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Department of History

Scholarships and Awards

History majors are also eligible to apply for a number of other scholarships in the College of Arts and Sciences. Application for these scholarships is through the College of Arts and Sciences Student Services Office, Kinard 106. For information on the following scholarships, please contact Dr. Gregory S. Crider.

Ross A. Webb Memorial Award

The Ross A. Webb Award will honor the Winthrop University undergraduate student who submits the best history paper on any US History topic. Students seeking further details should contact Kayla Davis in Bancroft 346 (803/ 323 2209) or Dr. Ginger Williams.

Bert Viault Award

The Bert Viault Award will honor the Winthrop University undergraduate student who submits the best history paper on any global (Non-US) topic. Students seeking further details should contact Kayla Davis in Bancroft 346 (803/ 323 2209) or Dr. Ginger Williams.

Glenn Broach Memorial Award

This annual award recognizes the most outstanding History/Political Science double major. The decision is based upon student hours and GPA and consideration by departmental Awards Committee.

South Carolina Society of Colonial Dames Graduate Student Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded bi-annually to a Winthrop graduate student in history. Although preference is given to graduate students in early United States history, all history graduate students are eligible for the scholarship. The decision for the scholarship is made by a committee of the Colonial Dames of South Carolina upon the recommendation of Dr. Crider and Dr. Eddie Lee, the graduate program director.

Annette Spiers Resch Gillespie Scholarship

Established in 1995 by Mr. Doyle Gillespie in memory of his wife, Annette Spiers Resch Gillespie, Winthrop Class of 1975, this scholarship was created to provide financial assistance for one or more undergraduate students at Winthrop University. Preference will be given in awarding this College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship to a rising senior majoring in history. Application is in spring through the College of Arts and Sciences Student Services Office, Kinard 106. For further details, contact Dr. Gregory S. Crider.

Hayes Scott Heavner Scholarship

Awarded to a rising sophomore, junior or senior who intends to seek teacher licensure and to pursue a career in teaching. Preference is given to history majors and especially those who may also coach. The scholarship was established in memory of a Winthrop student Hayes Scott Heavner Application is in spring through the College of Arts and Sciences Student Services Office, Kinard 106. For further details contact the College of Arts & Science Student Services office.