This year’s recipient of the Hudson River Heritage $1000 Founders’ Scholarship Award is Lia Vaccarino of Rhinebeck. This scholarship is an educational component of our mission of preserving the unique character of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s historic architecture, rural landscapes and scenic views through education, advocacy and community involvement. 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. Lia’s application and interview on the significance of our local history and her personal interest and involvement in historic preservation made her the unanimous choice of the HRH Scholarship Committee.
Lia will be attending SUNY Purchase in the fall. Congratulations Lia!
HRH 2018 Founders’ Scholarship recipient, Lia Vaccarino, receiving the award at Rhinebeck High School’s awards assembly from Joyce Gelb, HRH board member.