Graduate student scholarships and awards include:
- Annie White Mell American Independence Award: Awarded annually to a graduate for the best original research paper in the field of American colonial history.
- Glenn Feldman Award: Awarded annually to PhD candidates conducting dissertation research.
- Colonial Dames Award: Awarded biennially (odd-numbered years) to a graduate for the best paper in colonial or early US history.
- Donna J. Bohanan Graduate Award: Awarded annually to outstanding graduates, with preference given to those studying topics in European history.
- Edna Floyd Booth Award: Awarded annually to assist graduates with travel costs associated with thesis or dissertation research.
- Malcolm C. McMillan Award: Awarded biennially to recognize the outstanding scholarship produced by graduates.
- Marguerite E. Scharnagel Fellowship: Awarded annually to graduates in the final phases of dissertation writing.
- Melvin Kranzberg Award: Awarded annually to a graduate for outstanding scholarship in the history of technology.
- Milo B. Howard Research Award: Awarded annually to PhD candidates to support their dissertation research.
- Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship: A prestigious award for new students pursuing doctoral or terminal professional degrees at Auburn in support of their work in established or emerging areas of excellence.
- Robert L. Partin Award: Awarded annually to a graduate student for their exceptional service to the Department of History.
For enrolled students, additional funding for participation in professional conferences and for thesis/dissertation research is available from the department through a competitive awards process. Other competitive opportunities for funding exist in the College of Liberal Arts, the Graduate School, and at the University level.