Awards and Scholarships

History Department Support for Undergraduate Research

Are you planning to conduct primary research as part of one of your history classes? Would you like to visit an archive, a library, a film institute or a historic site outside Southeast Michigan? The History Department encourages and supports Undergraduate research by offering financial support in addition to intellectual guidance. If you are a student in either History 395, History 396, History 397, History 398 or History 399 you might be eligible for research funding.

If you think you are eligible, fill out and submit your application for Undergraduate research and travel funds.

History Department Awards and ScholarshipsThanks to the generosity of several donors, the History Department is able to offer several scholarships and a writing prize.

The Richard Gilder Scholarship

  • This scholarship has been established by the Rachor Family Foundation, Ltd. in honor of Wall Street stockbroker, Richard Gilder. One award of $1000 is made each December.
  • Students who meet the following scholarship guidelines apply to the History Department in November of the senior year.
    • Applicants must be University of Michigan History Majors who have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours.
    • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.4 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
    • Applicants must have a minimum of 3.5 grade point average in history courses and must complete History 260 (previously 160) and 261 (previously 161) by the time they apply for the scholarship. In addition, the applicant must have completed or be enrolled in at least three U.S. History courses, with two of them at the 300 level or above.
    • Preference will be given to students whose coursework indicates an emphasis on American History and whose career goals include pursuing a profession that focuses on American History (teaching, archiving, museum work, etc.).
  • Download the Fall application due November 11, 2011.
  • Deadline: November 7, 2011

The Rosenberg Family Scholarship is given each September to a senior-year history concentrator from Ohio who meets specific criteria. Selections are made by the History Department; students do not apply directly for the award.

The Grossman Family Award has been established:

  1. To provide a prize to a student for an outstanding paper or article published in the student-operated Michigan Journal of History
  2. To provide support for travel by a History Honors student who is doing research in national and international archives

University of Michigan and Local Scholarships

LSA Scholarships for continuing qualified LSA students who demonstrate high academic merit and verified financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Awards have ranged from $500 up to $10,000 per year. 

University of Michigan Financial Aid Office will provide additional information.

The Telluride House at the University of Michigan is a residential community that offers full room and board scholarships. 

The Center for the Education of Women Research Grants (University of Michigan) offers CEW Student Research Grants for student-designed and conducted projects related to their mission.

The LSA Honors Program provides assistance to individual students who are applying for major national scholarship competitions.

The International Institute offers a range of awards for undergraduate students.

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies has information about funding opportunities.

The Center for European Studies has information about their Summer Research and Internship Grants.

The U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) may have grants for Study Abroad programs.

National Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards

The U-M Provost’s Council on Student Honors administers some external scholarships. To learn more, please click here.

The Harry Truman Scholarship emphasizes “those who want to make a difference in public service”.

The Rhodes Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship that bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

The Institute for International Education Fulbright Program is administered through the U-M International Institute. Information sessions are held frequently on campus. For more information contact Heather Johnson.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship allows students from outside the UK to study at the University of Cambridge.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergrads who are receiving Federal Pell Grants to study abroad.

The Boren Awards for International Study supports graduate and undergraduate students studying languages, cultures and world areas critical to U.S. interests.