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Student Funding
 

Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Dr. Gerald R. Dreslinski Award
Each year the History Department may give the Dreslinski Award to one undergraduate major and one graduate student who have excelled in the study of early American history, broadly defined as the period between the colonial and Jacksonian eras (16002 to 1830s).

Jo Anne Nicolay Foundation Award
Undergraduate and Graduate Students in United States Civil War History can win $500 in research support through this award. Students must submit a c.v., a one-page research proposal, and a budget proposal. Undergraduate student applications go to Prof. Elizabeth Lublin; Graduate applications go to Prof. Elizabeth Faue. Awards will be made at the spring reception in April. This award is only open to History students. Deadline: March 1st of any year.

Rolf and Jennie Johannesen Endowed Memorial Award
The History Department may award up to two scholarships annually, each worth up to $500 for tuition, to undergraduate majors and/or graduate students with high GPAs at WSU. Special emphasis will be given to those who demonstrate special interest (broadly defined) in ancient/classical history or in the classical tradition from the Middle Ages to the present.

 

Undergraduate Students Only

F. Richard Place Endowed Memorial Award
The History Department may designate one or two undergraduates to receive the Place Award based on outstanding performance in HIS 5996, the History Capstone. Faculty teaching the Capstone will nominate students, and the basis for the Department's selection of recipients will be the Capstone paper. Award/s will be made at the spring reception in April. Only History majors are eligible.

Sterne-Lion Research Scholarship
The History Department may award up to two grants worth up to $1500 each to support a research project proposed by a History major. These funds will be used to augment a university grant to support undergraduate research; any History majors who receive such a grant from the university, through the Honors Program, may apply. The award is therefore administered jointly by the History Department and the Honors Program. The deadline for proposals to be submitted to the Honors Program is in November. The exact amount of the award is decided by the DUS and the Undergraduate Committee; recipients will be announced separately from the above awards.

Mark and Linee Diem Endowed Scholarship
The History Department may award one partial tuition scholarship to a History major who has completed 90 credits with a high GPA at WSU. Eligible students must also have an exceptionally strong record in history classes, particularly in upper-level courses (3000 and above) and have demonstrated excellence in writing a term paper in one of those upper-level courses.

Winfred A Harbison Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This award is given to at least one major who has completed at least five courses in history with a high GPA and has demonstrated excellence in writing a term paper in one upper-level history class. 

Graduate Students Only

Joe L. Norris Endowed Award
Graduate students in American History can win $500 may win a prize for an outstanding HIS 7830 or 8000-level seminar paper. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. No application required; prize based on nomination by faculty in Methods and Seminar courses. Awards will be made at the spring reception in April. This award is only open to History students. 

Richard D. Miles Endowed Memorial Award
Graduate students can win $500 may win a prize for an outstanding HIS 7830 or 8000-level seminar paper. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.25. No application required; prize based on nomination by faculty in Methods and Seminar courses. Awards will be made at the spring reception in April. This award is only open to History students. 

Alfred H. Kelly Memorial Research Award
Graduate Students may win an award worth up to $600 in research support (including travel). Students must submit an application form, a c.v., and a copy of their transcript. Awards will be made at the spring reception in April. This award is only open to History students.

Graduate Student Travel Award
The Graduate Student Professional Travel Award provides support to doctoral and master students presenting a scholarly paper or poster at a national major professional meeting. Only students enrolled full-time during the award year are eligible for this award. Presentation at conferences in the United States or Canada only; student must be the major presenter. Only one award per student per year. Funding for this award is a 3-way split, 50% from the Department of History, 25% from the Graduate School, 25% from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a maximum of $1,200 available per student. Available until all funds appropriated are depleted. Students begin by submitting the application form (available on the College website) and a proposed budget. If approved, then the student must make travel arrangements and file WSU travel documents through the History Department.

External Awards

The Society of Colonial Dames Prize
The History Department will nominate one eligible graduate student who concentrates on American history prior in 1845 and who provides evidence in a paper written on that subject. The Society offers an annual $1500 competitive prize to a graduate student in Michigan who concentrates on American history prior to 1845. No application required; based on faculty reccomendations.

 

 

 

 

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