Department of History at Winthrop - Scholarships and Awards

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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. Donald Rakestraw, Ms. Katie Hartnett or check out the flyer (pdf - 179 KB)! To apply, fill out an application (pdf - 305 KB) and email it to Dr. Donald Rakestraw and Ms. Katie Hartnett by 5pm, April 9th, 2021. To apply for the John Winthrop Endowed Scholarship, please fill out this application (pdf - 105 KB) and email to Dr. Eddie Lee, Director of Graduate Studies, by 5pm, April 9th, 2021. 

 

The Professor Jason Silverman Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Winthrop students who have at least a 3.0 GPA (or graduated in the top 25% of their high school class if incoming freshmen) and who have financial need.  First preference among candidates meeting these criteria should go to students majoring in history; second preference to students minoring in history.  This scholarship should go to one student each year unless the award reaches an amount which exceeds the cost of attendance, in which case additional awards may be made. Scholarship recipient selection and number of recipients to be determined under the auspices of the History Department Chair.

 

The Maggie Elrod “The Elrod” Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Maggie Elrod, Class of 1978, to provide support to Winthrop students. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students who are juniors or seniors and majoring in History or Social Studies, and who intend to become teachers. Eligible candidates should have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and first preference should be given to students who are first generation college students. This scholarship should go to one student each year, unless the award amount exceeds the amount of tuition, in which case an additional, smaller award can be made. The scholarship is renewable to candidates who continue to meet the criteria. Scholarship recipient selection and number of recipients will be determined under the auspices of the Chair of the History Department.

 

The Marguerite Appleby Fund

This fund was established by Marguerite Appleby, Class of 1933, to provide enrichment of departmental programs in the Winthrop University Department of History, for special initiatives such as stipends and travel expenses for speakers, special programs, and student travel to present at conferences.

 

The Fred Hembree “The Hembree” Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Larry and Vivian Carroll in honor of the late Dr. Fred Hembree, Class of 1980, for the purpose of providing renewable full-tuition scholarships for junior or senior students with strong academic records who are majoring in History.  Preference will be given to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in History, students with financial need, and students who are from the area within a sixty mile radius of the campus of Winthrop University.

 

The Dr. Edward Lee History Scholarship

The Dr. Edward Lee Scholarship will be awarded to a Winthrop graduate student planning to pursue a doctorate in history to encourage and reward future historians. 

 

The 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. 

 

The 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. 

 

The 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.

 

John Winthrop Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established by John Winthrop of Charleston, SC and honors the Winthrop family heritage integral to Winthrop's founding and early success. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to full-time students majoring in History at Winthrop University. Recipients, as well as their student and faculty peers, are invited to use Massachusetts Historical Society as a reference in their work and studies. Scholarship recipient selection and number of recipients will be determined under the auspices of the chair of the History Department (or its successor department) with preference given to a thesis track graduate student;  the Office of Financial Aid is charged with the administrative responsibilities of scholarships.

 

The 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. 

 

The 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.

Last Updated: 3/30/21