Department of Architecture Students Receive 2017 Villagers Scholarship


The Villagers, Inc. recently awarded $34,000 in college scholarships to ten deserving students from Florida International University, DASH, and Miami-Dade County’s magnet school for architecture and design.

Each year, The Villagers awards outstanding college students with the Villager Historic Preservation Scholarships. The scholarship recipients are students who display interest in historic preservation, have high scholastic standing and show potential to make a positive contribution to local preservation sites.

Victoria L. Champion chaired The Villagers scholarship selection committee that included members Renee Belair, Verna R. Hodges, Margie Palmer, Irene Priess, and Barbara Moller.

The committee selected two outstanding FIU Department of Architecture students, Kaitlyn Fuson and Carolina Richardson as recipients. Both students are Masters in Architecture candidates and shared deep interest in historical preservation and architectural restoration.

Fuson, a junior in the architecture program, thanked the organization for paving the way to her future career.

“Thank you to The Villagers for this amazing scholarship and allowing me to meet an organization that does so much to preserve local architecture,” she said.

Please visit the Villagers, Inc. to find out more information on the organization and scholarship.

About The Villagers:

The Villagers, Inc. is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  Founded in 1966, the all-volunteer organization is a not-for-profit 501(c)3.

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