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HSNY: Grace Fryer Scholarship for Female Watchmaking Students | Features

The Horological Society of New York (HSNY) is launching a brand new monetary help initiative “to additional its mission of advancing the artwork and science of horology” — the Grace Fryer Scholarship for Feminine Watchmaking College students.

The scholarship is devoted to the Radium Women — the ladies of the Nineteen Twenties who labored as dial painters in Illinois and New Jersey and succumbed to the customarily lethal unwanted effects of working with radium, a cloth that was then instrumental in making luminous dials for watches and gauges. These ladies had been typically instructed to level the radium-lined brushes utilizing their lips. Consequently, the Radium Women suffered horrific unwanted effects from radium poisoning and lots of misplaced their lives.

Fryer (1899-1933), a dial painter in New Jersey who was poisoned by the aspect, spearheaded an extended, arduous battle towards their employer, the US Radium Company, to acknowledge the lethal repercussions of utilizing radium and demanded compensation for the ladies who typically unknowingly fell prey. Fryer spent years preventing for the Radium Women and their case would go on to realize nationwide media consideration and set up authorized precedents, having super labor rights impacts and ushering scientific advances.

“I imagine Aunt Grace would view this scholarship, which the Horological Society of New York has graciously named after her, as a logo of progress for girls”

Artwork Fryer, Grace Fryer’s nephew

The Grace Fryer Scholarship joins HSNY’s further monetary help alternatives in watchmaking:

● The Henry B. Fried Scholarship for Watchmaking College students
● The Benjamin Banneker Scholarship for Black Watchmaking College students
● The Oscar Waldan Scholarship for Jewish Watchmaking College students
● The Howard Robbins Award for Watchmaking Faculties

Software Course of

The applying interval for all scholarships is January 1 to March 1 of yearly. Any feminine pupil who has been accepted or is at the moment finding out at a full-time watchmaking faculty within the U.S. is eligible to use to the Grace Fryer Scholarship. Potential college students may additionally apply, with the understanding that the scholarship is contingent on their enrollment at a full-time watchmaking faculty. Monetary help is awarded each April with awards as much as $5,000 in 2022. To use, college students ought to e-mail a letter in PDF kind to the Trustees of the Horological Society of New York that features a biography, an evidence of their motivation to review watchmaking, and an evidence of how this scholarship would profit the applicant. A resume is required, and reference letters are really useful.