Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Self-nominations for the following departmental prizes, along with the necessary supporting documentation, should be submitted electronically to the Administrative Assistant for the Department, Ms. Shelly Cotten (), by the deadline listed below. Files in .pdf format are preferred. Copies of these forms are available in the Departmental office (LA-4210) upon request. Students may apply for more than one prize. Please direct questions concerning application procedures, eligibility, or guidelines to Dr. Benjamin Zajicek ().

  Who is eligible? deadline award
Matthews Prize

Juniors or seniors who are History Majors and demonstrate excellence based on GPA and merit

Five to Eight to be awarded in 2022

Feb. 22, 2022

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$1000 toward tuition
Mary Catherine Kahl Prize

History Majors or Minors of outstanding promise who have not yet graduated

Nominees must submit one essay to be evaluated by the faculty committee

Two to be awarded in 2022

Feb. 22, 2022

Application form [PDF]

$1000 prize
Arnold Blumberg Prize

Junior or Senior History Majors demonstrating excellence in European History based on GPA and merit

One to be awarded in 2022

Feb. 22, 2022

Application form [PDF]

$1000 prize
Disabled American Veterans Prize in History

Graduating senior History Majors based on GPA and merit as demonstrated by a paper written for an upper-level history course

One to be awarded in 2022

Feb. 22, 2022

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$1,000 prize
Douglas D. Martin Sr. History Award

Undergraduate History majors 

Has demonstrated excellence in the study of The Western U.S. or Native American Peoples based on GPA and merit

One to be awarded in 2022

Feb. 22, 2022

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$1,400 prize

Sander Senior Prize in History 

Graduating seniors who have been accepted to a graduate program in history or a related field

April 20, 2022

Application form [PDF]

$10,025 prize (towards graduate school expenses)
Distinguished Presidential Scholarship  Open to juniors based on academic merit and renewable in their senior year. Rotates between English and History Departments

No award in 2021 or 2022

All tuition and fees