PHOTO: The department's highest honor, the Honors Thesis Research Grant, was presented to Sasha Zborovsky and Matthew Bonner on April 23, 2019, at a luncheon held in the Ohio Union's Cartoon Room.
Department of History Undergraduate Awards Application
Each spring, we invite our history undergraduates to apply for departmental awards and scholarships. This year, awards will be distributed on April 16, 2021 during a virtual awards ceremony, with faculty, students, donors, and honored guests in attendance.
Before you begin your application, we recommend that you gather the following materials needed to complete your application:
[Required for all applicants]
A CV or resume
A copy of your Advising Report from BuckeyeLink
One letter of recommendation (sent to email@example.com directly from the recommender)
[Award-specific supplemental materials. These are not required for EVERY award. Each statement can be in narrative form, one or more paragraphs, but not more than 500 words.]
A brief statement explaining your financial need
A brief statement summarizing your academic and/or career plans
A brief statement explaining how you intend to use this scholarship to advance your studies in modern American history (Austin Kerr Scholarship in Modern American History only)
A brief statement explaining your interest in history educaiton (Lois Kemp Shinkle Memorial Scholarship only)
An essay to share with our donor explaining the importance and value of studying history (Dr. John T. von der Heide Scholarship only)
[Honors Thesis Research Grant applicants]
Honors Thesis Research Grant Project Proposal
Honors Thesis Research Grant Project Budget
To apply for a Department of History scholarship, click here.
The deadline to submit all materials, including recommendations, is 11:59 PM on Monday, March 1, 2021. For information, please contact Rhonda Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of History Awards 2021
Lloyd Roberts Evans Endowed Scholarship in History | up to $2,000
For history majors of junior or senior rank with a GPA of 3.4 or above.
Goldman Family Enrichment Scholarship | up to $5,000
For history majors with internship or research opportunities that may lead to careers outside academia.
Marge Haffner Memorial Scholarship | $250
For a history student who already has some form of financial aid.
Austin Kerr Scholarship in Modern American History | up to $2,000
For history majors studying modern American history. Award based on financial need.
Dr. John and Marilyn Nethers Endowed Scholarship | up to $4,000
Supports undergraduate students majoring in history.
Lois Kemp Shinkle Memorial Scholarship | up to $2,000
For history education majors.
Dr. John T. von der Heide Scholarship | up to $2,000
For history majors entering their senior year in 2021-2022. Award based on merit and financial need.
Adrienne A. and Marvin R. Zahniser Scholarship | up to $1,000
For Columbus campus history majors entering their senior year in 2021-2022. The scholarship is awarded to a history major whose total GPA puts them in the top 10% of all history majors (currently, GPA 3.95 or higher).
Honors Thesis Research Grant | up to $1,500
Applicants must be current honors students majoring in history, have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have arranged to complete a research project under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of History.
History Majors' Views on Departmental Scholarships