Department of History Scholarship and Award Application

All scholarship applicants are required to fill out the form below when applying for any and all Department of History Scholarships and Awards. Read the instructions carefully as certain scholarships will require information beyond that applicants provide in the general application form.

General Scholarship and Award Application

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Personal Information

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Are you a New York State resident?
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Academic Information

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Personal Statement and Letter of Recommendation Instructions

All scholarships, except the Research Paper Prize, require a Personal Statement and one Letter of Recommendation from a Department of History faculty member:

 
 

Attach a typed statement below that demonstrates your serious interest in the study of history. Issues to address include: the basis for your interest in history, academic and non-academic activities which demonstrate your commitment to the discipline of History and the larger community, and your future career plans. Pay attention to the criteria of the particular scholarships for which you are applying. Statements should be at least one page in length, but no more than three double-spaced typed pages. One statement can serve for multiple scholarships.

All scholarships, except the Research Paper Prize, require one letter of recommendation from a Department of History faculty member. One letter of recommendation will suffice for multiple Scholarships. Once you have requested a letter and the faculty member has accepted that request, the faculty member will send the letter directly to the Awards Committee. Letters should not be attached to this application by the applicant.

Please indicate below the name of the faculty member writing the letter of recommendation.

 

Special instructions for the Milligan Scholarship Personal Statement:
Be sure to focus on both academic and personal characteristics that make you suited for the Milligan Scholarship.

Special instructions for the Milton Plesur and Schoellkopf Awards for Study Abroad Statement:
In a brief essay of no more than 500 words, describe your motivations for undertaking your chosen study abroad program, the likely courses to be taken, and your assessment of how this experience will assist you in realizing your personal, academic, and career goals. If you have previous experience living or studying abroad please describe that as well.

N.B. If applying for the Study Abroad Awards along with other scholarships please include two personal statements, one specific to study abroad and one specific to the other scholarships. If you are only applying for the Study Abroad Awards follow just the special instructions for the Study Abroad Awards brief essay.

Additional required information for specific scholarships and awards

History Department Internship Scholarship: In addition to the general application, Personal Statement, and faculty recommendation letter, the Internship Scholarship also requires a short description of the value of your internship project. 

Upload this statement below.

 

Undergraduate Research Paper Prize: Once you have completed the General Application form, email your paper to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Please note that consideration for this prize only requires the General Scholarship Application and the paper itself. There is no need to write a personal statement or acquire a letter of recommendation.

Milton Plesur and Schoellkopf Awards for Study Abroad:

Complete this section only if applying for a Study Abroad Award.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Will this be your first experience studying abroad?
Will this be your first experience studying abroad?
 
 
 

Application Certification - All Applicants

I certify that the above information and information given in required supplementary documentation is correct.

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