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Awards for Undergraduates

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. Applications due October 1 for fall 4990s and conferences, and February 28 for spring 4990s and conferences or summer conference travel.

  • 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 Cramond Martin Travel Award in 2020-2021: Aidan Leahy

  • Drew and Dorianne Norwood Award for study abroad in 2019-2020: Elizabeth Goggin

  • recipient of the Piper Award for study abroad in 2020-2021 (awarded in even years): Gillian Gaines

Summer Program in Public History Scholarship 

The Summer Program in 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. Applications 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

  • 2021: Gillian Gaines

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

  • 2021: Elizabeth Goggin

Phyllis Jenkins Barrow Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding junior history major

  • 2021: Natalie Mangual

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

  • 2021: Kurt List

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

  • 2021: Alyza Surani

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

  • 2021: Emma Hale

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

  • 2020: Marie Walker

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

  • 2019: Valerie King

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