Friday, February 25, 2022

Honoring Ruth Piwonka

The Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History announced yesterday the Ruth Piwonka Scholarship Award in memory of Ruth Piwonka, well-known and influential local historian.

Photo: Ralph Gardner, Jr.
The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing an education in history. The scholarship is available to college-bound seniors graduating from a Columbia County high school. Applications are due by May 1. All applications will be reviewed by Jacob Leisler Institute board members. The scholarship awardee will be announced by June 1. 

For more information and application guidelines, contact the Leisler Institute at

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