Students Earn Scholarships from The Villagers

UM SoA students Hitomi Maeno, Daniel Clavijo and Jessica Stefanick
By UM News

UM SoA students Hitomi Maeno, Daniel Clavijo and Jessica Stefanick

Students Earn Scholarships from The Villagers

By UM News
Three UM School of Architecture students have been awarded scholarships by The Villagers, a local group dedicated to restoration and preservation in the Greater Miami area.

Three University of Miami School of Architecture students have been awarded scholarships by The Villagers, a local group dedicated to restoration and preservation in the Greater Miami area. Recipients from UM are senior Daniel Clavijo, junior Jessica Stefanick, and sophomore Hitomi Maeno.

Clavijo, a graduating senior who is receiving the award for the second time, said, that he was very grateful for the scholarship. “Preservation is important to me because we should leave nature, and the built environment, in a better state than we found it,” he said. Clavijo and Maeno received a $4000 scholarship each and Stefanick received $3000.

The Villagers recently awarded more than $20,000 for college scholarships to deserving students in Miami-Dade County with an interest in architectural historic preservation and restoration. Seven students were selected from the field of applicants based on scholastic standing, recommendations, and samples of their work as well as a statement of interest in preserving architectural past.

The Villagers, Inc., is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites in the Greater Miami area. The association originated with the efforts of a group of citizens who came together in 1966 to work to save the Douglas Entrance, one of George Merrick’s original public projects in Coral Gables. The Villagers has supported the University of Miami School of Architecture since 1985 and has to date given more than $142,100.

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©3.   www.thevillagersinc.org