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.

Ashbrook Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Ashbrook Scholarship is a $2,000 annual and renewable scholarship to Ashland University awarded solely on merit to the most promising students interested in studying politics and history. For more information, and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Boren Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Boren Scholarships, a prestigious initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for [...] More

Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2020
  • Amount: $18,000
  • The Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship was established to encourage and support research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greek civilization. The proposed research may be approached through any discipline including, but not limited to, area and ethnic studies, anthropology, archaeology, art history, education, history, literary criticism, the natural and physical sciences, [...] More

Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Charles G. Koch has supported research and educational programs focused on improving human well-being, especially for the least fortunate, for more than 50 years. The Charles Koch Foundation has continued this mission since its founding in 1980 by supporting the study of free societies, and the ideas, institutions, and values that maximize well-being.

    Eligibility:
    - Superior academic [...] More

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $22,000
  • The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and are renewable each year for four years or eight semesters, as long as the student remains in good academic standing. The rigor of a student's high school/college program is considered in determining scholarship eligibility. Award amounts vary on academic and test scores. Available scholarships include Trustees [...] More

CSU Glenn & Dorothy Dumke Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 5/17/2021
  • Amount: $1,400
  • To be eligible for the CSU Glenn & Dorothy Dumke Fellowship, applicants must: be a CSU graduate student in the areas of public policy, American history, economics, library science, archival management, or government; have a 3.0 GPA; and, use the award to pursue research projects within the Dumke Collection or other collections housed within the CSU archives at CSU Dominguez Hills, the Center for [...] More

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintaining a 3.25 GPA. U.S. citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter. For more [...] More

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two deserving college juniors or seniors enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. For [...] More

GWCF National Scholarship Competition

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship is for intelligence professionals and personnel desiring to make a career in the intelligence field. Your essay should describe your affiliation with the intelligence career field or how you are working towards that goal. The winner will receive a mentor in the intelligence career field. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

ISC-IIOC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the ISF-IIOC Scholarship, applicants must: be a Muslim or involved in the Islamic community; major in an ISF supported field of study (see website for more details); have a 3.0 GPA; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and, be an undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD). Recipients are notified in July. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

ISF National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are Muslim or an active member of the Muslim community, enrolled at an accredited university by [...] More

ISF-MCA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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. Each eligible applicant must be: attending an accredited university in the U.S.; majoring in an ISF [...] More

ISF-MSA West Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the ISF-MSA West Scholarship, applicants must: be a Muslim or involved in the Islamic community; major in an ISF supported field of study (see website for more details); have a 3.0 GPA; be a US citizen or permanent resident; and, be an undergraduate (junior/senior) or of graduate standing (includes PhD). Recipients are notified in July. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

ISF-SRVIC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ISF offers many joint and sponsored scholarships with partner organizations, masjids, student/alumni associations and private sponsors that share its mission and vision. SF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-SRVIC scholarship of the San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC). The ISF-SRVIC Scholarship program is only [...] More

ISI Henry Salvatori Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The ISI Salvatori Fellowship seeks to further an understanding and appreciation of the principles held by the American Founding Fathers and the culture that formed their values and views. Eligible applicants must: be members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute; and, pursuing graduate studies for the purpose of teaching at the collegiate level. Pre-professional students (medical, law, [...] More

ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year ISI grants Richard M. Weaver Fellowships to students who intend to use their advanced degree to teach. The fellowship seeks to uphold the idea of academic excellence and the role of education in producing persons capable of making reasoned choices in favor of liberty. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program, and be members of the [...] More

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarships offers to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding. The application requires a 600-800 [...] More

JSU Opal R. & Opal A. Lovett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The JSU Opal R. & Opal A. Lovett Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in history, english, or art who has achieved sophomore or above status. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest is an ongoing merit competition for new and amateur aspiring writers. Run on a quarterly basis, an eligible entry is any previously unpublished short story or novelette (under 17,000 words) of science fiction or fantasy. There will be three cash prizes in each quarter: a first place prize of $1,000, a second place prize of $750, and a third place [...] More

Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools [...] More

Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship is offered to students with a minimum 3.0 average for the third level of undergraduate studying in the field of archives management with a preference given to applicants specializing in American history. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. For [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

Roosevelt Archival Internships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Roosevelt Library seeks a summer intern to work in its Archives Department. The Library offers a limited number of paid internships in the summer and occasionally offers internships for credit during the spring and fall. Preference may be given to students majoring in history, political science, archival, library, or computer/information science. Current undergraduates, recent graduates, and [...] More

The JCB Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The John Carter Brown Library Fellowship Program offers graduate students and scholars of the early Americas from the U.S. and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately forty fellowships are awarded annually for periods of two to ten months. Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students, scholars, and [...] More

The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship is awarded to two graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance 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. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.25. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or [...] More

The Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies supports Ph.D. and Post-doctoral candidates pursuing advanced study in the Holocaust. Supported research can include: the immediate historical context in which the Holocaust took place; political, economic, legal, religious or socio-cultural aspects; ethical and moral implications; or other related, relevant topics. Candidates can be studying [...] More

The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington grants two (2) $1,500 scholarships annually. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be: a descendant of a person establishing residence in one of the following states: Washington State during or prior to 1870, Oregon State during or prior to 1853, Idaho State during or prior to 1863, Montana State - west of the crest of [...] More

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Last Reviewed: September 2020