Hudson River Heritage Announces Award of Annual Founders’ Scholarship

Hudson River Heritage announces that a Founders’ Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to Rhinebeck High School graduating senior Theodore Walter Gadsby.  The annual competitive scholarship award is made to a student who has shown an interest in the study of history and/or related fields of cultural and architectural preservation. Hudson River Heritage is a nonprofit membership organization committed to preserving the unique character of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s historic architecture, rural landscapes and scenic views through education, advocacy and community involvement. HRH is the federally designated steward of the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District, a 32-square-mile area stretching from Clermont to Staatsburg, New York. This scholarship is an educational component of the organization’s mission.

Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors from the Landmark District’s component school districts of Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Germantown, who have shown an interest in the history of the area and have demonstrated this interest through participation in related activities.  Mr. Gadsby will attend Bowdoin College, and is planning to major in history.

This year’s scholarship award will be presented by Hudson River Heritage Vice President Kiki Steele at Rhinebeck High School’s June 25th Commencement ceremony.

With thanks, as always,

Warren Smith