Story by Lisa Englert. Photo by Hal Goodtree.
CARY, NC – The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel are pleased to offer their 2013 History Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for this annual scholarship which recognizes a student who exhibits an aptitude and passion for the study of history that could result in a career as a history teacher, museum educator, historian or historic preservationist.
History Scholarship Up for Grabs
The Friends’ History Scholarship was established in 2012 to advance their mission of enriching the community by serving as guardians for the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, by advocating preservation of Cary historic sites, by archiving history and facilitating history education, and by promoting the cultural arts.
The dedication and deep commitment of this group are driving forces behind Cary’s historic preservation efforts. The Friends take great pride in maintaining the beauty and history of Cary and wish to encourage those attributes in area youth through this scholarship.
The $750 award is given to a high school senior who is a Cary resident, and may be used for any educational-related expenses. In addition, the recipient’s name will be displayed on a permanent plaque at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center.
Essay and Application
To be eligible, students must submit a 600-1,000 word essay on a local history topic, along with an application and letter of recommendation from their High School history instructor. The 2013 History Scholarship essay topic is The Role of Education in Making Cary What it is Today.
Completed applications are due by April 15, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be notified by May 30, 2013 and recognized at the Friends’ Board of Directors meeting on June 5, 2013.
Visit http://www.friendsofpagewalker.org/history_scholarship for more information, including an application form and complete list of requirements.