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.

Arkansas Tech Foundation Scholarships  

Gene Farmer Memorial Award

A grant is awarded to an Arkansas high school editor who plans to specialize in either journalism or political science at Arkansas Tech University. This award, to honor and encourage a student of outstanding ability, will be made to the high school editor whose academic and journalistic accomplishments indicate the greatest potential for distinguished service in either field. The award, from the income of the Gene Farmer Memorial Endowment, is in memory of one of Arkansas Tech’s most distinguished graduates, who from a beginning as editor of Tech’s student newspaper, achieved national and international prominence as a journalist. Mr. Farmer authored several books and worked for many years as a senior editor for Life Magazine.

Fay Bullock Scholarship Fund

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, financial need, and relevant extracurricular activities will be considered in making the award.

T. A. Dulaney Memorial Scholarship

Awards will be granted annually if funds are sufficient. Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: a junior or senior student who has declared a major in history or political sciences, demonstrated financial need, and enrolled in a semester course load of 15 hours or more. Preference will be given to a student who plans to teach. The recipient may re-apply for the scholarship.

Lawrence M. Evans Memorial Political Science Fund

A memorial scholarship established by Dr. Larry Evans, 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.

International Relations Scholarship

Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient to a sophomore, junior, or senior level student majoring in History/Political Science with a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average. Preference will be given to a veteran, current active duty military, National Guard, or member of the Reserve Armed Forces. The student must have completed at least 6 credit hours (with a “B” or better) from the following courses or completed 3 credit hours (with a “B” or better) and enrolled in 3 or more credit hours in the following International Relations or Foreign Policy courses: POLS 3013, POLS 2403, POLS 2413, POLS 4963 (with an international focus), POLS 4983 (with an international focus).

Neal and Melissa Jenkins Graduate History Scholarship

Through a gift by Dr. Ellen J. Jenkins, the above named scholarship in memory of Neal and Melissa Jenkins has been established to provide scholarships for students accepted to the Arkansas Tech University Graduate Program. The recipient must be a graduate student in History, be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in History, academic achievement and need will be a consideration in selecting the recipient. Submit two letters of recommendation and an applicant letter detailing need and career goals. Preference will be given to a first year graduate student. The scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient and may be renewed for the succeeding spring semester provided the recipient completed the six-hour course load in the fall semester with a 3.0 grade point average and enrolls in six credit hours of graduate History courses in the spring semester. In the event a qualified first-year student has not applied, a third-semester or higher applicant may be selected on a one-semester basis for the fall or spring. Recipients are not eligible to re-apply in subsequent semesters or years.

David Krueger Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of David Krueger’s dedicated service to Tech students and will be awarded each semester that funds are available.  The recipient of the David Krueger Scholarship will be selected by the History and Political Science Department Scholarship Committee.  Applicants should be majoring in Secondary Level Social Studies Education and student teaching in the semester of the award.  Academic achievement and financial need will be a consideration in selecting the recipient.  Applications should include two letters of recommendation and an applicant letter stating needs and goals.  Recipients are not eligible to re-apply in subsequent semesters or years.

P. K. Merrill Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a junior or senior majoring in sociology or history.

Scholarship Application


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 & 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.