Scholarships and Awards

The Department awards scholarships to students who demonstrate academic success. Students are also nominated for the Tau chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. Prospective candidates must have completed 12 hours of History course work and have achieved a 3.1 grade point in History and an overall grade point of 3.0.

Congratulations to the 2023-24 Award Recipients!

Carnahan Scholarship

Samuel Pane

MacPhee Scholarship

Aidan Albin

Zimmer History Scholarship

Daniel Quagliana

John J. and Helen B. Mancuso Scholarship

Quintin Barrett

William Budney

Krystyna Klos

Shelby McGranaghan

Joseph T. Gallagher Scholarship

Nikolay Fontanez

William and Helen Chazanof Scholarship

Megan Snider

Kenneth E. Cutler Scholarship

Joshua Chitty

Kim Korhummel Scholarship

Micah McEathron

The Chazanof Award recognizes student work in local history

The MacPhee and Mancuso Scholarships are given to promising History or Social Studies majors who have attained junior rank.

The Zimmer Award recognizes a promising student with career plans in law or communications.

The David Carnahan Award is awarded to a freshmen history major.

The Joseph T. Gallagher Scholarship is named in honor of the Dept. of History's first African historian who passed away suddenly in 1988.  It is given to a student from an underrepresented group pursuing an education degree.

The department also annually recognizes an Outstanding History major, an Outstanding Social Studies major, and an Outstanding History paper.

Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, recognizes academic excellence.

The 2017 inductees of the Phi Alpha Theta honors society

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