Scholarships

The Department of History and Political Science administers four scholarships for its majors plus two History Paper Prize Awards for students of any major.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Fay Bullock Social Sciences and Philosophy Scholarship -- A scholarship awarded each semester to a student who is majoring, or one who intends to major, in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Academic achievement, need, and relevant extracurricular activities will be considered in making the award. The recipient will be selected by the department's faculty. Application should be made to the head of the Department of History and Political Science.

Lawrence M. Evans Memorial Political Science Scholarship --
A memorial scholarship established for Dr. Larry Evans by his family and his friends for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in History and Political Science. Preference will be given to those emphasizing Political Science. Academic achievement and need will be considered in making the award. The recipient will be selected by the faculty of the Dept. of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Application should be made to the head of the Department of History and Political Science.

Neal and Melissa Jenkins Graduate History Scholarship -- A memorial scholarship established in honor of Neal and Melissa Jenkins for a student pursuing the Master of Arts Degree in History. Academic achievement and need will be considered in making the award, and preference will be given to a first year graduate student. The recipient will be selected by a departmental committee. Application should be made to the head of the Department of History and Political Science.

David Krueger Social Studies Education Scholarship. A scholarship awarded each semester to a student who is majoring in Social Studies Education, secondary-level. Academic achievement, need, and relevant extracurricular activities will be considered in making the award. The recipient will be selected by the department's faculty. Application should be made to the head of the Department of History and Political Science. This scholarship will become effective with the Fall 2010 semester.


The Department also encourages its qualified students to apply for the
International Relations Scholarship, established by former ATU Professor of Political Science Dr. Ken Rogers with the Arkansas Tech University Foundation.The award is for a sophomore, junior, or senior level student majoring in History and Political Science. Preference will be given to a veteran, current active duty military, National Guard, or member of the Reserve Armed Forces. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have completed at least 6 hours (with a “B” or higher) from the following courses or completed 3 credit hours (with a “B” or higher) from one of the following courses and enrolled in 3 or more credit hours in the following International Relations or Foreign Policy courses: POLS 3013, POLS 3403, POLS 3413, POLS 4963 (with an international focus), POLS 4983 (with an international focus). Application should be made through the Arkansas Tech University Foundation (Click Here).



PAPER PRIZES

Joe Murphy Undergraduate History Award. A monetary award
presented annually for the best undergraduate-level history paper composed during the current academic year. The winning essay is expected to combine original historical research on significant subjects, based on source material, with good English composition and superior style. The recipient will be selected by a departmental committee. Application should be made to the head of the Department of History and Political Science.

Angelo and Rosa Denova Graduate History Award. A monetary award presented annually for the best graduate-level history paper composed during the current academic year. The winning essay is expected to combine original historical research on significant subjects, based on source material, with good English composition and superior style. The recipient will be selected by a departmental committee. Application should be made to the head of the Department of History and Political Science.

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