The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society presented the Highland Park Education Foundation with a $50,000 addition to a standing endowed scholarship the PCHPS funds, which is awarded annually to a Highland Park High School graduating senior interested in architecture, history, decorative arts, or a similar classical pursuit.
The fund was established in 2011 after the society’s board voted to allocate proceeds from their Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon. The recent contribution will increase the endowment to $200,000.
The 2016 scholarships were awarded to Greer Gordon, a history major at Washington and Lee, and Charles Menke, a history major at Cornell University.
PCHPS plans to steadily increase the scholarship and partner with Highland Park ISD to emphasize the importance of education of Highland Park’s historical heritage.