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.

¡Adelante! Fund Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 03, Annually
The ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Our Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training. All majors are welcome to apply for this scholarship, but students must be pursuing a pre-law program and/or [...] More

100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
This scholarship is open to Syrian women who have demonstrated exemplary social service with leadership, academic excellence, and civic responsibility, who have characteristics reflecting the importance of empathy, humility, courage and resilience, and who have the potential to serve as global leaders.

Applications from the first group will be accepted on a rolling basis between January 1st [...] More

ALBA George Watt Memorial Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: July 15, Annually
This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world 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 lifetime histories and [...] More

Army Staff Sgt. Special Agent Richard S. Eaton Jr., Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
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 died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on August 12, 2003. Recipients must be pursuing scholastic study in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security studies. [...] More

Ashbrook Scholar Program
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The purpose of the Ashbrook Scholar Program is to assist students in acquiring the intellectual and moral virtues required for thoughtful citizenship. We do this through sustained reflection on the writings of those who have thought most deeply and comprehensively about human nature and political organization, and the opinions, character, and actions of those who have most remarkably practiced [...] More

Boren Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 09, Annually
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. The countries of [...] More

Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship
Application Deadlines: October 22, Annually
The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) offers fellowships to scholars working on all varieties of topics concerning the ancient Greek world, for example, in the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, history, literary criticism, philology, philosophy, pedagogical applications, reception, and interdisciplinary studies.

Fellows are appointed for a term of up to seventeen weeks in the fall [...] More

Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant
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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. The Foundation’s culture is based on our [...] 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

CSU Glenn & Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 08, Annually
This CSU Fellowship was established in memory of Dr. Glenn S. Dumke, Chancellor or the California State University system from 1962 to 1982. The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage CSU graduate student scholars to engage in areas such as public policy, American history, economics, library science, archival management, or government.

For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

DAR Centennial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to two outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States. This scholarship was established from a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Centennial Pin. This is a one-time award in the amount of $2,500.

All applicants must be citizens of the United [...] More

Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
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 all of the following:

1. A descendant of a person establishing residence in one of these states:
a. Washington State during or prior to 1870
b. Oregon State during or prior to 1853
c. Idaho State during or prior to [...] More

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
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 maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is renewable. This award is intended to promote the study of [...] More

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
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. This is a one-time award in the amount of $5,000.

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an [...] More

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 10, Annually
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. [...] 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

Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships
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The Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship is a merit-based program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic excellence, a sense of civic responsibility and the potential for leadership. In line with the Foundation's Statement of Purpose, the Foundation will work to enhance these traits and skills in each Sumners Scholar by making additional, unique educational experiences available.

The [...] More

History Scholars Summer Program
Application Deadlines: March 02, Annually
The Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement.

Fifteen top American history college seniors will be selected as Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award winners who will:
- Spend a [...] More

IFC-UC Irvine MSU
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF offers many joint scholarships to Muslim Student/University Alumni groups that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to work with the UC Irvine Muslim Alumni Association to host the ISF-UCI Muslim Alumni Scholarship to enable UCI students to achieve their goals in higher education. The program aims to seek to reciprocally reward active leaders in the Muslim Ummah, who have the [...] More

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
Application Deadlines: February 08, Annually
The Humane Studies Fellowship program supports study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, and sociology, but all fellowships are awarded to graduate students whose research interests place an emphasis on advancing the ideas of a free society.

Research interests from previous Humane Studies Fellowship recipients included:
-Market-based approaches to [...] More

International Association for Intelligence Education Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the educational development of the next generation of America's Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, and the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the leading international organization for Intelligence Education, today announced a new partnership to forward their shared [...] More

ISC-IIOC Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF supports Islamic organizations and mosques by planning and managing joint scholarships. ISF is honored to host the ISF-IIOC scholarship of the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC). The ISF-IIOC Scholarship program is only open to members and individuals affiliated with this center.

Each Eligible Applicant Must Be:
-Active member of the IIOC
-Attending an accredited university in the [...] More

ISF National Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
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. Our belief is that fostering education and improving Muslim representation in all walks of life including media and politics will lead to full integration and [...] More

ISF-MCA Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
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:
-Active member of the MCA
-Attending an accredited university in [...] More

ISF-MSA West Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
ISF offers many joint scholarships to Muslim Student/University Alumni groups that share its common mission and vision. ISF is honored to work with the MSA-West to host the ISF-MSA West Scholarship.

Each Eligible Applicant Must:
-Be attending an accredited MSA West member university in the U.S. and attended the MSA West Conference
-Majoring in an ISF supported field of study
-Maintaining a [...] More

ISF-SRVIC Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 21, Annually
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 Deadlines: January 16, Annually
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.

The Salvatori Fellowship is granted to current graduate students in a field related to the American Founding. Eligible applicants are:
-Members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
-Engaged in graduate [...] More

ISI Richard M. Weaver Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 23, Annually
ISI's Graduate Fellowship Program is characterized by the observation of Richard M. Weaver that "a liberal education specifically prepares for the achievement of freedom." After more than fifty years, the ISI graduate fellows program boasts some of the most distinguished figures in the academy and public life. Each year ISI grants Richard M. Weaver Fellowships to students who intend to use their [...] More

James Madison Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers prestigious James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per [...] More

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization created to further the educational development of the next generation of America's Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today announced the Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint National Security Scholarship. The new initiative is the largest scholarship offered by the Center to date and aims to support undergraduate and [...] 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

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 more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest
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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 shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $750, and a third prize of $500. [...] More

Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The Lint Center, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America's Counterintelligence (CI) and National Security Workers, today formally announced the creation of the Eekwon Lee and Jongja Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship as part of the Center's unveiling of the Pioneer Fund for Unfettered Freedom, Excellence, [...] More

Lt. Gen. Hughes Retired Inspiration Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 31, Annually
The Lint Center for National Security Studies is pleased to announce the Patrick M. Hughes, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, (Retired) Inspiration Scholarship.

Lieutenant General Hughes' career serves as an example to today's scholars. We hope his life story and our scholarship will embolden the next generation of emerging leaders to follow Lieutenant General Hughes path in the national security [...] More

Media Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: July 14, Annually
With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In the upcoming academic year, the foundation will distribute over $40,000 in total scholarship awards.

These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public [...] More

Mercatus Adam Smith Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending Ph.D programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political [...] More

Mercatus Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students attending master's, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginian, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic [...] More

Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to two (2) students with a minimum 3.0 average for the third level of undergraduate (college junior) 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 [...] More

MIT Inspire Competition
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MIT INSPIRE is the first national research competition for high school students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The competition is organized by MIT undergraduates. Participating high school students, as individuals or teams of two will submit research reports in one of 13 fields, such as: history, economics, or philosophy. Approximately 100 finalists with the most exceptional [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four (4) [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
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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 Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) offer Roosevelt Archival Internships to college 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 Windows, Word [...] More

Runbincam Youth Award
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of genealogy. These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians.

The awards may be given annually to a student in either one or two age categories for an appropriately prepared genealogy. Up to two [...] More

Samuel Eliot Morison Naval History Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, 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 [...] More

The B. Phinizy Spalding & Hubert B. Spalding Scholarships
Application Deadlines: February 12, Annually
The Georgia Trust annually awards two scholarships to encourage the study of historic preservation and related fields.

The Trust established its scholarship program to ensure that knowledgeable leaders continue to enter the field of historic preservation. Its two scholarships encourage students to pursue degrees that will allow them to work in the field of preservation and related fields and [...] More

The IHS PhD Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The new PhD Scholarship from the Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships to promising students each year who are interested in developing, teaching, and applying the principles of a free society. The PhD Scholarship is open to full-time graduate students enrolled in PhD programs during the upcoming academic year. Applicants must demonstrate research interest in the area of individual and [...] More

The JCB Fellowship Program
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: February 15, Annually
A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to two (2) graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated a strong 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 plan to attend an [...] More

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies
Application Deadlines: January 04, Annually
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is offering a limited number of fellowships for Ph.D. and postdoctoral candidates conducting research on the Holocaust.

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Shoah studies and Holocaust memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the [...] More

The State of the American Mind Essay/Video Contest
Application Deadlines: December 31, Annually
The American Mind - the very character of what it means to be an American - is changing. Where once "being an American" meant respecting others' freedom of speech, colleges now disinvite speakers who fail to affirm what student bodies already think; where once Americans cared about working hard, we now opt for temporary gigs rather than long-term jobs; where once Americans cared about informed [...] More

Valley Humanities Review High School Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities - including literature, film, art, history, religion, or philosophy - written by current high school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual rigor and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize and publication in the spring issue.

The goal with all our projects is to encourage a culture of [...] More

Wayne V. Black Scholarship
Application Deadlines: January 29, Annually
In 2006, the Board of Directors of the Energy Telecommunications & Electrical Association established the Wayne V. Black Scholarship Award. It was with great sadness that in the fall of 2011, ENTELEC mourned the loss of Mr. Black. The scholarship has been renamed the "Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award".

In recognition of his many years of service on behalf of ENTELEC, the Board of [...] More

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