Scholarships and Awards for History Majors
The History Department is pleased to be able to recognize student achievements and to honor many of our students with scholarships and awards. These scholarships and awards have been made possible by the aggregate contributions of many alumni and friends, some through small annual gifts and others as part of substantial endowment funds.
The History Department provides these scholarships and awards to eligible students through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). Students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to review the criteria for these awards and to apply before the deadline. If you have questions about any of these scholarships and awards, please contact the History Department Undergraduate Program Officer.
More broadly, the College of Liberal Arts provides College and Departmental Scholarships to eligible students through the same Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). These scholarships and awards include a) General Academic Scholarships, b) Academic Enrichment Scholarships, and c) Undergraduate Research Fellowships, d) Student Travel Award for Research Grant. Again, students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities. Interested students can apply for all institutional scholarships using this online application. More information about these CLA scholarships and awards is available here.
Please note that several awards to history majors require students to BOTH apply through AUSOM and also submit materials to the History Department. Students wishing to be considered for the Malcolm C. McMillan and the George Petrie outstanding paper awards will also need to submit a paper to the Undergraduate Program Officer via email attachment or in the History Department office in 310 Thach Hall.
For all application deadlines, see the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM).
- Julia M. Kerlin Scholarship for Study Abroad
Provides support for a history major participating in a College of Liberal Arts Study Abroad Program.
- Robert Rea and Gordon Bond Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding rising junior history major.
- Ethel Illges Woodruff Scholarship
For an outstanding rising senior history major, with preference for applicants who reside in the Chattahoochee River Valley of Alabama and Georgia.
- Ruth Fountain Heard Scholarship
Awarded to a rising senior history major with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment.
- Marguerite E. Scharnagel Scholarship
Awarded to rising senior history majors.
- Gary Winston Brindley Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior or senior history major with preference for students from Blount, Cullman, and Marshall Counties.
- Oliver Turner Ivey Scholarship
Awarded to a history major who has completed at least the core history sequence and has a GPA of at least 3.5.
- Wesley Phillips Newton, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a history major with a GPA of at least 3.5, with preference for a student demonstrating interest in aviation history or Latin American history.
- Josephine Fountain Baxter Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a history major in conjunction with the Spirit of Auburn Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships in accordance with the program guidelines.
- Roger W. Allen and Margaret C. Allen Scholarship
Awarded to a history major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: February 1
- Lesley A. Warren Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior or senior history major who plans to travel abroad prior to graduation.
- Malcolm C. McMillan Award
Awarded for an outstanding paper on any topic submitted by a student or nominated by a faculty member. Award given in even numbered years.
- George Petrie Outstanding Paper Award
Awarded for an outstanding paper on any topic submitted by a student or nominated by a faculty member.
- Senior Thesis Award
Awarded for the outstanding Senior Thesis completed during the current academic year. Faculty teaching HIST 4950 nominate papers for consideration.
- Ralph Brown Draughon Award
Awarded to an outstanding history major.
- Caroline F. Kicklighter Award
Awarded to an outstanding history major.
- Distinguished Undergraduate History Major Awards
Awarded to outstanding history majors.
- Colonial Dames Award
Awarded for the best original research paper in the field of American Colonial History.
For more information
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Last Updated: February 27, 2018