History Scholarships

Inquisitive nature, intuitive sense of curiosity, a constant thirst for knowledge – sound familiar? Then you may have the inner workings of a history major. The skill sets a history major acquires are applicable to an array of fields because generally studying history isn’t designed as a preparation for a particular profession. Rarely do history majors become historians; instead, most become teachers, writers, politicians, lawyers, researchers and enjoy fulfillment in a multitude of other fields. Taking your passion of studying events, people and landmarks of the past isn’t the worst way to earn your bread and butter!

Organizations like the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History regularly award history majors for their achievements but below are just a few history scholarships in our database perfect for those majoring in history. To find even more scholarships, whether based on your major or any number of other criteria, conduct a free scholarship search today.

Professor E.A. Rogers Award
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Are you a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior hoping to attend a top college or university? Are you looking for a challenging and dynamic summer program that allows you to take college level courses while getting a preview of college life? The Professor E.A. Rogers Award provides a full tuition scholarship to the prestigious Junior Statesmen Summer School. The program is offered each [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must: - Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment - Be a United States citizen - Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 17, Annually
Each year, 10 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 450 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits. Scholarship recipients receive a full-tuition scholarship (less financial aid) [...] More

Smithsonian Minority Student Internship
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Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are available for students to participate in research or museum-related activities for periods of 10 weeks. U.S. minority undergraduate and beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply. The appointment carries a stipend of $350 per week and travel allowances may be provided. Deadline: February 1 (For Summer); October 15 (for Spring) For more [...] More

SONF King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
King Olav V of Norway gave his permission to the Sons of Norway Foundation to use his name in establishing a fund to be known as the King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund. Its purpose is to fund activities in which the American and Norwegian heritages are explored, studied and shared by qualified scholarship recipients. More than $200,000 has been raised by selling medallions and securing [...] More

Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
Please read fully, and do not send postal mail, use our web form at the website for asking for more information and getting a quicker answer. Also, please review other scholarships we have on our website. The Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship provides $1,000 in honor of Staff Sgt. Richard Eaton, a United States Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and Bronze Star recipient who [...] More

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 06, Annually
Sponsored by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia (NSCDA-GA), The Georgia Trust offers two $1,500 scholarships to promote excellence in the study of American history and historic preservation. These scholarships encourage students to pursue degrees that will lead to working in preservation and related fields and thereby assist The Georgia Trust in its [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: August 01, Annually
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce the continuing annual competition for the George Watt Memorial Essay prizes. Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the [...] More

Carl Albert Center Visiting Scholars Grant Program
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The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance to researchers working at the Center's archives. Awards of $500-$1000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging. These research visits to the Carl Albert Center usually last no longer than one [...] More

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The College of Saint Rose is committed to enrolling students with superior ability and proven achievement. To support our commitment, the College offers a generous array of academic scholarships. These scholarships are not based on financial need, but on the merits of students' academic achievement. The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and are [...] More

Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Director of Naval History (N09BH) has established the Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship Program to promote development of a broad understanding of naval history within the American national experience. This historical knowledge is an invaluable tool for the decision making process. The scholarship was named in honor of the late Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, USNR, an eminent [...] More

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship is open to a promising upper division or graduate student who shows a commitment to communicate and interpret a love of nature and an understanding of the need to practice conservation. Eligibility for application is extended to any student or graduate student enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution whose [...] More

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in either political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one-time award in the amount of $1,000. Awards are placed on deposit with the college or university; any unused portion shall be returned to the [...] More

Roosevelt Archival Internships
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) offer Roosevelt Archival Internships to undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Preference may be given to students majoring in history, political science, archival, library, or computer/information science. Research skills, basic computer skills, familiarity with the Internet, and knowledge of [...] More

The B. Phinizy Spalding & Hubert B. Spalding Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 06, Annually
The Georgia Trust annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to encourage the study of historic preservation and related fields: - The Hubert Owens award is given in honor of the founding dean of the University of Georgia Landscape Architecture Program - now the School of Environmental Design - which houses the Historic Preservation Program. - The B. Phinizy Spalding award is named after the [...] More

GWCF National Scholarship Competition
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
The GWCF National Scholarship Competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. Entrants receiving full four-year tuition scholarships shall only be eligible for one-year special awards. Three (3) copies of a one-page essay not to exceed 300 words stating why applicant is [...] More

Salvatori Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 14, Annually
The ISI Salvatori Fellowship provides $10,000 to each awardee for graduate work related to the American Founding. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually. The ISI Salvatori Fellowship Program seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of both the principles of the Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. The overall purpose of the program is to [...] More

Western Civilization Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 14, Annually
The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship awards each recipient $20,000 for graduate work related to Western Civilization studies. Two of these graduate fellowships are awarded annually. The ISI Western Civilization Fellowship Program is designed to address our culture’s loss of memory by supporting at the graduate level the study of the institutions, values, and history of the West. For more [...] More

JSU Alabama Judge Pelham Merrill Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The JSU Alabama Judge Pelham Merrill Scholarship is for incoming full-time freshmen from Cleburne County. For more information on this award, please visit our website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Major John Pelham Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Major John Pelham Memorial Scholarship is for History majors in their junior or senior year of college at JSU; preference will be given to Calhoun County [...] More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
Application Deadlines: October 29, Annually
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and [...] More

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 14, Annually
The Weaver Fellowship Program is maintained exclusively for those who will teach, for that profession presents the greatest opportunity to deal with the first concerns of civilization, and thus with its ultimate preservation. The Weaver Fellowship Program assists future teachers who are motivated, as was Professor Weaver, by the need to integrate the idea of liberal education with their teaching [...] More

JSU Alabama Opal R. & Opal A. Lovett Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
This scholarship was established by Mr. Opal R. and Ms. Opal A. Lovett for a deserving student majoring in History, English or Art who has achieved sophomore or above status with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Mr. Lovett was the University's Photographer prior to his retirement. Ms. Lovett taught in the English Department prior to her retirement. For a complete list of available JSU Alabama Scholarships, [...] More

James Madison Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Application Deadlines: March 04, Annually
Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution. The Foundation offers two types of fellowships: - Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a [...] More

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