National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame accepting applications for 2021 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is accepting applications for the 2021 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship, an annual award recognizing young leaders and volunteers throughout Saratoga County. The scholarship, awarded in a one-time amount of $1,000, will be presented in June to a high school senior from Saratoga County who has demonstrated a record of academic excellence and exemplary service to the community along with a strong interest in pursuing future studies in history and/or the arts.

Mr. Cantacuzene served on the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Board of Trustees for 30 years and contributed to the Museum in various capacities. Mr. Cantacuzene, a stalwart supporter of thoroughbred racing, the arts, and public service, passed away in 2016.

High school seniors interested in applying for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship are asked to submit an essay of no more than 500 words detailing their community service and the rewarding aspects of the service. Applicants should also describe how the subjects of art and/or history have influenced their educational pursuits. Questions pertaining to the scholarship should be directed to Lindsay Doyle, the Museum’s educator, at (518) 584-0400 ext. 118 or The entry deadline is April 9.

High school seniors in Saratoga County applying for the Rodion Canatacuzene Scholarship can pick up the application form at their school’s guidance office. The application and essay should be submitted to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, c/o Lindsay Doyle, 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. The materials may also be emailed to

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