Scholarships and Awards

Every year, the NHA gives out awards to graduating seniors from Nantucket High School:

  • The Erwin L. Greenberg Book Award was established in 2003 in honor of Erwin L. Greenberg, a former NHA trustee, by a group of his friends to recognize his affection for Nantucket Island and its history. The award recognizes a Nantucket High School senior who has exhibited strong interest and achievement in history, particularly Nantucket history. The 2018 Greenberg Award recipient Cristian Calderon.
  • The Nantucket Historical Association Scholarship is awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in the humanities and has also demonstrated a commitment to Nantucket’s community through volunteer time and initiatives.

The 2018 committee (made up of local NHA board of trustees members) was so impressed by the applicants that they awarded two students with the NHA Scholarship again this year.

2018 NHA Scholarship Recipients

Kayla Hudzik, 2018 NHA Scholarship RecipientKayla E. Hudzik born and raised on Nantucket by her parents, Thomas Hudzik and Jane Ziesing. Kayla has a great appreciation for Nantucket’s history, her community and enjoys giving back too by volunteering her time with various local organizations. In August of 2018, she will begin her studies at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Caroline Richards, 2018 NHA Scholarship RecipientCaroline Richards has lived on Nantucket since she was two with her mom Laurie and her younger brother Mookie. During her time at NHS Caroline was president of her class for three years, captain of her sailing and soccer teams and editor-in-chief of Veritas. After high school, she is excited to be attending Trinity College in Hartford, CT.


2017 Recipients

Erwin L. Greenberg Book Award & NHA Scholarship

Jacob Aloisi, 2017 NHA Scholarship and Greenberg Book Award WinnerJacob Aloisi was born and raised on Nantucket by his parents Lynne and Sam Aloisi. During his time at NHS, he served as a class officer and captain of the swim team. Always drawn to the ocean, Jacob will be attending the United States Coast Guard Academy as a cadet after graduating NHS with honors this past spring.

NHA Scholarship

Sonja-Martel, 2017 NHA Scholarship Award WinnerSonya Martel was born on the island to a family of Nantucket natives and always felt fortunate to grow up in such a supportive community. Sonya has tried to stay close to her native roots by studying Nantucket’s history, and by volunteering in community events. In August of 2017, she will begin her studies at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation among all audiences.

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