NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Awards $14,000 in 2017 Scholarships

NEW PALTZ, NY (January 27, 2017) – Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce the 11 recipients of a total of $14,000 in scholarships for 2017. In collaboration with the Hasbrouck Family Association, Historic Huguenot Street has now provided over $150,000 to further the education of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students across the country since 1998. The organization has increased its level of support in the last three years, averaging approximately $15,000 annually in academic gifts.

Five different endowed funds provide support for Huguenot descendants and scholarly work in fields related to Historic Huguenot Street’s mission. Scholarship candidates are reviewed and recipients are selected by the Historic Huguenot Street Scholarship Committee, chaired by Dr. James Merrell, Lucy Maynard Salmon Professor of History at Vassar College. In addition to Dr. Merrell, the Committee includes Dr. Louis Roper, Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, and Hasbrouck Family Association Vice President Robert Freehill.

“Historic Huguenot Street is committed to maintaining the tradition of its founders by supporting higher education, and we are proud to have been able to award funds to students in such a wide variety of disciplines this year,” said Dr. Merrell.

The 2017 recipients are: Mariah Mackinnon Dawson, Middlebury College (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry), Andrew Dopp, Rutgers University (Biomedical Engineering), Austin Freer, Syracuse University (Chemical Engineering), Meghan Freer, Taylor University (Spanish; Christian Ministries), Thomas J. Harkins, Borough of Manhattan Community College (Business Administration), Drew J. Hasbrouck, Northeastern University (Electrical Engineering), Carolyn Hassenkamp, Georgian Court University (Administration & Leadership), Kristen Hassenkamp, The College of New Jersey (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), Elizabeth R. Hundley, Appalachian State University (Interior Design), Alexander P. Mowry, University of Georgia (Business Administration), Colin A. Price, University of Vermont (Pharmacology).

Information about the scholarships provided by Historic Huguenot Street is available at

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 New Paltz 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 the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. 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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