Scholarships in History

Maxann Foy Scholarship in History

Award: $600, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student with a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (minimum composite ACT score of 27) who is majoring in history.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Award: -, Deadline: December 19

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must plan to enter a Ph.D. program in the humanities, plan a career in college teaching, and present evidence of outstanding academic promise. Applicant must take the GRE test by December 1.

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Richard C. Maguire Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 2

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in history or a related field. Selection is based upon academic merit. Applicant should include self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Students

Award: $75,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Award is intended to support an academic year of residence at any national residential research centers. Program encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site.

Edna V. Moffett Fellowship

Award: $12,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a young alumna of Wellesley College planning a first year of study, preferably in history. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

Margaret Dale Philp Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a woman who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who is enrolled in a graduate studies program in the humanities or social sciences. Special consideration is given to study in Canadian history only as a deciding factor, all else being equal. Applicant must reside in Canada.

Fellowship in New England History and Culture

Award: $750, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must base research on museum and library holdings.

Thomas Jefferson Fellowship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman who is a graduate of Wellesley College and plans advanced study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

Mary McEwen Schimke Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a graduate of any American institution, female, age 30 or over, and currently engaged in graduate study in literature and/or history. Preference is given to those in American studies.

Ottis Lock Endowment Research Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must submit biographical data, a general statement of the benefit and uses of the proposed research, purpose of funds, and a complete budget. Research should focus on the history of the East Texas region.

Alice E. Smith Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a professional or nonprofessional writer, academic, or independent scholars. Cover sheet, resume, and completed book proposal (see link to book proposal form) are required to be submitted. Applications are accepted year round.

George E. Mylonas Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate major in Arabic; art history and archaeology; Chinese; classics/ancient studies; comparative arts; comparative literature; dance; drama; English; film and media studies; French; German; modern Hebrew; history; interdisciplinary project in the humanities; literature and history; Italian; Japanese; Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies; music; philosophy; religious studies; Russian studies; or Spanish.

Reid-Baskin Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Newberry or York counties, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Olivia James Traveling Fellowship

Award: $25,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Preference is given to projects of at least a half year's duration and to students of the archaeology, architecture, classics, history, and sculpture. Award is for travel and study in the Aegean Islands, Asia Minor, Greece, Mesopotamia, Sicily, or southern Italy and is not intended to support field excavation projects.

Amy Louise Hunter Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: Varies

Application, supplemental materials, or book manuscript eligible for publication by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Press are required to be submitted. Applicant is encouraged to discuss his or her project with the editorial director prior to submission.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican. Applicant must have completed no more than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of graduate work in fields eligible for support.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $35,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within seven years, be a U.S. citizen or national, and be an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican-American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

Storer Scholarship in English or History

Award: $12,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and rank in top tenth of class.

Mary Caroline and Robert Oliver Carmichael Memorial Fund Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Dr. James Anders Memorial Scholarship

Award: $900, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Opal R. and Opal A. Lovett Scholarship

Award: $1,320, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Maj. John Pelham Memorial Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: March 1

Preference is given to residents of Calhoun County, AL.

Hazel Butler Garms U.S. History Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: February 21

Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Award: $1,500, Deadline: June 30

Selection is based upon academic excellence measured by the weighted average of students scores on Regents exams taken prior to senior year. Subject areas are: comprehensive English, global studies, U.S. history/government, level three math, and science.

Harriette Craig Bludworth Owens Scholarship

Award: $200, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Charles Julian Bethea Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

L.H. Maier Memorial Scholarship

Award: $700, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Robert S. and Kathryn N. Small Presidential Scholarship for Liberal Arts

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Judge William M. Beard Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: June 15

Applicant must be a lineal descendant of worthy Confederates or collateral descendant who is a member of the Children of the Confederacy or the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited college or university, and carry a minimum of 12 hours each semester. Applicant must be prepared to pass entrance examination of prospective college or university. Applicant must submit proof of Confederate Military Record, line of descent from Confederate ancestor, a letter of endorsement from sponsoring Chapter, a letter of recommendation, complete financial report, official transcripts, an essay on the significance of a southern heritage, and a wallet-size photo. Original and four copies of the application forms and five copies of all documents, certificates, and letters must be submitted to the Division Director of Education. All inquiries must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.