College of Arts and Sciences - History

Complete Scholarship Name Application Deadline Date Contact Name Contact Phone Number Contact E-mail Address
Becht Family Endowment Fund Dissertation Preparation Fellowship Yes To be specified by the Graduate Director Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The Becht Family Endowment Fund Disseretation Preparation Fellowship is awarded to a PhD student in History who has made satisfactory progress in completing his or her program. The winner will be chosen by a committee of the History Department Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and one tenured faculty member selected by the Chair of the department. The committee will choose a PhD student who shows dedication to the field, a promising research plan, and who has passed his or her comprehensive exams, defended his or her dissertation proposal, and is considered admitted to candidacy or "ABD." The application deadlilne is specified by the Graduate Director.
Cary and Helen Grant Scholarship Yes May 1 Dawn Hiller 803.777.2993 HILLER@sc.edu
Deserving History major / Can be in state or out of state.
Charles W. Coolidge Scholarship Yes March 1 Tyler McNamara 803.576.5512 mcnamart@mailbox.sc.edu
Open to rising junior and rising senior History majors.
Clyde Ferrell Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship Yes April 15 Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The Clyde Ferrell Summer Research and Dissertation Fellowship Award supports excellence in historical study by a graduate degree candidate in history. The fund supports a summer graduate fellowship in the Department of History. The department invites research proposals from graduate students in the PhD program for work to be undertaken during the summer. Applications should include a CV, a 3-page description of the student's overall project and summer plans, and a budget and justification of proposed expenditures.
Darrick Hart Award for Excellence in Public History No February 15 Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The Darrick Hart Award for Excellence in Public recognizes outstanding contributions made by a graduate student in the field of Public History over the previous calendar year in the areas of historical preservation, museums and material culture, or archival administration and library and information science. Nominees must be enrolled as degree candidates for the M.A. in Public History. Faculty, students, alumni, and members of the wider public history community may nominate students. The department also welcomes self-nominations. Nominations should consist of a letter describing the nominee’s contribution to the field of public history. Nominees will be asked to provide a resume and a short letter describing their accomplishments. Samples of work may also be submitted. The award carries an honorarium of $250.
Department of History Award for Excellence in Teaching Yes April 15 Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The USC History Deparment Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated a strong record as a stand-alone instructor or teaching assistant. Applicants should include a CV, statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages), and sample teaching evaluations.
Hampton-Rogers Award No N/A Tyler McNamara 803.576.5512 mcnamart@mailbox.sc.edu
Given to the senior with the highest grade point average in the Department of History.
John G. "Jack" Sproat Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship Yes January 31st or as specified by the Graduate Director Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The John G. "Jack" Sproat Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship is awarded to a PhD student in History who has made satisfactory progress in completing his or her program. The winner will be chosen by a committee of the History Department Chair, the Director of Graduate Studies, and one tenured faculty member selected by the Chair of the department. The committee will choose a PhD student whose research topic in American History is established and who shows dedication to his or her field. The committee will consider all Callcott and Smith-Richardson applications for the Spratt Fellowship.
Robert H. Wienefled Essay Prize No Nominations and submissions are due around February 1st. Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The Robert H. Wienefeld Essay Fund honors “excellence in historical research” by graduate degree candidates in history. The department presents one award annually to the author of an outstanding history essay, other than a section of a doctoral dissertation, written in the year prior to the award year. Details: The award carries and honorarium of $250.00. The department solicits nominations from faculty members and invites submission from students. Awards are presented on Graduate Student Day.
Smith Richardson Summer Endowed Fellowship Yes March 3rd Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The Smith Richardson Summer endowed fellowship supports graduate students in history “working on issues of public good.” The department considers applications from all graduate degree candidates in history. The award may be used for travel to conferences or collections; purchase of books, images, or other materials; living expenses; or other research needs. Details: The award carries and honorarium of $2500. Applications should include a CV; a description of the student's overall project and summer plans, not to exceed 1000 words; and a budget of proposed expenditures. The department will also consider all Smith Richardson applications for the Callcott Award.
William H. Nolte Graduate Assistant Teaching Award No February 26 Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The William H. Nolte Graduate Assistant Teaching Award recognizes a student whose work in the classroom has been particularly distinguished. All students who have completed at least two years in the PhD program at the end of the semester of the award and who are employed as teaching assistants are eligible for this award. Students should prepare a self-nomination portfolio for this award. Portfolios may include sample syllabi by applicants who have taught as an instructor of record; sample discussion questions, quizzes or other assignments designed by the applicant; and quantitative and comment sections of student evaluations. The department does not retain copies of student evaluations to provide to applicants. Awards are presented on Graduate Student Day
Thomas L. Connelly Memorial Fund Award Y March 12th Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
Any graduate student in History is eligible to apply. Award is intended to supplement summer research and travel expenses.
Wilfrid and Rebecca Callcott Award No March 3rd Jay Pou 803.777.4492 pouj@sc.edu
The Wilfrid and Rebecca Callcott Award supports excellence in historical study by a graduate degree candidate in history. The department considers applications from all graduate degree candidates in history. The award carries an honorarium of $3000. The department invites research proposals from graduate students in any degree program for work to be undertaken during the summer. Proposals should include a CV, a description of the project that is no more than 1000 works in length, and a projection of expenses. The department will also consider all Callcott applications for the Smith Richardson fellowship.
William G. "Chip" Roberts Scholarship Award Yes March 1 Tyler McNamara 803.576.5512 mcnamart@mailbox.sc.edu
The William G. "Chip" Roberts Scholarship Award is offered to an undergraduate student majoring in history who maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher and is awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants for the Charles W. Coolidge Scholarship are automatically considered for this award.