The East Hampton Town Trustees are currently reading the applications submitted by seniors of the East Hampton High School in the hope they will garner the highest vote from the Trustee board members to be awarded the annual gift of funds from the Captain William J. Rysam Scholarship Fund. The funds will help the student with their college tuition expenses.
The Trustees are particularly interested in students who express their knowledge and history of the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton as the first governing body established in 1686 and of the Dongan Patent. The applicant should also know what our responsibilities are and what Trustee committees do to preserve and protect the harbors, ponds, beaches, waterways, Trustee roads, and a host of other environmental issues we face as a community.
The scholarship applications were due to the guidance counseling offices during March and the Education committee received the applications and accompanying artwork this month to read and review. In early May the Trustees will provide the school with the applicant’s number that had the most votes and the winner of the Trustee’s Captain William J. Rysam Scholarship funds.
As we are still observing the social distancing and mask wearing during COVID-19, we await to be notified as to whether or not there will be the EHHS Local Scholarship Awards Night. If so, it will be held on May 27, 2021.