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American Studies

1651 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://arizonasociety.dat.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.

1652 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.

1653 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.

1654 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.

1655 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.

1656 LEE-JACKSON FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 8121
Charlottesville, VA 22906
Tel: (804)977-1861
Fax: (804)977-6083
Web Site: http://www.lee-jackson.org

To recognize and reward students in Virginia who enter an historical essay contest and plan to attend a college or university in the United States.

Title of Award: Lee-Jackson Foundation Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: General studies/Field of study not specified; History, American; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Four Year College Number Awarded: 27 each year: 3 winners in each of the 8 public high school regions of the state plus 3 to private and home-school students. Bonus scholarships are awarded to 8 public school students (1 in each region) and 1 private or home-schooled student. The grand prize is awarded to the public school, private school, or home-schooled student whose essay is judged to be the best in the state. In addition, 9 schools (1 in each public school region plus 1 private/home-school region) receive the awards for encouraging the most participation. Funds Available: Total prizes are $10,000, $2,000, or $1,000. Each winner receives $1,000. The winners of bonus scholarships receive an additional $1,000 and the grand prize winner receives an additional $8,000. A $1,000 award is given to schools or home-school regions that encourage the most participation. Funds are mailed to the financial aid director of the college the winner attends; they may be used only for payment of tuition and required fees. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: High school juniors and seniors at any Virginia secondary school may compete for these scholarships by writing an essay that demonstrates an appreciation of the character and virtues of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The length of the papers is not specified, but most are between 7 and 10 pages. Selection is based on historical accuracy, quality of research, and clarity of written expression. Students first compete in the 8 high school regions in the state; winners are selected by a screening committee in their localities. In each region, a bonus scholarship is awarded to the paper judged the best; a grand prize is awarded to the author of the essay judged best of all the essays submitted. Deadline for Receipt: December of each year. Additional Information: Applications are available from division superintendents and school principals. Winners may use the scholarships at any 4-year institution in the United States. The author of the grand prize is designated as the J. Clifford Miller, Jr. Scholar.

1657 MIGIZI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

3123 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tel: (612)721-6631
Fax: (612)721-3936
Web Site: http://migizi.org/mig/organizational/scholarships/default.html

To provide financial assistance to Native American students working on an undergraduate degree related to Ojibwe language and culture.

Title of Award: Madeline Moose Scholarship Fund Area, Field, or Subject: Biological and clinical sciences; Foreign languages; 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. Duration: 1 year; nonrenewable.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to Native American undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited 4-year college or university. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be studying Ojibwe language and culture as part of a degree program. They must also have applied to the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program sponsored by the Minnesota State Department of Education. Along with their application, they must submit proof of tribal enrollment and/or blood quantum, transcripts, 2 letters of reference, a 250-word essay describing their involvement in the Indian community, and documentation of financial need. Special consideration is given to applicants with prior work experience in Ojibwe language and/or culture programs and schools. Deadline for Receipt: January of each year.

1658 NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Attn: Scholarship Committee
1776 D Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-5303
Tel: (202)628-1776
Web Site: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

To provide financial assistance to high school seniors planning to major in American history in college.

Title of Award: DAR American History Scholarship Area, Field, or Subject: History, American Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Up to 3 each year. Funds Available: First-place stipends are $2,000 per year, second-place stipends are $1,000 per year, and third-place stipends are $1,000 per year. Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible to apply for these scholarships are graduating high school seniors who plan to major in American history. Applicants must be sponsored by a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Judging first takes place at the state level; 2 state winners then enter the national competition. Selection is based on academic excellence, commitment to field of study, and financial need. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline for Receipt: Applications must be submitted to the state chair by January of each year. Additional Information: Information is also available from Carole T. Farmer, DAR Scholarship Committee Chair, P.O. Box 480991, Kansas City, MO 64148-0991, E-mail: [email protected] Requests for applications must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.

1659 NAVAJO NATION

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance
Attn: Navajo Nation Teacher Education Program
P.O. Box 4380
Window Rock, AZ 86515-4380
Tel: (928)871-7453
Free: 800-243-2956
Fax: (928)871-6443
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.onnsfa.org

To provide financial assistance to members of the Navajo Nation who wish to prepare for a career as a bilingual or bicultural teacher.

Title of Award: Navajo Nation Teacher Education Program Area, Field, or Subject: Child development; Counseling/Guidance; Education; Education, Bilingual and cross-cultural; Education, Early childhood; Education, Elementary; Education, Special; Educational administration; Foreign languages; Library and archival sciences; Native American studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Master's, Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year; recently, 250 undergraduates and 225 graduate students were participating in the program. Funds Available: Recipients are reimbursed for each course they complete at the rate of $250 per course for lower-division undergraduate courses or $500 for upper-division and graduate courses. Duration: 1 semester; may be renewed for undergraduate courses completed with a grade of "C" or better and for graduate courses completed with a grade of "B" or better.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in an undergraduate teacher education program, a post-baccalaureate program for teacher licensure, or a master's degree program in education. Applicants must complete an emphasis in either Navajo Language or Navajo Culture, taken concurrently each semester with teacher education courses. They may be specializing in elementary education, early childhood education, bilingual multicultural education, special education, educational leadership, school counseling, curriculum and instruction, library science, or science and math secondary education. Students working on a second master's degree are not eligible. Financial need is not considered in the selection process. Deadline for Receipt: June of each year for fall term; November of each year for winter or spring terms; April of each year for summer session.

1660 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.shtm.

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.

1661 AYN RAND INSTITUTE

Attn: Essay Contests
2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044
Tel: (949)222-6550
Fax: (949)222-6558
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aynrand.org/contests

To recognize and reward outstanding essays written by college students on Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged.

Title of Award: Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Area, Field, or Subject: Creative writing; Literature; United States studies; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 49 each year: 1 first prize, 3 second prizes, 5 third prizes, 20 finalist prizes, and 20 semifinalist prizes. Funds Available: First prize is $5,000; second prizes are $1,000; third prizes are $400, finalist prizes are $100, and semifinalist prizes are $50. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: Entrants must be enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree program. They must submit a typewritten essay on questions selected each year from Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged. The essay must be between 1,000 and 1,200 words. Selection is based on style and content. Judges look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized. To win, an essay must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of the novel. Deadline for Receipt: September of each year. Additional Information: This competition began in the academic year 1998-99.

1662 AYN RAND INSTITUTE

Attn: Essay Contests
2121 Alton Parkway, Suite 250
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044
Tel: (949)222-6550
Fax: (949)222-6558
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aynrand.org/contests

To recognize and reward outstanding essays written by high school students on Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead.

Title of Award: The Fountainhead Essay Contest Area, Field, or Subject: Creative writing; General studies/Field of study not specified; Literature; United States studies; Writing Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: 251 each year: 1 first prize, 5 second prizes, 10 third prizes, 35 finalist prizes, and 200 semifinalist prizes. Funds Available: First prize is $10,000; second prizes are $2,000; third prizes are $1,000; finalist prizes are $100; and semifinalist prizes are $50. Duration: The competition is held annually.

Eligibility Requirements: Entrants must be juniors or seniors in high school. They must submit a typewritten essay on questions selected each year from Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. The essay must be between 800 and 1,600 words. Selection is based on style and content. Judges look for writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized. To win, an essay must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophical and psychological meaning of the novel. Deadline for Receipt: April of each year. Additional Information: The institute publishes the winning essay in its fall newsletter. This competition began in the academic year 1985-86.

1663 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.

1664 UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND

Attn: Corporate Scholars Program
P.O. Box 1435
Alexandria, VA 22313-9998
(866)671-7237
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uncf.org/internships/index.asp

To provide financial assistance and work experience to students of color who are interested in working during the summer on an organizing campaign for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Title of Award: AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program Area, Field, or Subject: African-American studies; Anthropology; Asian studies; Economics; Hispanic American studies; History; Industrial and labor relations; Native American studies; Political science; Psychology; Social work; Sociology; United States studies; Women's studies Level of Education for which Award is Granted: Undergraduate Number Awarded: Varies each year. Funds Available: The program provides a stipend of $4,000, on-site housing at their location, a week-long orientation and training, and (based on successful performance during the organizing campaign) a $5,000 scholarship. Duration: 10 weeks for the organizing assignment; 1 year for the scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is open to students of color, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, and American Indians/Alaskan Natives. Applicants must be second semester sophomores or juniors and majoring in ethnic studies, women's studies, labor studies, American studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, psychology, social work, or economics. They must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be interested in working on a union organizing campaign at 1 of several locations in the United States. Deadline for Receipt: February of each year.

1665 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/history.html

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.

1666 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/history.html

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.

1667 WORLDSTUDIO FOUNDATION

200 Varick Street, Suite 507
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212)366-1317, ext. 18
Fax: (212)807-0024
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.worldstudio.org/schol/specawards.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.

Financial Aid for American Studies

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