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Hortense Tate Scholarship 2018

The Montclair History Center (formerly the Montclair Historical Society) welcomes applications for the Hortense Tate Scholarship!  Montclair residents graduating with the Class of 2018 and attending college in fall 2018 are eligible to apply. Download the application form here.

Hortense Tate was a pivotal figure in the Glenridge Avenue YWCA from the time she moved to Montclair from Kansas to become a Girl Reserve Secretary in 1921 and throughout the 20th century, continuing the YWCA mission to establish an educational center and safe haven for African American women and girls in Montclair.  Mrs. Tate inspired countless young women at the YWCA by creating a positive environment, fostering cultural pride, and encouraging African American young women to pursue higher educational degrees.  This scholarship will be awarded in her spirit!