Since 1998, in collaboration with the Hasbrouck Family Association Inc., Historic Huguenot Street has provided nearly $125,000 in scholarships to further the education of more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students. In 2014 alone, as a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to academic achievement, Historic Huguenot Street announced that there are 13 recipients of a total of $15,000 in scholarships.
Descendants of Huguenot families who advance scholarly work in fields related to Huguenot Street’s mission, such as architecture and historical anthropology, are eligible to apply for the scholarships. 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.
Education has been a cornerstone of the Huguenot Street experience since at least 1689, when Jean Cottin was hired as the first schoolmaster. “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.
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).
Historic Huguenot Street, located in New Paltz, NY, is a 10-acre National Historic Landmark District that includes a visitor center, seven stone house museums, a reconstructed 1717 French church, and an early burial ground.
For more information on their scholarship program please visit: www.huguenotstreet.org/education/scholarships