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Scholarships, Grants and Awards

THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
Is pleased to announce the following scholarships to be awarded for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Clareta Olmstead Smith Scholarship
Amount Varies
NOTE: DEADLINE--March 1, 2015

The scholarship recipient shall be selected from students enrolled on a full-time basis, majoring in History and, who must be of junior or senior standing, for the entirety of the 2015-2016 academic year. Selection shall be from students who have shown outstanding academic abilities, and where possible, an interest in American History on the local, regional or national level. The scholarship, where possible, shall be awarded to financially needy students. The recipient of the award shall be required to complete a research project on a topic related to rural history during the award year of the scholarship. This project can be done for credit by enrolling in History 395, Research in Local History. Deadline: MARCH 1, 2015. Applicants should submit the following to the Financial Aid/Scholarships Office located in Barge Hall, Room 103:

  1. List of History courses taken and grades for each course;
  2. Honors and awards;
  3. Letter to the History Department Chair that includes a statement of why you are studying history and how you meet the selection criteria, including an indication of your financial need;
  4. List of three references in the Department of History at CWU who are familiar with your work;
  5. Official transcripts from CWU, community colleges and other universities attended; and
  6. For the latest scholarship information, please visit CWU Scholarship Homepage.

To see a list of individuals who have received this award, please click here.



Barto History Scholarship
(Large portion of tuition cost for the academic year)
NOTE: DEADLINE--March 1, 2015

In honor of Professor Harold Barto and Martha Barto, this scholarship will be awarded to a history major who will be a senior for the entirety of the 2015-2016 academic year and has an excellent scholastic record. The amount of the award will be determined by the resident tuition and fees schedule for a normal class load (no more than 18 credits per quarter) for 2015-2016. Deadline: MARCH 1, 2015. Applicants should submit the following to the Financial Aid/Scholarships Office located in Barge Hall, Room 103

  1. List of History courses taken and grades for each course;
  2. Honors and awards;
  3. Statement as to how your college career is being financed;
  4. Statement concerning financial need;
  5. List of three references in the Department of History at CWU who are familiar with your work;
  6.  
  7. Official transcripts from CWU, community colleges and other universities attended; and
  8. For the latest scholarship information, please visit CWU Scholarship Homepage.

To see a list of individuals who have received this award, please click here.



Rodine Memorial History Award
(Award Amount Varies and is Awarded Quarterly)

In honor of Professor Floyd Rodine, this award will give priority to graduate students for research and travel costs expended for research related to their study of history at Central Washington University. Deadline: Varies per Quarter. Applicants should submit the following to the Department of History located in the Language & Literature Building, Room 100:

  1. List of History courses taken and grades for each course;
  2. Description of the historical research you have undertaken for study at CWU;
  3. What course was this work done for?
  4. What costs did you incur?
  5. Enumerate specific amounts you expended;
  6. Attach receipts for expenses incurred;
  7. List three references in the Department of History at CWU who are familiar with your work.
  8.  


Washington State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Sarah Soule Patton Scholarship
Last year's award was $1,000


Attention: History Majors in Their Junior Year
The Washington State Society Daughters of the American Revolution requests applications for the Sarah Soule Patton Scholarship to be awarded for use in the 2015-2016 academic year.  Last year's award was $1000. This scholarship can only be awarded to: College juniors majoring in history with an emphasis in United States History for tuition during their senior year.

Eligibility Requirements:

United States Citizenship

Good character

Scholastic excellence

College student majoring in History with an emphasis in U.S. History

Financial need (Financial Aid Office must recommend the applicant)

Application is by letter addressed to the chair of the scholarship committee:

Ms. Jennie Willlardson
12722 E 23rd Ave,
Spokane Valley, WA 99216-0327

The student's application letter should describe his or her interests, past history and future ambition, explain his or her financial situation, and MUST include the following:

Transcript of grades (can be unofficial or copy of official)

A record of achievements (for example, honors, awards, service, scholarships, etc.)

An instructor's letter of recommendation

The applicant's full name, address, and student body number
 

APPLICATION must be postmarked by February 2, 2015

Questions? Contact Ms. Jennie Willardson at jenniewillardson@hotmail.com

or more information click here


C. Farrell

The C. Farrell scholarship is open to CWU sophomores, juniors, and/or seniors who plan to undertake a project on the history of the Kittitas Valley (Ellensburg and the surrounding area). The project must fulfill some requirement for a course or courses at CWU but may include additional, non-course related work as well. The Farrell pays not only the costs of the student's research and books but also for the student's tuition during the scholarship period. The project--and the award--can cover as much as three quarters. Thus students can earn up to a year of free tuition at CWU. Applicants must have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. In the past four years, history students have won two Farrell scholarships: one for researching and writing a history of the Kittitas County Sheriff's Department, and another for researching and writing a paper on Kittitas County's shift from Democratic to Republican voting patterns since World War II. The department strongly encourages those interested in local history projects to apply for the Farrell.  Details about the scholarship are found at http://www.cwu.edu/scholarships/c-farrell-fine-arts-research-scholarship.




Study Abroad

History Department will accept applications for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a CWU undergraduate history major or history graduate student for short or long-term study abroad, accomplished between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. When possible, monies will be delivered prior to travel so expenses can be paid.  Applicants need to provide receipts for expenses as soon as they are incurred and a flight itinerary when it is confirmed.

2015-2016 Study Abroad Application form

 




The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Scholarship opportunity


Gilder Lehrman Scholarship

For more information on Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History click here.