The Department of History offers numerous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate majors.  For more information please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Simon Cordery, at:   s-cordery@wiu.edu

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Scholarships for History Undergraduates

Gordon W. Kirk Honors History Scholarship (History majors, Honors Degree Candidate): $1,000 per year for 4 years: ACT 27 or higher, 24 or 26  and top 10%. GPA 3.4 for renewal. Application Form

Charles G. Sadler History Memorial Scholarship (first year): $1,000 or $2,000 per year for 4 years; 25 ACT or higher. Application Form

Emily V. Leonard History Memorial Scholarship (first year): $1,000 per year for 4 years; 23 ACT or higher. Application Form

Larry T. Balsamo History Teacher Education Scholarship (Teacher Ed freshmen): $1,000 per year for 5 years; 28 ACT or higher. Application Form

Susan & Cliff Haka History Opportunity Award (sophomores, juniors, and seniors): $500 per semester; 3.0 GPA or higher and financial need, based on FAFSA. The application deadline for Fall semester is May 1 of the preceding Spring semester. The application deadline for Spring semester is December 1 of the preceding Fall semester: Haka Application Form

Victor and Mary Hicken History Scholarship (juniors and seniors): $1,000 per year for up to 2 years; 3.5 GPA. The application deadline is May 1 of the preceding Spring semester in even-numbered years: Hicken Application Form

Undergraduate Research Awards (History majors and minors). Contact the faculty member with whom you wish to work, for further information.

Richard D. and Janet L. Boynton History Honors Thesis Award (senior status):  $500 award for one semester.  Fall semester nomination deadline:  December 1;  Spring semester deadline:  May 1.  Contact the Department Chair for further information.

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For History Graduate Students

Darrell and Virginia Dykstra Memorial Scholarship (grad students): $1,500 per year for 2 years; 3.25 GPA

David P. Pasquini Award (grad students who are full-time teachers): $750 one-time award

Professor Emeritus Graduate Student Research Awards (grad students): up to $500 per research project or conference presentation

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History Honors Graduates

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