The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History is presenting a $500 scholarship in memory of local historian Ruth Piwonka to a student in Columbia County looking to further their education in history.
To honor Ruth Piwonka, Trustee Emeritus of the Board of the Jacob Leisler Institute, the Institute has established an annual scholarship in Ruth’s name to be given to a student who is accepted at an accredited college or university and has declared, or an intention to declare, a major in history. The application is to be submitted by the student’s guidance counselor. This application must be submitted by May 1st, 2023 and a student will be selected by June 1st, 2023.
Ruth was a Columbia County, New York, historian. Former executive director of the Columbia County Historical Society, 1976–1983, she co-authored with Roderic Blackburn A Visible Heritage. Columbia County, New York. A History in Art and Architecture (1977)and Remembrance of Patria (1988); she also wrote A Portrait of Livingston Manor (1986), among numerous other works.
More details on the scholarship can be found on our website at the following link: https://jacobleislerinstitute.org/ruth-piwonka-scholarship-award/
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