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Academic Awards

Jean France
Historic Preservation Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Jean France Historic Preservation Scholarship.  This one-time, $500 award is intended to encourage and support students who demonstrate an interest in a career related to historic preservation.  The scholarship award honors Jean France, who as a teacher, mentor, consultant and advocate, shared her knowledge and passion for historic preservation. 


  • High School senior or college student

  • Pittsford resident attending any high school or college OR non-resident attending Pittsford Sutherland or Pittsford Mendon High School or a college/university in Monroe County

  • Enrolled, applying, or accepted into a college program that may lead to a career related to historic preservation 

  • College programs may include but are not limited to: architecture, history, museum studies, landscape architecture, environmental studies, or another related field.





Jean France

This scholarship honors Jean France, a Pittsford resident, architectural historian and preservation advocate who worked tirelessly for the preservation of Pittsford’s historic architectural and cultural resources. She was a founding member of Historic Pittsford.

Recent Past Recipients

2023 - Elizabeth Pearson, SUNY Brockport


2022 - Danielle Strauf, RPI


2021 - Evelynne Borrelli, SUNY Potsdam


2020 - Sierra Krienke, Syracuse University

2019 - Joseph Perry, Monroe Community College

2018 - Jonathan Beldner, Purdue University

2017 - Austin Ange, Viginia Tech

2016 - Julia Corsetti, Simmons College

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