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History Scholarships

The study of history involves the people, places and events that comprise our collective past. This is a major for those that like to read and write. You'll need to like both these activities because you'll be doing an awful lot of them. Fortunately, there are plenty of history scholarships available to help ease the burden. Continue reading to find out more.

As a history major, you'll be required to select a concentration for your studies. These concentrations can include time periods (for example, Russia under the Romanovs); geographical regions (French history) and intellectual history (the history of print culture). In most programs you'll work closely with an academic advisor to devise a schedule of courses that satisfies both your interests as well as the requirements of your institution. 

Most history degree programs feature a foreign language requirement. Also, many programs have a study-abroad program where you spend a semester in another country, seeing the distant past in a new vital context. Lower-level courses tend to be more general, covering broad topics such as Western civilization. By the time you get to the upper level courses, you begin to specialize and focus your studies. These courses are often seminars featuring small class sizes and plenty of interaction between professor and students.

If you want to continue your education beyond the bachelor's degree level, there are a host of options. Graduate history degree programs allow you to continue your exploration of a particular subject in great detail. A doctoral degree is generally needed to teach history at the college level. However, a master's is often sufficient for teaching at the secondary level (along with the appropriate teaching certification).

Along with continuing your historical studies at the graduate level, this major can also be the pathway to a range of careers. Because the study of history encourages critical reading and thinking skills, it is an excellent degree for those interested in careers in government service, law, business and many other professions.

Follow the links below to find out more about history scholarships. 

The Michael I. Sovern/Columbia University Affiliated Fellowship

This fellowship, awarded by the Provost of Columbia University, was established by the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome and Friends of Columbia University in honor of Michael Sovern's chairmanship of the Academy board from 1993 to 2005. It enables a member of the Columbia community to spend six weeks in residence at the Academy.

Ray and Kathy LaHood Scholarships for the Study of American Government

The Dirksen Center sponsors the LaHood Scholarships to promote the study of politics and governance as practiced by the distinguished public servants who have represented Illinois's 18th district in Congress, a list which includes Abraham Lincoln, Everett Dirksen, Robert H. Michel, Ray LaHood and, currently, Congressman Aaron Schock. The purpose of the LaHood Scholarships is to provide financial support for tuition, fees, and books to Bradley University juniors who are majoring in a discipline related to The Dirksen Center's purpose and interest or in a subject related to the study of the federal government. The program is managed by The Institute for Principled Leadership. The LaHoods endowed the program with a series of donations to The Dirksen Congressional Center beginning in 2005. Who is Qualified to Apply? In order to be considered for a LaHood Scholarship, students must meet the following requirements: They are a junior in good standing who will enter their senior year of study in a field related to the study of the U.S. government (e.g., political science, public administration, American studies, U.S. history). They attend Bradley University. They have a Grade Point Average (on a four-point scale) of at least 3.5 overall and 3.5 in their major. They agree to write a 250-word evaluation of the impact of their scholarship before the end of their senior year. They agree to meet with Ray or Kathy LaHood during the second semester of their senior year. Questions? Call, write, or e-mail: Brad McMillan, Executive Director
Institute for Principled Leadership Bradley University
 1501 W. Bradley
 Peoria, IL 61625
 (309) 677.4408 (PHONE)
 bmcmillan@bradley.edu

Charles S. Iwata, Jr. Memorial Annual Scholarship

Must be pursuing Hawaiian Studies or Hawaiian language General criteria for all scholarships: • Must be a classified undergraduate student • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, unless specifically noted • Enrolled in a two- or four-year, accredited* college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. • Full-time status, unless specifically noted • Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community. Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

James H. High Memorial Fellowship

College of Social Sciences - History Must be an upper division/graduate student in the field of American history, with an overall GPA of 3.0, and a GPA of 3.5 in major.

ASCP Student Scholarships

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must: - Be enrolled in a NAACLS or CAAHEP accredited college/university science program or a clinical laboratory science program approved by an appropriate accrediting agency AND be in the final clinical year of education. - Be a United States citizen OR a permanent United States resident. - Complete all sections of the scholarship application. - Enclose official school transcripts with the application form. If you have less than 30 semester hours of college credit, you must also send a high school transcript. If you have attended more than one college, you must enclose separate transcripts from each institution attended. Transcripts should be sent to your program director for insertion into your application packet. Please note: You may fulfill the requirement for the submission of official transcripts by enclosing official transcripts from each institution attended or by enclosing copies of official transcripts that have been verified (signed and dated) by your program director. Selection Criteria: - Academic achievement (cumulative GPA) - Leadership abilities - Professional goals

ISF-MCA Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCA Scholarship of the Muslim Community Association of the Bay Area, MCA. The ISF-MCA Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCA. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

ISF-MCC Scholarship

ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-MCC Scholarship of the Muslim Community Center East Bay, MCC. The ISF-MCC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with the MCC. Description and Eligibility: ISF accepts online applications once a year starting in December for a period of three months. Each Eligible Applicant Must Be: Muslim and active member of the Muslim Community; Attending an accredited university in the U.S.; Majoring in an ISF supported field of study; Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.; An undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing.

Dudley T. Moorhead Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - History College of Arts & Humanities For any worthy student. Note: on a rotation basis every three years, if only one scholarship can be awarded, with College of Humanities and the Arts, College of Social Sciences, and Dept. of History. Graduate students must have taken their undergraduate degree from SJSU.

Toyota/UNCF Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $7,500Classifications: Undergraduate FreshmanMinimum GPA: 3.0Eligible Majors: Engineering, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Information Systems, Education, Marketing, Communications, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Political Science, English, Business-Related, Architecture, History, Psychology, Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Business Sales , Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems, Construction EngineeringEligible Schools: Bethune-Cookman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Tuskegee University, Xavier UniversityEligible Locations: OpenScholarship Detail:Toyota is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders within the automobile industry. Toyota has partnered with UNCF to provide scholarship opportunities to students at the targeted institutions. The selected recipients will receive a scholarship in the amount of $7,500. The additional majors include Biomedical Engineering, International Business, Manufacturing Engineering and Network Administration and Public Administration.Apply OnlineDonor/Sponsor Name: Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Homer David Kahilialau and Thelma Mabara Burge, Sr. Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 3.2 or above  Hawai`i resident  Demonstrate financial need  Pursuing a degree in Hawaiian Studies – cultural, music and language  Attending a University of Hawai`i system campus  Two letters of recommendation from people who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community  A statement on why you are enrolling in Hawaiian studies and what you hope to gain from it  Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Barbara Buss Casaroli Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - History To be awarded to an outstanding student for achievement in Asian history. Must have an overall GPA of 3.0; 3.5 GPA in major.

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