Each year The Villagers award scholarships to students with a demonstrated interest in historic preservation, a noteworthy academic record and the potential to make a significant contribution to historic preservation in the future. The purpose of the scholarship program is to foster professional development in historic preservation in the State of Florida.

The Villagers Announce 2017 Scholarship Recipients

The Villagers recently awarded $34,000 in college scholarships to deserving students with an interest in architectural historic preservation and restoration. Ten students were selected from the field of applicants based on scholastic standing, recommendations, samples of their work and their statement of interest in preserving architectural past.

Recipients from the University of Miami were sophomore architecture students Daniella P. Cancel, Shannar O’Connor and David Holmes. All three are in the five-year School of Architecture program.

University of Florida awardees Anulekha Chakraborty and Taurean Merriweather are both graduate students studying historic preservation

Carolina Richardson, a graduate student, and junior Kaitlyn Fuson, were the recipients from Florida International University ’s Department of Architecture.

A portion of the scholarship funds are designated for deserving students graduating from DASH , Miami-Dade County’s magnet school for architecture and design. The winners of the award are able to designate the scholarship to the university of their choice. Graduating seniors selected were Theo Neil A. Blones and Chloe Castillo from Miami and Sheridan Posschelle from Palmetto Bay.

(L-R): Villagers Irene Priess and President Mary E. Burke, Carolina Richardson and Kaitlyn Fuson from FIU, David Holmes (UM), Villager Scholarship Chair, Victoria Champion, Daniella P. Cancel, and Shannar O’Connor from UM and Villagers Renee Belair, Verna Hodges.

UM: (L-R) David Holmes, Daniella P. Cancel, and Shannar O’Connor with Villager Scholarship Chair, Victoria Champion.

FIU: (L-R) Carolina Richardson, Villager Scholarship Committee Chair, Victoria Champion and Kaitlyn Fuson.

Villagers’ Scholarship Application

If you are a student with a demonstrated interest in Historic Preservation and its allied disciplines to be considered for Villager scholarships, please download and mail the completed application to the Villagers Scholarship Chairman.