The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) announces three new financial aid opportunities and scholarships, each created to further support the Society’s mission of advancing the art and science of horology. These are:

The Charles Sauter Scholarship for Innovation in Horology — Honoring the innovative spirit of Charles Sauter who worked for Bulova Watches and served as Principal Engineer for the Apollo 17 Lunar Seismic Profiling Experiment, among other accomplishments.

The Charles London Scholarship for Watchmaking Students — Named after Charles London, a self-taught clock maker and emigrant whose business evolved into today’s London Jewelers.

The Simon Willard Award for School Watches. This scholarship opportunity encourages students to create a school watch before graduation, allowing them to showcase the multitude of skills learned in watchmaking school. The finished product can be the first step towards independent watchmaking — an art that preserves traditional watchmaking techniques.

HSNY notes that the application period for all scholarships is from January 1 to March 1 each year. Any student who has been accepted or is currently studying at a full-time watchmaking school in the U.S. is eligible to apply for financial aid. Prospective students may also apply with the understanding that the scholarships are contingent on their enrollment at a full-time watchmaking school.

HSNY will announce the scholarship awards in April, with awards of up to $5,000 (Sauter and London scholarships) and $10,000 (Willard award) available. For details and for a full list of requirements, see the HSNY website here.

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