcripts must be official copies and must either be mailed directly to Historic Huguenot Street or be sent in a unopened, sealed, and marked envelope from the registrar. An ancestry form must also be submitted for scholarships requiring documented New Paltz Huguenot descent.

Students enrolling as freshmen are not eligible. 

We strongly encourage submission via email to kara@huguenotstreet.org. Please include the words "Scholarship Application" in the subject line.

Applications may also be mailed to:

Historic Huguenot Street
88 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
ATTN: Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming

Forms

Application Form

Huguenot Ancestry Form (for the Dorothy DuBois Walker Beach and Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships)

Decisions

Decisions regarding awards are made by early December.  Awardees are informed in mid-December.  Awards are mailed directly to the bursar at the awardee's college or university in January.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions regarding scholarships offered by Historic Huguenot Street, please contact Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming, at kara@huguenotstreet.org.