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Since a degree in history provides students with the understanding of events which are of key importance to historians and can be applied to many other fields of study, many organizations award scholarships for history majors to further their academic achievements. With the assistance of scholarship funding to reduce the financial burden of rising tuition costs, you can earn a history degree in preparation for finding career fulfillment as a historian, teacher, writer, lawyer, politician, archeologist, researcher, and more. The following are just a few of the most generous scholarships that are perfect for those majoring in history just like you.

1. AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program

Deadline: February 28th

Funded by one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union, the AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program provides a 10-week summer field placement with a $4,000 stipend and $5,000 scholarship to passionate activists interested in a career in the labor movement. Eligible students of color must be majoring in Labor Studies, American Studies, Sociology, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Social Work, or Public Policy, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and be a second-semester sophomore or junior.

Contact

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program
1625 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 659-0446
cclark@afscme.org
http://www.afscme.org/organize/uncf

2. ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest

Deadline: August 1st

Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), the George Watt Memorial Essay Contest is open to graduate and undergraduate U.S. students who submit a 3,500 to 7,500-word essay about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic. Work will be judged on the basis of originality, effectiveness of argument, and quality of research.

Contact

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
799 Broadway Suite 341
New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-5398
info@alba-valb.org

3. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship

Deadline: January 1st

Each year, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Fellowship program awards a monthly stipend of $1,850 with housing to graduate and doctoral history majors who are participating on research projects related to the eighteenth century of American history. In order to be eligible for the funding, candidates must submit an online application, current CV description of proposed project, a one-page bibliography of relevant literature, and at least two letters of recommendation.

Contact

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
P.O. Box 7867
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
(336) 727-4694
asecs@wfu.edu

4. Bolton-Cutter Prize

Deadline: April 1st

Administered by the Western History Association, the Bolton-Cutter Prize is awarded annually for the best article submitted on any phase of the history of the Borderlands, from the Floridas to the Californias, from the 16th century to the present. In order to win the $500 prize and get the article published in the Western Historical Quarterly, authors must include broad essays on the synthesis of major political, economic, cultural, and social developments on the chosen peoples, movements, or institutions.

Contact

Bolton-Cutter Prize
605 Gruening Street
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-6508
westernhistoryassociation@gmail.com
http://www.westernhistoryassociation.wildapricot.org/awards/articles&essays/bolton-cutter

5. Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship

Deadline: September 19th

Established by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship is granted annually for up to $5,000 to students at participating member U.S. institutions who are majoring in the areas of American Studies, Art, Social Sciences, History, International Studies, or Anthropology. Eligible undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and demonstrate financial need.

Contact

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
1805 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 810-0263
Imara.canady@uncf.org

6. CIRI Foundation Heritage Project Grants

Deadline: March 1st and September 1st

With the goal of promoting individual self-development through education on the heritage of Alaskan Natives, the CIRI Foundation Heritage Project Grants are offered annually for up to $6,000 to college students involved in educational projects or research that involve studying the history, ethnology, anthropology, philosophy, and culture of the Alaskan Natives in the Cook Inlet Region. Qualified researchers who are Alaska residents must submit an application, proposal description, project timeline, detailed budget, and three letters of support.

Contact

CIRI Foundation Heritage Project Grants
3600 San Jeronimo Drive Suite 256
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 793-3575
tcf@thecirifoundation.org

8. Dorothy Ezell DuPree Scholarship

Deadline: March 12th

Annually, the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation grants the Dorothy Ezell DuPree Scholarship to Jefferson County graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to attend a four-year accredited institution in the United States with a major in English, Library Science, or History. Along with the application, students applying for the $1,000 scholarship must submit an official transcript, copy of parents’ most recent federal income tax returns, two letters of recommendation from unrelated sources, and a one-page personal statement.

Contact

Dorothy Ezell DuPree Scholarship
211 West Third Avenue Suite 105
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 850-7934
pinebluffarea@arcf.org

8. Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Jobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

Created by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Jobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of at least 24 credit hours in American History or American Government. In order to be eligible for the renewable $2,000 award for up to four years, qualified candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and be enrolled full-time at any accredited U.S. institution.

Contact

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Jobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
1910 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(202) 628-1776
scholarships@dar.org
http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

9. Finnish American Social Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 10th

Administered by the Greater Worchester Community Foundation (GWCF), the Finnish American Social Club Scholarship is designed to provide financial support to Worcester County graduating high school seniors of Finnish heritage who will be pursuing an accredited undergraduate degree in History, Political Science, or Economics in Massachusetts. Eligible candidates for the up to $5,000 scholarship must attach a financial statement, official high school transcript, recommendation letter, resume, and one-page essay on career plans.

Contact

Finnish American Social Club Scholarship
370 Main Street Suite 650
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 755-0980
info@greaterworcester.org

10. Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

The Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society offers the Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Student Scholarship to outstanding student members entering the fall semester of their senior year who are majoring in Modern European History from 1815 to present. In order to qualify for the $1,000 scholarship, applicants must submit an official copy of the undergraduate transcript, a current resume, three letters of recommendation, and a signed letter from the department chair confirming the student is not enrolled in an online degree program.

Contact

Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Student Scholarship
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
(800) 394-8195
info@phialphatheta.org

12. James Madison Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 4th

For graduate students who are pursuing a master’s degree to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level, the James Madison Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program provides $24,000 to one candidate per state to participate in the foundation’s four-week Summer Institute on the Constitution at Georgetown University. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens, be actively pursuing a career as a teacher of American History for grades 7-12, and already possess a bachelor’s degree.

Contact

James Madison Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
1613 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) 525-6928
glavinj@georgetown.edu
http://www.jamesmadison.com/eligibility.php

12. J. E. Caldwell Centennial Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

Each year, the Daughters of the American Revolution National Society award the J.E. Caldwell Centennial Scholarship to exemplary students who are currently pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at any accredited institution within the United States. For consideration for the $2,000 one-time award, qualified applicants must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher, be enrolled on a full-time basis, demonstrate financial need, and exhibit leadership potential for advanced interests in history.

Contact

J. E. Caldwell Centennial Scholarship
1910 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(202) 628-1776
scholarships@dar.org

13. League of World War I Aviation Historians Mike Carr Student Paper Competition

Deadline: May 31st

As a non-profit organization that publishes the quarterly journal “Over the Front,” the League of World War I Aviation Historians hosts the annual Mike Carr Student Paper Competition for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from any U.S. accredited institution who compose an original essay on some aspect of aviation during the 1914-1918 World War I years. Papers must be at least ten and no more than 20 double-spaced pages with a comprehensive list of primary source references.

Contact

League of World War I Aviation Historians Mike Carr Student Paper Competition
909 Pine Street
Yankton, SD 57078
OTF-papers@overthefront.com
http://www.overthefront.com/about/student-essay-competition

14. Marion Maccarell Scott Scholarship

Deadline: February 20th

Established by the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship is awarded for $1,000 to graduates of any public high school in Hawaii who are planning to attend any accredited institution on the mainland full-time with a major in Geography, Anthropology, Economics, History, International Relations, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher, submit a one-page personal statement on international understanding, and demonstrate a commitment to achieving world peace.

Contact

Marion Maccarell Scott Scholarship
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 566-5570
scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org

15. National Foundation for Women Legislators Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: September 15th

Each year, the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) hosts a nationwide Bill of Rights Essay Contest to award seven female high school juniors or seniors with a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to the foundation’s national conference. Female applicants must submit an essay contest verification form, two copies of the 400 to 600-word essay on public policies for women, and a letter from a sponsoring female state legislator.

Contact

National Foundation for Women Legislators Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest
1050 17th Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-3040
alex@womenlegislators.org

16. National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia Scholarships

Deadline: February 16th

Sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Georgia Trust provides two annual scholarships for $1,500 each to outstanding graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in the study of American History with the goal of working in historic preservation. Qualified applicants must be legal residents of Georgia and be accepted for full-time enrollment at an accredited Georgia institution.

Contact

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia Scholarships
1516 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 885-7817
kryan@georgiatrust.org

17. Olivia James Traveling Fellowship Program

Deadline: November 1st

Annually, the Archeological Institute of America offers the Olivia James Traveling Fellowship Program to graduate students who are enrolled in an approved Archeology, Architecture, Classics, History, or Sculpture program and are interested in studying in Greece, the Aegean Islands, Sicily, Southern Italy, Asia Minor, or Mesopotamia. Preference for the $25,000 fellowship funding will be given to U.S. citizens who are AIA members and are currently engaged in dissertation research to receive their Ph.D. degree in one of these majors.

Contact

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship Program
656 Beacon Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 358-4184
fellowships@aia.bu.edu
http://www.archaeological.org/grants/700

18. Pete McCormick Memorial History Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

At Missouri State University, the Pete McCormick Memorial History Scholarship is granted for $1,500 to full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Humanities and Public Affairs who are majoring in history with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. All eligible candidates must submit a one-page personal statement outlining his or her related experience and interests in history. Preference will be given to students interested in the Civil War or military history and to those who demonstrate financial need.

Contact

Pete McCormick Memorial History Scholarship
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-5511
History@MissouriState.edu

19. Redlands Republican Women’s Club Fund Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Sponsored by the San Bernardino County Federation of Republican Women (FRW), the Redlands Republican Women’s Club Fund Scholarship is awarded to registered members who are graduating from a two-year college or finishing the second year of a four-year university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Qualified candidates must be planning to continue their studies in the fields of Political Science, American History, Civics, Government, or Communications with evidence of leadership potential.

Contact

Redlands Republican Women’s Club Fund Scholarship
1029 J Street Suite 340
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-4084
SanBernardinoCountyRWF@cfrw.org

20. Richard Gilder Scholarship

Deadline: November 7th

Within the Department of History at the University of Michigan, the Richard Gilder Scholarship has been created in honor of the Wall Street stockbroker to annually award $1,000 to an outstanding UM student who has completed at least 90 credit hours with an undergraduate major in History. Preference for the one-time award will be given to applicants with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher whose coursework indicates an emphasis on pursuing a profession related to American History.

Contact

Richard Gilder Scholarship
Tisch Hall Room 1029
425 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-6305
umhistory@umich.edu

21. Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

In honor of an eminent naval and maritime historian who won the Pulitzer Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship is awarded annually for $5,000 to one active-duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps who is pursuing graduate study in History, International Relations, or a related field. Selection for the award is based on relevance of study to U.S. naval history, demonstrated professional performance, high academic qualifications, and leadership potential.

Contact

Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship
805 Kidder Breese Street
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374
(202) 433-2729
hrnavalmuseum@navy.mil
http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/prize3.htm

22. Truman A. Warner Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Established in memory of Western Connecticut State University’s late Professor Emertius, the Truman A. Warner Scholarship is awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at the university with junior-level standing and a major in History, American Studies, or Social Sciences. Qualified candidates of the scholarship must demonstrate significant academic achievement, a breadth of intellectual interest related to historical events, and considerable service to the campus community.

Contact

Truman A. Warner Scholarship
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 837-8200
alexanderm@wcsu.edu

23. Western Civilization Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 16th

With the mission of addressing our culture’s loss of memory in the history of the West, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute offers the Western Civilization Fellowship Program to grant $20,000 to full-time U.S. graduate students who are interested in conducting work related to the Western Civilization Studies. Eligible candidates are required to submit an original ten-page essay, one-page outline of prior education, three-page autobiography, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.

Contact

Western Civilization Fellowship Program
3901 Centerville Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19807
(800) 526-7022
awards@isi.org

24. W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships

Deadline: October 1st

Annually, the W.F. Albright Institute of Archeological Research awards up to 32 fellowships for graduate students and doctoral scholars in Near Eastern studies from prehistory through the early Islamic period, including the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, Bible, epigraphy, historical geography, history, language, philosophy, or religion. Along with the application, qualified candidates must supply at least three references, a comprehensive resume on professional/academic background, and a statement for proposed research.

Contact

W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Fellowships
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
(401) 865-1789
jbranham@providence.edu
http://www.aiar.org/fellowships.html

25. Withers Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

Within the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), the Withers Scholars Scholarship is granted to junior and senior-level students who are currently enrolled full-time with an academic major in Education, History, Political Science, English, Communications, or Theater. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens, be enrolled in at least 12 semester credits, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and demonstrate exemplary service to the community and society.

Contact

Withers Scholars Scholarship
2101 East Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 481-6160
EricksoC@ipfw.edu

For those who have an inquisitive sense of curiosity, consistent thirst for discovering knowledge, and intuitive nature for investigating the ideas of the past, you may have the ideal inner workings for being a history major. When you enroll in a history degree program, you will engage in a set of unique educational experiences to examine history for finding clues for addressing the future. In order to fulfill your passion in history without accumulating mountains of student loan debt, be sure to check out these 25 great scholarships for history majors for increased funding options.

Thinking about majoring in history? Well, there are a lot of great scholarships to help you on your journey. There is funding available for just about anyone willing to look for it and take the time to apply. Some awards are for just for a couple hundred dollars while others will pay for all of your higher education. Your best bet is to apply for as many as you qualify for. Historical societies, individuals, companies, non profit organizations and religious institutions nationwide put aside money annually to help support history majors. Below is a list of the best 20 scholarships available currently. You will notice most have specific criteria, so read carefully to see if you qualify.

1. The Gerald and Elsie Ham Scholarship

Deadline: February 28th

$10,000  awarded annually to one graduate student

The Society of American Archivists offers this generous scholarship every year. The F. Gerald and Elsie Ham Scholarship is awarded to one person yearly based on merit. The student must also have a letter of recommendation from a professor at their current institution stating why that student would contribute to the profession of archivist. The application must include an official grade transcript, a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae (that specifically states interest in the scholarship and provides information on your interests applicant’s interests). Last but not least, he student must include some kind of unspecified project that shows that you can “think like an archivist.” They say this could be a summary of some research completed in an academic environment, a seminar paper, a published article, or some other project.

2. The Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship

Deadline: February 28th

$500 awarded annually to one college freshman leaving high school

The Willa Cather Foundation presents the Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship. This award is specifically for graduating seniors in high school that live in Nebraska and will be incoming freshman at an accredited college to either major in history or English. The application must include a 1,500 word essay on “ My Antonia,” a novel by Willa Cather. The essay must be in MLA format and discuss characters, themes, and lessons.

3.The Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship

Deadline: November 1

$5000 Awarded to one graduate student annually for a project about the Aegean Bronze Age

The Archaeological Institute of America created the Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship to help graduate students concentrating in history, the classics, and archeology. Eligible students must be involved in a research project about the Aegean Bronze Age. Graduate students applying must become members of AIA for one full year before applying for the scholarship. Priority is given to the projects that involve traveling to the Mediterranean. To qualify you must be actively pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree and demonstrate academic merit.

4. B. Phinizy Spalding Scholarship

Deadline: February 12th

$1,000 awarded to two freshman annually

This scholarship is only for freshman in an accredited Georgia university majoring in history. It was founded with the intent to preserve Georgian culture and historical structures. To qualify you must be enrolled full time and show a “sincere commitment to historic preservation.” You also must be planning to stay and work in-state after college to give back to the community. Winning students must show leadership skills and academic success. Application documents include proof of enrollment, a transcript, and a resume of preservation related experience.

5. Helen James Brewer Scholarship

Deadline: June 15th

$1,000 awarded to an undetermined number of descendants

This scholarship is only for students that are descendants of Confederate soldiers and marines who are enrolled full time in an accredited Georgia university. The applicants must be pursuing a major in history or literature. Only residents of Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee can apply. The student must also be endorsed by a Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. If the scholarship is won, the awarded will enjoy the this gift every semester until their degree ends.

Make sure to read the fine print, as there are lots of requirements to cover.

6. Christopher W. Keyser Scholarship

Deadline: July 31st

$1,000 awarded annually to undergraduates planning to go into law

This scholarship program was founded by the law firm Keyser Law, P.A. in Minneapolis, MN for undergraduates planning to major in history, criminal justice, and pre-law, among other related fields. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a four year program and plan on continuing into an ABA-accredited law school afterward. Winners are chosen by an essay contest focusing on current events from a legal stand point. Some topics include police body cameras and immigration.

7. Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

Deadline: May 15th

$1,000 awarded annually to graduates in late stages of research

The Coordinating Council for Women in History offers the The Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship each year to graduates in need. The applicants must be members of CCWH and already be candidates for a doctoral program. The applicant’s research must interrogate race and gender.

8.The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

Deadline: February 15th

$2,000 annually for up to four years

Offered by the Daughters of the Revolution, The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in American History or American Government. To receive the grant continually until graduation the student must maintain a GPA of 3.25.  The student must also plan to concentrate their study by taking at least 24 credit hours in American History and American Government.

9. Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

$1,000 awarded annually to university seniors

Each year, Phi Alpha Theta hosts the Graydon A. Tunstall Undergraduate Scholarship for members of Phi Alpha Theta. The scholarship is for exceptional students that are entering their senior year of a bachelor’s degree. The funds are specifically for the student to study modern European history from 1815 to the present.

10. J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History

Deadline: April 1st

$5,000 awarded annually to doctoral and post doctoral students

The American Historical Association (AHA) manages the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship which offers late stage and post doctoral students who hold a PhD in history the opportunity to apply. If chosen, the students will spend two to three months working full-time in a residency program at the Library of Congress. This is an amazing opportunity for those looking to further their career. The applicant must present a project in the application about American history that the collections at the Library of Congress could aid in.

11. James Madison Memorial Junior Fellowships

Deadline: March 1st

Up to $24,000 to aspiring history teachers

This fellowship is for those wishing to became educators in history or government to grades 7-12. You must be a US citizen to apply and win. You must have a bachelor’s degree already and plan on getting your master’s in education or history. You must be willing to take take at least 12 credits of constitutional study, and attend a four-week summer institute.

12.Withers Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

The Wither’s scholarship is variable in amount to cover tuition

The College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue  and at the University of Fort Wayne offer the Withers Scholars Scholarship to juniors and senior seniors working towrd their bachelor degree. They must be majoring in one of the following to qualify: History, Education, English, Theater, Political Science, or Communications. This award is limited to applicants in the United States. To qualify,  you must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, have at least a GPA of 3.3 or higher. You must also show how you benefit your community. If won, the award will cover the entire cost of your tuition and campus service/parking fees for one full academic year. The award will be given each year to an undetermined number of students.

13. King V. Hostick Scholarships

Deadline: March 31st

$5,000 awarded annually to graduates

Illinois State Historical Society created this scholarships for history majors in the process of writing their doctoral dissertations on the history of Illinois. Graduates must demonstrate unmet financial need, display research skills, and provide a six-page proposal. Preference is given to students working in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

14. Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship

Deadline: February 10th

$2,000 awarded annually to 2 high-school students

The Daughters of the American Revolution annually award this scholarship to two high school students that have a GPA of 3.25 and demonstrate advanced interest in history. The student must plan to work full time toward a bachelor’s degree in history at an accredited university. DAR offers a similar scholarship for graduate students called the Centennial Scholarship.

15. Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 15th

$20,000 awarded annually to doctoral female students

Every year Phi Beta Kappa offers the Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship Program, with no membership required to students internationally. To be considered, applicants must be unmarried women between the ages of 25 to 35. They must be able to show the ability to produce quality research work. Also, they must be almost completed with their doctorate degree save the dissertation. The founder wanted to help women in Greek and French studies to live abroad while researching. The Fellowship alternates yearly between French and Greek studies. In 2018 the fellowship will be for those focusing in French.

16. Bolton-Cutter Prize

Deadline: April 1st

$500 awarded annually to essay context winner

The Western History Association awards the Bolton-Cutter Prize each year for the best article focusing on any phase in the history of the Borderlands. This generally includes the Floridas to the Californias from the 16th century to present day. A WHA member or the author themselves can nominate an article for consideration. There are no education requirements to win. If no article is worthy, no prize will be awarded.

17. Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest

Deadline: July 15th

$3,000 awarded annually to 6 female high school juniors or seniors plus an all expense paid trip

For 20 years the National Foundation for Women Legislators and the National Rifle Association have teamed up to host and fund this scholarship. Along with the award money, high school students get to travel to NFWL’s Annual Conference where the six winners will be presented awards.

18. The Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Memorial Fellowship

Deadline: January 15th

$4,000 awarded annually to multiple doctoral students

The Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Memorial Fellowship supports doctoral and post-doctoral research on the history of the Jewish-Polish relationship, during the Holocaust period and into modern culture, discussing what contributions Jewish people made to Polish culture and literature.This Fellowship is to be used for the awarded to research at the YIVO Library and Archives for a period of 2-3 months and give a public lecture at the end of that time.

19. The Thomas S. Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

$1,000 awarded annually to multiple PhD students

The Thomas S. Morgan Memorial Scholarship is one of three doctoral scholarships offered by Phi Alpha Theta. To qualify, you must be a member of Phi Alpha Theta and be in the process of entering a graduate school for the first time in the fall. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in History or Library Sciences. This scholarship does not apply to students already enrolled in a graduate program, only those in the process of entering. It also does not apply to students enrolled in online degree programs. Unlike most scholarship applications, this one cannot be completed online. Six copies of the completed application and all of the secondary materials will need to be mailed to:

Graduate Scholarship Committee
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave SOC107
Tampa FL 33620-8100

Phone:800-394-8195

20. ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest

Deadline: August 1st

$250 awarded annually to multiple or a single student at all levels of education.

ALBA is short for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. The Abraham Lincoln Brigade fought fascists in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939. ALBA is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the defense of human rights and social activism. George Watt was a writer and an activist who formed ALBA. High-school all the way up through to doctoral students are encouraged to submit an essay on the Spanish Civil War. This scholarship is not limited to any country. The length of the essay depends on what level of education you are at. It can be in Spanish or English.

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