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.

AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
Our mission is to utilize the media to create positive change. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the media and allied fields.

This journalist scholarship program consists of one scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student's educational institute. The [...] 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

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

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

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

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 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 year. [...] 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 a complete list of available JSU Alabama Scholarships, [...] 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

Media Fellows Program
Application Deadlines: July 22, 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

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

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
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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 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

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 by March 1st. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable [...] 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 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

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

Last Edited: December 2015

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