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American Studies

1889 ■ ARIZONA SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

c/o Jean Oracheff, Scholarship Chair
5217 West Creedance Boulevard
Glendale, AZ 85310
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://arizonasocietydar.homestead.com/Scholarships.html
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Arizona interested in studying U.S. history in college.
Title of Award: Mary Ann Tallman Scholarship Endowment Area, Field, or Subject: History, American Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Arizona and preparing to enter an institution of higher learning. Applicants must be planning to major or minor in American history. They must submit a letter describing their leadership experiences, evidence of patriotism, and plans for the future. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

1890 ■ CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Office of the Chancellor
Attn: Lori Redfearn, Vice President
401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210
Tel: (562)951-4815
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.calstate.edu/foundation/scholarship.shtml
To provide financial assistance to graduate students majoring in designated fields at campuses of the California State University (CSU) system.
Title of Award: Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship Area, Field, or Subject: Economics; History, American; Library and archival sciences; Political science; Public administration Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Master's Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students working on a graduate degree at CSU campuses in public policy, American history, economics, archival management, or government.

1891 ■ CHICKASAW FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 1726
Ada, OK 74821-1726
Tel: (580)421-9030
Fax: (580)421-9031
Web Site: http://www.cflink.org
To provide financial assistance to members of the Chickasaw Nation who are majoring or minoring in American history.
Title of Award: Colbert "Bud" Baker Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Education; History, American; Law; Native American studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000 per year. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Chickasaw students who are currently enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must be classified as juniors or seniors at a 4-year college. They must be majoring in history or majoring in education or prelaw with a minor in history. The history emphasis must be on Chickasaw tribal history or Native American studies. Along with their application, they must submit high school or college transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, a copy of their Chickasaw Nation citizenship card, and a 1-page essay on their long-term goals and plans for achieving them. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year.

1892 ■ COOK INLET REGION, INC.

Attn: CIRI Foundation
2600 Cordova Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, AK 99503
Tel: (907)263-5582
Free: 800-764-3382
Fax: (907)263-5588 E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.thecirifoundation.org/scholarship.html
To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate studies to Alaska Natives who are original enrollees to Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) and their lineal descendants.
Title of Award: Peter Kalifornsky Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; Native American studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 1 of these scholarships (at $2,000 per semester) was awarded. Funds Available: The stipend is $9,000 per year, $7,000 per year, or $2,000 per semester, depending on GPA. Duration: 1 year (2 semesters).
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Alaska Native enrollees to CIRI under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 and their lineal descendants. There are no Alaska residency requirements or age limitations. Applicants must be accepted or enrolled full time in a 4-year undergraduate or a graduate degree program. Preference is given to students in Alaska Native studies. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Selection is based on academic achievement, rigor of course work or degree program, quality of a statement of purpose, student financial contribution, financial need, grade level, previous work performance, education and community activities, letters of recommendation, seriousness of purpose, and practicality of educational and professional goals. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program was established in 1993. Recipients must attend school on a full-time basis.

1893 ■ DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION-COLORADO STATE SOCIETY

c/o Marilyn Fishburn, State Scholarship Chair
1546 West 28th Street
Loveland, CO 80538
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.coloradodar.org/scholarships.htm
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Colorado who are interested in majoring in American history in college.
Title of Award: Honorary State Regents' American History Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: History, American Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend is $2,500. Funds are paid directly to the students' school. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply are graduating high school seniors in Colorado who are 1) American citizens; 2) in the upper third of their graduating class; 3) accepted at an accredited college or university (in any state); and 4) planning to major in American history. Interested students are invited to submit their complete application to the state scholarship chair (c/o the sponsor's address); they must include a statement of their career interest and goals (up to 500 words), 2 character references, their college transcripts, a letter of sponsorship from the Daughters of the American Revolution's Colorado chapter, and a list of their scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, honors, and other significant accomplishments. Selection is based on academic record and financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

1894 ■ DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION-NEW YORK STATE ORGANIZATION

c/o Layla Voll
311 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nydar.org/education/desimone.html
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in New York who plan to study American history in college.
Title of Award: Damaris Smith Desimone Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: History, American Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in New York who plan to attend an accredited 4-year college or university in the state. Applicants must be intending to major in U.S. history. Selection is based on merit, including achievement in high school and the community and personal and academic interests. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

1895 ■ DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION-WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY

c/o Margaret Hamby, State Scholarship Chair
1307 144th Avenue, N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98007
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wassdar/scholars.html
To provide financial assistance to American history majors entering their senior year at designated universities in Washington.
Title of Award: Sarah Soule Patton Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: History, American Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $2,000. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students entering their senior year at Washington State University, Whitman College, St. Martin University, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound, Gonzaga University, Whitworth College, Eastern Washington University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington, Western Washington University, Central Washington University, and Seattle University. Applicants must be majoring in American history, U.S. citizens, able to demonstrate financial need and good character, and recommended by the financial aid office at their college or university. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

1896 ■ IOWA FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO

Attn: Scholarship Program
2000 Walker Street, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50317-5290
Tel: (515)262-9571
Free: 800-372-4817
Fax: (515)262-9573 E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.iowaaflcio.org
To recognize and reward outstanding essays on a labor-related topic written by high school seniors in Iowa.
Title of Award: Iowa Federation of Labor Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: History, American; Industrial and labor relations; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year. Funds Available: First prize is $1,500, second prize is $1,000, and third prize is $500. Funds may be used as a scholarship at the college or university of the recipient's choice. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to all seniors in accredited high schools in Iowa (public, private, and parochial). Students must write an essay (from 500 to 750 words) on the history of the labor movement in the United States. It is recommended that competitors read A History of the Labor Movement in the United States before writing the essay. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

1897 ■ KONIAG INCORPORATED

Attn: Koniag Education Foundation
6927 Old Seward Highway, Suite 103
Anchorage, AK 99518-2283
Tel: (907)562-9093; 888-562-9093
Fax: (907)562-9023

E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.koniageducation.org
To provide financial assistance to Alaska Natives of the Koniag region who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study in a field related to Alutiiq culture.
Title of Award: Larry Matfay Cultural Heritage Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: Anthropology; History; Native American studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College, Graduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipend is $1,000. Funds are sent directly to the recipient's school and may be used for tuition, books, supplies, room, board, and transportation. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are 1) Alaska Natives enrolled under Section 5 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to the Koniag region, or 2) direct or legally adopted descendants of those original enrollees. Applicants must supply proof of eligibility and documentation of financial need. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher cumulatively (3.0 or higher within their major) and be majoring in anthropology, history, Alaska Native or American Indian studies, or another discipline that involves research and learning about Alutiiq culture. Along with their application, they must submit 1) a 300-to 600-word letter that includes their personal and family history, their schooling or work history, and their educational and life goals; and 2) a 200-to 400-word essay on how their education may benefit the Alutiiq people. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Recipients are also eligible to apply for a Koniag Education Foundation Academic Achievement/Graduate Scholarship. The Koniag Education Foundation was established in 1993 by the directors of Koniag, Inc. The Koniag region covers Kodiak Island, many smaller islands, and a portion of the Alaska Peninsula.

1898 ■ GILDER LEHRMAN INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN HISTORY

Attn: Prize in American History
19 West 44th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (646)366-9666
Fax: (646)366-9669

E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.gilderlehrman.org
To recognize and reward high school students who write outstanding essays on topics related to U.S. history.
Title of Award: Gilder Lehrman Prize in American History Area, Field, or Subject: History, American; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 cash prizes are awarded each year. Funds Available: First prize is $5,000, second $3,000, and third $1,000. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This competition is open to students at high schools in the United States. Candidates submit essays on topics related to American history to the Concord Review. The editors of that journal then select 10 outstanding essays on U.S. history and refer them to the sponsors of this competition. Additional Information: This competition began in 2000. Information on the Concord Review is available from its Editor, 730 Boston Post Road, Suite 24, Sudbury, MA 01776, (800) 331-5007, E-mail: [email protected]

1899 ■ NEW YORK STATE ARCHIVES

Attn: Coordinator of Educational Programs
Cultural Education Center, Suite 9B52
Albany, NY 12230
Tel: (518)474-6926
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/grantsawards/ga_student_sraguidelines.shtml
To recognize and reward outstanding historical research conducted by students in grades 4 through 12 in New York State.
Title of Award: New York State Archives Student Research Award Area, Field, or Subject: Creative writing; History, American; Playwriting; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 3 each year: 1 in each grade level category. Funds Available: The award in each category consists of a certificate and a cash prize. Duration: The competition is held annually.
Eligibility Requirements: This is a statewide competition open to students in New York in 3 categories: grades 4-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. Individual students and groups of students (including entire classes) may be nominated. All nominations for the award must be made by a teacher or administrator in the school attended by the entrants. Research projects prepared for other competitions (e.g., History Day) are eligible if they meet other relevant criteria, especially the use of historical records. An annotated bibliography is required for all entries. A substantial portion of the research must be based on historical records from archives, museums, historical societies, libraries, local governments, community organizations, businesses, families, and/or individuals. The product of the student research may be any of the following: research paper; exhibit; audiovisual production; performance; proposal for designation of historic marker, property, or district; or web sites, PowerPoint presentations, and other computer-based entries. Oral history interviews are not eligible for this award program. Deadline for Receipt: May of each year. Additional Information: This program began in 1990.

1900 ■ MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION

130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1922
Tel: (520)670-5529
Fax: (520)670-5530
Web Site: http://www.udall.gov/scholarship
To provide financial assistance to 1) college sophomores and juniors who intend to prepare for a career in environmental public policy and 2) Native American and Alaska Native students who intend to prepare for a career in health care or tribal public policy.
Title of Award: Morris K. Udall Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Business administration; Economics; Education; Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Health care services; Native American studies; Natural resources; Political science; Public administration; Public health; Urban affairs/design/planning Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Approximately 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions are awarded each year. Funds Available: The maximum stipend for scholarship winners is $5,000 per year. Funds are to be used for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Honorable mention stipends are $350. Duration: 1 year; recipients nominated as sophomores may be renominated in their junior year.
Eligibility Requirements: Each 2-year and 4-year college and university in the United States and its possessions may nominate up to 6 sophomores or juniors from either or both categories of this program: 1) students who intend to prepare for a career in environmental public policy, and 2) Native American and Alaska Native students who intend to prepare for a career in health care or tribal public policy. For the first category, the program seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, such as policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. For the second category, the program seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Along with their application, they must submit an 800-word essay discussing a significant public speech, legislative act, or public policy statement by former Congressman Morris K. Udall and its impact on their field of study, interests, and career goals. Selection is based on demonstrated commitment to 1) environmental issues through substantial commitment to and participation in 1 or more of the following: campus activities, research, community service, or public service; or 2) tribal public policy or Native American health through substantial contributions to and participation in 1 or more of the following: campus activities, tribal involvement, community or public service, or research; a course of study and proposed career likely to lead to position where nominee can make significant contributions to the shaping of environmental, tribal public policy, or Native American health care issues, whether through scientific advances, public or political service, or community action; and leadership, character, desire to make a difference, and general well-roundedness. Deadline for Receipt: Faculty representatives must submit their nominations by early March of each year.

1901 ■ UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY

Attn: Education Director
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4057
Tel: (804)355-1636
Fax: (804)353-1396 E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hqudc.org/scholarships/scholarships.html
To provide financial assistance to lineal descendants of Confederate veterans in certain southern states who are interested in majoring in southern history or literature.
Title of Award: Helen James Brewer Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: English language and literature; History, American; Literature; United States studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The amount of this scholarship depends on the availability of funds. Duration: 1 year; may be renewed.
Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for these scholarships are lineal descendants of worthy Confederates or collateral descendants who are current or former members of the Children of the Confederacy or current members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Applicants must intend to study English or southern history and literature and must submit a family financial report and certified proof of the Confederate record of 1 ancestor, with the company and regiment in which he served. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA in high school. Residency in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia is required. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Mrs. Robert C. Kraus, Second Vice President General, 239 Deerfield Lane, Franklin, NC 28734-0112. Members of the same family may not hold scholarships simultaneously, and only 1 application per family will be accepted within any 1 year. All requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

1902 ■ VIRGINIA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

c/o Catherine Rafferty, Scholarship Chair
10101 Sanders Court
Great Falls, VA 22066-2526
Web Site: http://www.vadar.org/vadarscholarships.htm
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Virginia who wish to study American history in college.
Title of Award: Virginia DAR American History Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: History, American Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 1 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Virginia in the top third of their class. Applicants must be planning to major in American history in college. Along with their application, they must submit a 1,000-word letter giving their reasons for desiring an education in American history, a transcript of grades, SAT or ACT scores, extracurricular activities, honors received, and documentation of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year. Additional Information: The top winner of this scholarship is nominated for consideration for the American History Scholarship awarded by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

1903 ■ VIRGINIA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

c/o Catherine Rafferty, Scholarship Chair
10101 Sanders Court
Great Falls, VA 22066-2526
Web Site: http://www.vadar.org/vadarscholarships.htm
To provide financial assistance to high school seniors in Virginia who wish to study designated fields in college.
Title of Award: Virginia DAR Scholarships Area, Field, or Subject: Environmental conservation; Environmental science; Forestry; Genealogy; History, American; Home Economics; Medicine; Science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 2 each year: 1 at $1,000 and 1 at $500. Funds Available: Stipends are $1,000 or $500. Duration: 1 year.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to seniors graduating from high schools in Virginia who plan to attend a Virginia college or university. Applicants must be planning to work on a degree in the field of science, medicine, conservation, ecology, forestry, home arts, genealogical research, or American history. Along with their application, they must submit a 1,000-word letter giving their reasons for interest in the scholarship, a transcript of grades, a letter of recommendation from a teacher in their chosen field, and documentation of financial need. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

1904 ■ WISCONSIN FOUNDATION FOR INDEPENDENT COLLEGES, INC.

Attn: College-to-Work Program
735 North Water Street, Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4100
Tel: (414)273-5980
Fax: (414)273-5995 E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wficweb.org/work.html
To provide financial assistance and work experience to students majoring in fields related to history at member institutions of the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges (WFIC).
Title of Award: Milton Historical Society College-to-Work Program Area, Field, or Subject: African-American studies; Education; History, American; Museum science Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 1 each year. Funds Available: The stipends are $3,500 for the scholarship and $1,500 for the internship. Duration: 1 year for the scholarship; 10 weeks during the summer for the internship.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors at WFIC member colleges and universities. Preference is given to students majoring in African American studies, American history, museum science, or history education. Applicants must be interested in an internship at the Milton Historical Society in Milton, Wisconsin. Along with their application, they must submit a 1-page essay that includes why they are applying for the internship, why they have selected their major and what interests them about it, why they are attending their chosen college or university, and their future career objectives. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year. Additional Information: The WFIC member schools are Alverno College, Beloit College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll College, Carthage College, Concordia University of Wisconsin, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Marian College, Marquette University, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary College, Northland College, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, Silver Lake College, Viterbo University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. This program is sponsored by the Milton Historical Society.

1905 ■ WORLDSTUDIO FOUNDATION

200 Varick Street, Suite 507
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212)366-1317
Fax: (212)807-0024
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.worldstudio.org/schol/index.html
To provide financial support for college or graduate school to art students of Native American heritage.
Title of Award: Worldstudio Foundation Indigenous Peoples Award Area, Field, or Subject: Art; Art industries and trade; Crafts; Native American studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Graduate, Undergraduate Number Awarded: 1 or more each year. Funds Available: The stipend ranges from $1,000 to $2,000. Duration: 1 academic year. Recipients may reapply.
Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to art students affiliated with Native American, Alaska Native/Inuit, or other indigenous tribes of the Americas. Applicants must be interested in maintaining traditional art, designs, or crafts. They must be undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university in the United States with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Selection is based on the quality of submitted work, a written statement of purpose, financial need, and academic record. Deadline for Receipt: March of each year.

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