Each year the faculty recognize outstanding history majors for their achievements in historical scholarship. The Department maintains a list of past winners here.

Awards by student application with faculty recommendation

Study Abroad Scholarships

Any undergraduate history major can fill out an Application for the Study Abroad Scholarship to participate in an official UGA study abroad program. Awarded twice yearly: due October 15 for spring study abroad and February 28 for summer and fall.

  • recipients of the Department's Study Abroad Scholarship in 2018-2019: Cora Bauman (Lancaster), Emily Goggin (Florianópolis), Haley Higingbotham (D.C./Public History), Valerie King (Freiburg), Kathryn Kramer (Verona), Ellie McQuaig (Freiburg), Caroline Spencer (D.C./Public History), Logan Tieg (Freiburg)

  • recipient of the Adam Martin Cramond Travel Award in 2018-2019: Ellie McQuaig

  • Drew and Dorianne Norwood Award for study abroad

  • recipient of the Piper Award for study abroad in 2017-2018: McKenzie Peterson

  • recipients of the Oran and Sally Woodall Travel Scholarship in 2018-2019: Tayjas Rajaraman, Charlotte Sanders, Caroline Spencer

Summer Program in Public History Scholarship 

The Gregory Summer Public History scholarship is dedicated to helping defray the costs of students enrolled in the Department's Summer Program in Public History in Washington, D.C. Any history major can fill out an application for this scholarship as part of their application to the program. Application deadline: 1 February.

  • 2019: Griffin Bates, Haley Higingbotham, Andrew Smallwood

History Undergraduate Research Award 

Any undergraduate history major can fill out an Application for the Undergraduate Research Award to help fund research for a HIST 4990 senior seminar research paper, or for travel to present a history paper at a professional conference. Awarded twice yearly: due October 1 for fall 4990s and conferences, and February 28 for spring 4990s and conferences or summer conference travel.

  • 2015-2016: Caroline Jackson, Courtney DeRieux

Awards by faculty nomination

Kay Parker Digital Humanities Award 
Presented annually for an outstanding project in the digital humanities

  • 2019: Salinda Sanders, sponsored by Steve Soper

  • 2018: Frances Abele, sponsored by Steve Soper

Alf Andrew Heggoy Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate for the best senior paper

  • 2019: Megan Copelan, sponsored by Ben Ehlers

  • 2018: Eunice Kim, sponsored by Steve Soper

Encouragement to Teach Award
Presented to a history graduate student or undergraduate history major who will teach history at a state college, junior college, or high school

  • 2018: Hannah Sharpe, sponsored by Oscar Chamosa

History Department Award (Undergraduate)
Presented to an outstanding undergraduate in a field other than American history

  • 2019: Jess Brown, sponsored by Akela Reason

  • 2018: Mitchell Frye, sponsored by Tim Cleaveland

Hostilo Family Scholarship in History
Presented to an undergraduate from a population that has been historically disadvantaged within the academic field of history

  • 2019: Luke Bundrum, sponsored by Cindy Hahamovitch

  • 2018: Zakiyya Ellington, sponsored by Kevin Jones

Joe Brown Connally Award
Presented to an outstanding junior who has demonstrated excellence in history and whose interests include Georgia history

  • 2019: Paige Collins, sponsored by John Morrow

  • 2018: David Lawrence, sponsored by Cindy Hahamovitch

Phyllis Jenkins Barrow Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding junior history major

  • 2019: Kameron Hunt, sponsored by Montgomery Wolf

  • 2018: Tayjas Rajamaran, sponsored by Oscar Chamosa

Thomas Pleasant Vincent Sr. Award
Presented to a distinguished undergraduate or graduate student of history with a special interest in the history of Georgia

  • 2018: Sierra Pritchard, sponsored by Steve Berry

Warner-Fite Award
Presented to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in American/U.S. history

  • 2019: Valerie King, sponsored by Diane Batts Morrow

  • 2017: Alexander Garrett, sponsored by Montgomery Wolf