Applications being accepted for 2023 Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is accepting applications for the 2023 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 May 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. A stalwart supporter of thoroughbred racing, the arts, and public service, Mr. Cantacuzene 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 750 words detailing their community service and its rewarding aspects. 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 Matt Reichel at or (518) 584-0400 ext. 118. The entry deadline is April 7.

High school seniors in Saratoga County applying for the Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship can pick up the application form at their school’s guidance office or download it from the Museum’s website here: Rodion Cantacuzene Scholarship | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ( The application and essay should be submitted to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866. The materials may also be emailed to or submitted in person at the Museum during business hours.  

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