Charity and Education are paramount to the Waldan brand and family as the two have been longtime passions and pursuits of Oscar. In 2021, Waldan Watches and Andrew Waldan launched the “Oscar Waldan Scholarship for Jewish Watchmaking Students” with the Horological Society of New York to honor our traditional roots in watchmaking and Oscar’s legacy.
Any Jewish student who has been accepted or is currently studying at a full-time watchmaking school in the USA is eligible for the Oscar Waldan Scholarship. Prospective students may also apply, with the understanding that the scholarship is contingent on their enrollment at a full-time watchmaking school. The scholarship is awarded every April. Awards up to $5,000 are available.
To apply, students should email a letter in PDF form to the Trustees of the Horological Society of New York that includes a biography, explanation of their motivation to study watchmaking and an explanation of how this scholarship would benefit the applicant. A resume is required, and reference letters are recommended. The application period is January 1 to March 1 of every year.
For any additional information, please visit the Horological Society of New York's website here.