Scholarships and Awards
History majors do not need to apply for any of the scholarships listed below; awardees are chosen by the faculty. In past years, monetary awards have ranged from $500 to $1500.
T. Edith Drane Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund for the uses of (Indiana University) in the History Department for the benefit of worthy students.
Dan H. Eikenberry Scholarship
The income from this fund is to be used to provide scholarships in history to qualified students with ability, character, and financial need.
Elfrieda Lang Award
This is an annual award for an Honors student.
Jacob and Lucy Listenfelt Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship or fellowship in the Indiana University Department of History for the use and benefit of a worthy junior in that department to be selected by the History faculty.
Chase C. Mooney Award
Awarded annually to a junior or senior who shows outstanding commitment to the career of secondary teaching.
Charles Raymond Stoltz Scholarship
A scholarship to a senior majoring in American history who has made the highest average record of scholarship in his/her junior year.
McNair Scholars Program
This Indiana University program offers extensive professional development opportunities and application assistance to first-generation college students from low-income families and minority students planning to attend graduate school.
Non-IU Scholarships and Fellowships
This list mentions some of the many opportunities to obtain funding for undergraduate or graduate study or to gain workplace experience through internships.
* notes scholarship for undergraduate education
**notes applications that require faculty or institutional endorsements
† notes opportunities targeting [though not always exclusively for] minority students
American Bar Foundation†
The American Bar Foundation sponsors a program of summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. Located in Chicago, the American Bar Foundation is an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to the study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. Applications will be considered only from sophomores and juniors who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and who are moving toward an academic major in the social sciences or humanities.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships†*
The Institute provides scholarships for Latino students to pay for college tuition and related expenses. Applicants should have a strong record of public service and leadership. There is no GPA requirement. Scholarships are in the amount of $2500 for four-year university study, and are divided among semesters.
External (Non-IU) Scholarship List /Search*
This IUB Office of Student Financial Assistance page provides links to web scholarship sites.
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship†
Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Each fellowship provides three years of support for graduate students working on Ph.D. or Sc. D. degrees.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
This program offers scholarships for postgraduate study at Cambridge University. Applicants should have excellent academic records and strong letters of recommendation.
Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation**
Truman scholarships provide $30,000 in graduate school scholarships for students interested in public service. Applicants must have a strong record of community service and strong academic records. Applicants must be juniors and must make a commitment to three years of working in public service after the completion of their graduate degree.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: College Scholarship Program†*
This program offers scholarships of $1,000 to $3,000 for full-time college students of Hispanic heritage. Applicants must have applied for Federal Financial Aid, completed 12 university credits and hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program
Paid summer internships for college juniors and seniors at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Applicants are selected on the basis of work experience and relevant academic coursework, interest in library collections, and language ability. Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply, but must acquire their own work visas.
This program provides scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom. Applicants should have strong academic records and should be “talented, independent and wide-ranging.”
Project 1000 assists minority students applying to graduate school. It offers advice and support and covers the cost of application.
Rhodes scholarships provide full funding for graduate study at Oxford University. Applicants are selected on the basis of “(1) literary and scholastic attainments; (2) energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; (3) truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection the weak, kindliness, unselfishness, and fellowship; (4) moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.”
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarships
This program offers scholarships for international study. Applicants must have completed at least two years of college, and should be proficient in the language of the country they hope to visit. They must be skilled public speakers and committed to volunteerism, because scholarship duties include facilitating Rotary International service projects and public speaking engagements. Scholarships are not granted to all countries.
Target All-Around Scholarships for Students*
This program provides scholarships for undergraduate work. Applicants should be currently attending an undergraduate institution and have a strong record of volunteer service and in their academic work. One $25,000 scholarship and six hundred $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year.
USIA Fulbright Program**
USIA offers scholarships for one year of international work or study. Students must create and submit a proposal for the project they wish to complete in their study year. They should be proficient in the language of the country they hope to visit.