New Paltz, NY (January 6, 2023) –Historic Huguenot Street and the Hasbrouck Family Association are pleased to announce the eight recipients of a total of $25,500 in scholarships for 2022. Together, the two organizations have now provided over $225,000 to further the education of more than 150 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. For four scholarships, 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 HHS Committee includes Dr. Louis Roper, Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, and Carol A. Johnson, Coordinator of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library.
Candidates for the Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship four awards are reviewed, and recipients are awarded by the Hasbrouck Family Association, including its President, Thad C. Hasbrouck, its Vice President, Robert H. Freehill, and its Treasurer, Rebecca J. Hasbrouck.
The 2022 recipients are: Kate Bellman, SUNY Oneonta (Early Childhood Education), Katherine Blake, Saint Louis University (Occupational Therapy with a Minor in Health Care Ethics), Jamie Boulo, Grand Canyon University (Hospitality Management), Maria Dawson, Tufts University School of Medicine (Maine Track), Holly Ellis, Kansas State University (Architecture with a Minor in Gerontology), Josiah Hasbrouck, Cairn University (Politics), Jerushah Maelys Taylor, University of Michigan (Music-Violin Performance), and Aurora Schmit, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (History with a Minor in Museum Studies).
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 (HHS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to preserving a pre-Revolutionary Hudson Valley settlement and engaging diverse audiences in the exploration of America's multicultural past, in order to understand the historical forces that have shaped America. As an educational institution founded by the town’s French-speaking Protestant descendants and chartered by the University of the State of New York Department of Education, HHS explores the lives of the early European colonists, honors the region’s Indigenous people, and acknowledges the enslaved and disenfranchised peoples who built this place. Today, HHS is recognized as an innovative museum and community gathering place, providing visitors with an inclusive presentation of our shared past. For more information visit www.huguenotstreet.org.
About the Hasbrouck Family Association
The Hasbrouck Family Association Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation located in New Paltz, New York. It is a Type B Corporation as defined in subparagraph (a) (5) of Section 102 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York. Founded in 1957, with a membership of about 300, HFA has four primary purposes: 1) To support, preserve, furnish and maintain as a museum, the Abraham and Jean Hasbrouck Houses on Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY, presently administered by Huguenot Historical Society of New Paltz, NY as an example of the Huguenots’ lifestyle and their contributions to early American history, and to assist in the support, preservation, and maintenance of other sites authorized by our charter or certificate of incorporation. 2) To maintain and continue the genealogical and historical records of the family. 3) To publicize, both within the Corporation and publicly, items of interest to family and Corporation members, whether it be historical or current. 4) To foster our Huguenot heritage and ideals in education, freedom of thought, and family life. The Association holds an annual gathering in New Paltz.
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