NEWS RELEASE: Historic Huguenot Street Sets New High With $15,000 for 2014 Scholarships

NEW PALTZ, NY - As a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to academic achievement, Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to announce the 13 recipients of a total of $15,000 in scholarships for 2014—a new high for the museum. With the collaboration of the Hasbrouck Family Association Inc., Huguenot Street has now provided $124,700 to further the education of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students since 1998. The organization has increased its level of support in the last three years, averaging almost $14,000 annually in academic gifts.

Five different funds provide support for the descendants of Huguenot families and advance scholarly work in fields related to Huguenot Street’s mission, such as architecture and historical anthropology. The 2014 recipients reflect the reach of Huguenot Street and Huguenot descendants across America, representing institutions in six different states, from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, to Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida.

“With these scholarships, Historic Huguenot Street is proud to increase its commitment to an educational tradition begun here more than 300 years ago” said Mary Etta Schneider, President of Huguenot Street’s Board of Directors. “We had a high number of quality applicants for this year’s awards, which made the process especially competitive and reflects the clear excellence of the 2014 recipients.”

The 2014 recipients are: Elizabeth Garland, Cedarville University (OH); Kaj Kraus, New York University (NY); Elonna Falk, Tufts University (MA); Keturah Hasbrouk, Cairn University (PA); Cate Huynen, Clark University (MA); Marta LeFevre-Levy, Macalaster College (MN); Ryan Mancini, Bowdoin College (ME); Amber McDaniel, Daytona State College (FL); David Miller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY); Rachel Olsby, St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (NY); Amanda Ortman, Virginia Commonwealth University (VA); Isabel Sacks, Swarthmore College (PA); Anna Herscher, SUNY Empire State College (NY).

Education has been a cornerstone of the Huguenot Street experience since at least 1689, when Jean Cottin was hired as the first schoolmaster. The roots of the State University of New York at New Paltz lie in schools established by Huguenot Street families in the 1800s. For press inquiries, please contact us at