Scholarships for History majors

20 scholarships for History majors

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Students who study history are typically inquisitive and are always searching for knowledge. Some history majors become historians, while others become teachers, lawyers, politicians, or writers. College can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education.

Below are 20 college scholarships, contests, and internships for History majors, or lovers of history. Only brief information is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship website to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Washington Crossing Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Jan. 15
Description: Applicant must be a high school senior planning to pursue a career of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.

B. Phinizy Spalding and Hubert B. Owens Scholarship
Sponsor: The Georgia Trust
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 6
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in their first year of school in Georgia. Applicant must be majoring in historic preservation or related fields such as archeology, architecture, history, and planning.

DAR Centennial Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to deserving juniors and seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

The Lucinda Benventi Findley History Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: Feb. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated advanced interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States

The Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize
Sponsor: The Atlantic and College Board
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: Feb. 28
Description: Contest is open to students 16-19 years of age. Applicant must write an essay based on an influential piece of art.

James Madison Junior Fellowship Program
Sponsor: James Madison Memorial Foundation
Amount: $12,000
Deadline: Mar. 1
Description: Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals who are teachers, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree or plan to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than Aug. 31 of the year the student is applying.

Gordon Morris Bakken Scholarship in Western History
Sponsor: Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Amount: $500
Deadline: Mar. 1
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students in history researching the Trans-Mississippi West.

Graduate Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Amount: Up to $1,250
Deadline: Mar. 1
Description: Scholarship is open to members entering graduate school for the first time in the fall and pursing a Master’s degree in History.

History Scholar Award
Sponsor: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Deadline: Mar. 2
Description: Award is open to juniors and seniors attending an accredited college or university in the United States and majoring in history or American studies with an American history concentration.

William G. Saletic Scholarship
Sponsor: Independent Colleges of Washington
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Mar. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors who are studying politics or history at an independent college in Washington state.

Germans from Russia Heritage Society Essay Contest
Sponsor: Germans from Russia Heritage Society (GRHS) Youth Committee
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Mar. 31
Description: Contest is open to students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools, and to students attending accredited universities. Student must submit an essay on a topic related to German Russian history, heritage or culture. Student does not need to be ethnic German-Russian to enter contest.

Roosevelt Archival Internships
Sponsor: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI), and the William R. Emerson Archival Internship Fund
Amount: Stipend – Up to $1,400
Deadline: Apr. 1
Description: Internship is open to college and graduate level students. Preference may be given to students majoring in history, political science, archival, library, or computer/information science. Internship can last six or seven weeks and must take place during the summer break at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York.

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Apr. 15
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in California whose educational career goal coincides in communicating and interpreting nature’s wonder. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art, and California history.

Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship
Sponsor: Naval History and Heritage Command
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Apr. 30
Description: Scholarship is open to active duty commissioned officers of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps with demonstrated leadership potential and high academic qualifications who are already pursuing graduate study in history, international relations, or a related field.

Phi Alpha Theta Paper Prize Awards
Sponsor: Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: Jul. 1
Description: Award is open to members of the honor society in college or graduate school. Applicant must submit a paper of 25 (or less) typewritten double-spaced pages.

The Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Keyser Law, P.A.
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: Jul. 31
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year college or university in the United States with an interest in the legal or criminal justice fields. Applicants must major in or be actively pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Studies, English, History, Political Science, Journalism, or Communications.

ALBA George Watt Prize Essay Contest
Sponsor: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)
Amount: $250
Deadline: Aug. 1
Description: Contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Contestant must submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 and 1938

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Deadline: Nov. 1
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States or its territories. Applicant must write and record a three to five minute broadcast script on the following theme: “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future.”

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