Scholarships for History Majors

Are you interested in studying the past as a history major, but are concerned about paying off student loans in the future? Luckily, there are many scholarships available for history majors to help ease the financial burden that often accompanies pursing a college education. National historic organizations and private foundations offer many of these scholarships. Local historical societies also administer scholarships. Some scholarships are awarded to students studying a particular area of history, such as American history or historic preservation. Many of these scholarships are for college juniors and seniors, but some are available to students in their first few years of college. To qualify, applicants often need to demonstrate strong academic standing and submit a personal statement. Browse this list of scholarships for history majors to find the perfect one for you.

Showing 1-20 of 57 scholarships
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  • 2,500 - 30,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Museum Studies|American Studies|Decorative Arts|Architectural History|American History|Art|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|
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United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship was established to support graduate students who are pursuing a degree program in art or architectural history, American history, American studies, museum studies, or decorative arts, and scholars with a proven record of research and publication. The program provides a $2,500 monthly sipend.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |African American History|
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The BMRC Short-Term Fellowships in African American Studies was created tghrough the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Application for this fellowship is open to those working on all aspects of African American History, icluding artists, doctoral candidates, scholars, and writers.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|Religion|Law|Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|History|American Studies|Political Science|Literature|Music History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society offers the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship. The scholarship is provided to scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. The program aims to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The awardee will receive a $35,000 twelve-month stipend.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details THE DANIELLE PARKS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Hellenistic|Roman Cyprus|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The fellowship was established to honor Danielle Parks, who directed excavations at the Amathus Gate Cemetery and an author of The Roman Coinage of Cyprus. It was created to help graduate students who wish to work with Cyprus to further enhance his/her research on a subject of related to Cypriot archaeology and culture.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 52,425
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|Urban History|American Studies|Decorative Arts|Architectural History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship is a two-year fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York. This fellowship is for recent PhD's in the urban history, American studies, decorative arts, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and pursue an independent research project related to MCNY’s collections or programs.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |History|English|Journalism|Creative Writing|
  • School (K-12): |Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship fund was established to benefit a graduating senior from Parkside High School planning to attend accredited four-year college or university, or accredited two-year institution. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in English, Creative Writing, or Journalism or History.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Fellowship in Aerospace History American Historical Association
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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The National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and the American Historical Association offer this fellowship annually. The purpose of this fellowship is to support a significant scholarly research project in aerospace history. Through this, fellows will have the opportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Art|Ethnic/cultural studies|English|Geography|Labor Studies|Literature|Sociology|Urban Studies|Communications|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History was created by The Fund for Labor Culture and History. This fellowship supports innovative study of the philosophies, identities, problems, and the expressive cultures of working people in the U.S.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The Sue Nelmes Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |History|
  • School (K-12): |Portage Central High School, Portage, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|College|
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The scholarship was established by a Portage Central alumnus in honor of retired Portage Schools Social Studies teacher, Sue Nelmes. It is available to all female graduating seniors of Portage Central High School who excelled in history class and will take a major or minor in history in a four-year college.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Ingebord Crede Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |History|English Literature|Secondary Education|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors of any Palm Beach or Martin County high school who are top 15 percent of class and have military family background, and who are planning to pursue a study in secondary education, English literature or history at an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Nov-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Business Administration|History|Economics|
  • School (College): Attend |Harvard University (MA)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. Travel Fellowships awards grants from $1000-3000. This fellowship facilitates research in library and archives about business or economic history. Application is open to Harvard University graduate students, graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other UniversitiesApplicants must be Harvard University graduate students in history, economics, or business administration, graduate students or nontenured faculty in those fields from other Universities or Harvard College undergraduates writing senior theses in these fields.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Michael Kraus Research Grant American Historical Association
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  • 800
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |American History|
  • Organization: American Historical Association (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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Michael Kraus Research Grant is given to AHA members who are advanced doctoral students, nontenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars and to those with specific research needs. The grant awards up to $800.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Economics|
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The fellowship aims to enable scholars to engage in research that will benefit from the resources of Harvard Business School and the larger Boston scholarly community. This is a twelve months' residence, study, and research at Harvard Business School. Eligible applicants are those who have received a Ph.D. in history, economics, or a related field within the last ten years.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.5
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  • n/a
  • 20 awards
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Political Science|Law|Philosophy|Economics|Literature|Sociology|Psychology|Literary Criticism|Linguistics|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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The Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study is awarded to doctoral student major in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |American Society|
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The Fellowships at the Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Institution is awarded to student major in invention and innovation in American society.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Thomas P. Sperry Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |History|Liberal Arts|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|West Aurora School District 129, IL|East Aurora School District 131, IL|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|Vocational School|Trade School|Graduate School|Professional school|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to high school senior or graduates of a high school in Aurora City who are pursuing a study in Liberal Arts or majoring in history in an accredited two or four-year institution, professional/trade/vocational school, or graduate school in the US.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships accepts applicants who are academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students. The applicabts must have research that include women's history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture or journalism.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library is awarded to graduate students, researchers, academic scholars interested in working the librarys collections. Applicants must be doing research in womens history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture, and journalism
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Fellowships at Historic Deerfield Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 7 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|Archaeology|History|American Studies|Architecture|Art|Design|Material Culture|Preservation and Museum Studies|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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A nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture open to junior or senior undergraduates.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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