Historic Huguenot Street Awards $9,000 in 2018 Scholarships
NEW PALTZ, NY (January 26, 2018) – Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce the six recipients of a total of $9,000 in scholarships for 2018. 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.
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,” said Dr. Merrell.
The 2018 recipients are: Carl Hayes, SUNY New Paltz (Graphic Design), Drew J. Hasbrouck, Northeastern University (Electrical Engineering), Kristen Hassenkamp, Ph.D. Program, University of Akron (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), Margaret Miller, College of William & Mary and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (International Relations), Sabrina Myoda, Perdue University (Sustainable Food & Farming Systems), and Emma Tomicic, SUNY New Paltz (English)
Information about the scholarships provided by Historic Huguenot Street is available at huguenotstreet.org/scholarships.
About Historic Huguenot Street
A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres comprising the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses dating to the early eighteenth century. Historic Huguenot Street 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 Department of Education, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, preserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families from the seventeenth century to today.
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