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New: History Department Study Abroad Scholarship

The History Department offers history majors the opportunity to apply for the History Department Study Abroad Scholarship, an undergraduate scholarship created to support student research to encourage undergraduate history majors who wish to participate in an official UGA study abroad program. Selection for this award is based on financial need, academic promise, and the applicant's own words, conveyed through a one-page essay. The History Department will award grants by competitive application. The grants will vary in amount according to the needs of individual students. They are intended to cover costs associated with travel and study abroad. They may, for example, enable students to travel to other countries to take classes and to participate in language instruction or conduct research. Students accepted into the Washington Semester program may also apply for this award.      
Apply for the Study Abroad Scholarship

New: History Undergraduate Research Award

The History Department offers history majors the opportunity to apply for the History Undergraduate Research Award, an undergraduate scholarship created to support student research for the HIST4990 senior seminar research paper. History majors whose research (from the senior seminar or any other upper division history course) has been accepted for presentation at a professional conference may also apply for this award for travel funds.
The History Department will award grants by competitive application. The grants will vary in amount according to the needs of individual students. They are intended to cover costs associated with primary research. They may, for example, enable students to travel to archives and libraries outside of Athens, or to acquire essential research materials, especially reproductions of documents and manuscripts, and photocopies.
The History Department will consider applications from students in any field of history. The overriding criteria in selecting award recipients will be the quality of the applicant's research project, the feasibility of the research proposed, and the appropriateness of the activities and materials for which funding is requested.      
Apply for the Undergraduate Research Award


Each year the Awards Committee of the Department of History recognizes outstanding students for achievements in historical scholarship. Undergraduate students are nominated by history faculty; any student who would like to be considered for any of the following awards should contact their teachers for further information.

Alf Andrew Heggoy Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate for the best senior paper
2014: Greyson M. Clark, sponsored by Dr. Shane Hamilton
2013: Fraser Livingston, sponsored by Dr. Brian Drake
2012: Kathryn Clifford, sponsored by Dr. Kathleen Clark
2011: Lisa Camilla Hamilton, sponsored by Dr. Kathleen Clark
2010: Parag G. Patel, sponsored by Dr. John Morrow
2009: Elizabeth Tkacz, sponsored by Dr. Montgomery Wolf
2008: Jeremy Holt, sponsored by Dr. Kirk Willis
2007: Erik Smith, sponsored by Dr. Inscoe
2007: Betsy Beasley, sponsored by Dr. Ian Lekus
2006: Joseph Baird, sponsored by Dr. Larson
2005: Thomas John Carey, sponsored by Dr. Clark

Drew and Dorianne Norwood Award
Presented to an undergraduate history major to provide support for study abroad.
2014: Anna E. Wilson, sponsored by Dr. Steve Soper

Encouragement to Teach Award
Presented annually to a history graduate student or undergraduate history major who will teach history at a state college, junior college, or high school
2014: Michael Ackerman, sponsored by Dr. Kirk Willis
2013: Brad Burzumato, sponsored by Dr. Benjamin Ehlers
2012: Monique Campbell, sponsored by Dr. Kathleen Clark
2011: Melissa Cohen, sponsored by Dr. Ben Ehlers

History Department Award (Undergraduate)
Presented to an outstanding undergraduate in a field other than American history
2014: Malina C. Harris, sponsored by Dr. Pamela Voekel
2013: Rachel Pérez, sponsored by Dr. Reinaldo Román
2012: Kayci Schoon, sponsored by Dr. Steven Soper
2011: Kelsey A. Shearman, sponsored by Dr. Adam Sabra
2010: Casondra R. Turner, sponsored by Dr. Pamela Voekel
2009: Chandler Holbrook, sponsored by Dr. Ari Levine
2008: Rhiannon Bruner, sponsored by Drs. Jake Short and Pamela Voekel

Hostilo Family Scholarship in History
Presented to an undergraduate from a population that has been historically disadvantaged within the academic field of History
2014: Eric M. Wilde, sponsored by Dr. Ari Levine
2014: Ashley La Tour, sponsored by Dr. Jamie Kreiner

Joe Brown Connelly Award
Presented to an outstanding undergraduate in Georgia history
2014: Seth Euster, sponsored by Dr. Christopher Lawton
2013: Kathryn Veale, sponsored by Kyle Osborn
2012: Kiersten Rom, sponsored by Dr. Christopher Lawton
2011: Taylor C. Johnston, sponsored by Dr. Nan McMurry
2010: Jordan C. Shoemaker, sponsored by Dr. Stephen Berry
2009: Ashley Cobbs, sponsored by Professor George Justice
2008: Sherri Sheu, sponsored by Drs. Shane Hamilton, Stephen Mihm, Bethany Moreton, and Pamela Voekel
2007: Michael Arndt, sponsored by Dr. Pratt
2006: Karen Usselman, sponsored by Dr. Voekel
2005: Heather Savage, sponsored by Dr. Marc Galvin

Phyllis Jenkins Barrow Scholarship
Presented annually to an outstanding junior history major
2014: Leah Abigail Scott, sponsored by Dr. Steve Soper
2013: Emily Charles, sponsored by Dr. Kathleen Clark
2012: Tyson Bray, sponsored by Dr. Pamela Voekel
2011: Ashley L. Wilde, sponsored by Dr. Kirk Willis
2010: Elizabeth F. Wise, sponsored by Professor Jerome Steffen
2009: Sarah Lowman, sponsored by Dr. Thomas Whigham
2008: Katherine Brackett, sponsored by Dr. John Inscoe
2007: Sherri Sheu, sponsored by Drs. Hamilton, Inscoe, Levine, Mihm, Roman, and Sutter
2006: William King, sponsored by Dr. Friday
2005: Laura Aurore Stewart, sponsored by Dr. Ehlers

Thomas Pleasant Vincent Sr. Award
Presented annually to a distinguished student of history with a special interest in the history of Georgia
2013: Anthony Sadler, sponsored by Dr. Brian Drake, Dr. John Inscoe

Warner-Fite Award
Presented annually to an outstanding student in American/U.S. history
2010: Kathleen D. Pendleton, sponsored by Drs. Montgomery Wolf and Ben Ehlers

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