The mission of the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) is one of education. As America’s oldest watchmaking guild, founded in 1866, HSNY strives to advance the art and science of horology, which is largely entrusted to watchmaking students.
Today, HSNY proudly announces a major expansion of its Henry B. Fried Scholarship. Beginning in 2019, HSNY will award multiple scholarships of $10,000 each. Any student who has been accepted to or is currently studying at one of nine full-time watchmaking schools in the United States is eligible to receive the award.
Prospective students may also apply, with the understanding that the scholarship is contingent on their acceptance to a full-time watchmaking school. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 1, 2019.
“The Horological Society of New York wants to help watchmaking students succeed in every way,” said Edwin M. Hydeman, Executive Director of HSNY. “The Henry B. Fried Scholarship was designated to ensure future generations of watchmakers.”
Scholarship recipients will be awarded at the Horological Society of New York's Annual Gala & Charity Auction on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
The Henry B. Fried Scholarship was created in 2017 in honor of Mr. Fried, one of America’s most recognized authorities in the field of horology and a former HSNY President (1954-1955).
While most watchmaking schools in the U.S. are free and tuition is covered by a sponsoring brand, professional watchmaking tools and living expenses are not covered.
“More watchmakers retire every year than the number that graduate, and HSNY is doing everything it can to reverse this trend,” added Nicholas Manousos, President of HSNY. “Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, members and donors, we are able to continue to expand our scholarship program. We want to encourage as many people as possible to consider a career in watchmaking. It is a dynamic, vibrant and awarding industry. I wish all the best to the 2019 applicants!”
To learn more about the Henry B. Fried Scholarship and to read the full qualifications, please visit http://hs-ny.org/scholarship/. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Henry B. Fried Scholarship.