Congratulations to this year's winners. Below are 1st place winner, Zaina Awwad, and 2nd place winner, Jake Lhotan, being presented with their awards by Kathy Ennis, Secretary of the YHS Board of Trustees. Photos by Jason Medina.
This award is to be presented to a high school senior residing in Yonkers who has demonstrated both an educational and a significant personal interest in Yonkers history.
SCHOOL OR COLLEGE:
The applicant must be planning to pursue further education.
AMOUNT OF AWARD:
1st prize of $1,000, 2nd prize of $500, are payable upon proof of matriculation at an accredited school.
BASIS OF AWARD:
Applicants will present a project showing understanding and appreciation of Yonkers history. The project may be in a medium chosen by the student: written essay, photographic montage, video, mixed media, etc. A bibliography or reference list must be included when applicable. Students may choose any topic, but the project should contain more than repetition of facts from the internet or textbooks.
Possible themes for applicants to consider are: presentation of an argument based on Yonkers historical facts; relating Yonkers history to their own family; comparing the past and present in Yonkers; and showing Yonkers part in events of U.S. or World history. Projects are not limited to those suggestions. Several events, institutions, businesses, organizations and cultures have shaped Yonkers history. People, starting with Native Americans through our most recent immigrants, are all part of this history.
Yonkers Historical Society
If you mail it, the deadline is by postmark May 1, 2023. Submit one copy of the application form (also available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org), project and student transcript to:
Ms. Kathleen Ennis Yonkers Historical Society Education Committee Chair Patricia Mangold Scholarship Award P.O. Box 190 Yonkers, New York 10710
You may also email (email@example.com) your application, project and transcript, or you may drop it off at the YHS Office in the Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710, when the office is open. Call the Historical Society ahead of time (914) 961-8940 to confirm someone will be there, and please leave a message, if necessary.