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.
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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.
* Applicant must be a female U.S. citizen * Scholarship monies must be used at an accredited Texas College or University * Applicant must have completed two semesters of studies and present transcripts of all college work * Applicant must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average * Selection will be based on academics and need * Applicant must desire to enter the professions of law, public service, government, political science, or women's history
College/Department: Humanities & the Arts - English & Comparative Literature To encourage interest in classical and medieval studies by sponsoring an annual essay contest for students matriculated for six or more semesters at SJSU during the semester the award is given. An annual essay contest in classical and medieval studies.
Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application
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.
Call, write, or e-mail:
Brad McMillan, Executive Director
Institute for Principled Leadership
1501 W. Bradley
Peoria, IL 61625
(309) 677.4408 (PHONE)
General Purpose: To provide scholarships to help Jewish or non-Jewish students who hope to pursue careers which will include teaching the Holocaust to future generations to pursue collegiate and/or graduate studies in Holocaust education. Criteria: Financial need. Geographic Limitations: San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, Marin and Sonoma counties.
Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a history degree. 2. Must be graduate student. 3. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.mensafoundation.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home1 for more information and an application form.
College of Social Sciences - History Applicants must be full time students with a declared major in ancient history.
Criteria: Open to: Entering and Continuing Cal Poly Pomona Students Class standing: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Major: History, Political Science, Pre- Law Minimum GPA: 3.00 Unit load requirement: Full-Time (undergraduate 12 units, graduate 8 units) Required activities or participation: None Limited to students with calculated financial need: Yes Other criteria: Demonstrated campus/ community involvement.
College of Social Sciences - History Must be a deserving history major nominated by a faculty member. Selection based on high GPA and financial need.
Recipient must be a History major with an interest in ethnic studies, who is a native of Kansas, with a preference given to students from western Kansas. Undergraduates and graduates are eligible.
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