Scholarships

Department of History Scholarships for 2019-20

[NOTE: All awards are subject to availability of funds.] 

Professor Thomas K. Keefe History Scholarships

The Professor Thomas K. Keefe History Scholarships were established by Carl Jackson and other donors in memory of one of Appalachian's truly outstanding teachers. The scholarship is to assist a full-time undergraduate history major and a graduate student in the pursuit of their studies. To be eligible, you must be a full-time student at Appalachian [defined as at least twelve (12) semester hours for undergraduates and at least nine (9) semester hours for graduates] and be enrolled for the full academic year. Applicants must also be rising juniors or seniors or graduate students with a grade point average of 3.25 or above. Award: $1,450. (each)

Worth Sweet Scholarship for History, Secondary Education

History majors earning a B.S. degree with teacher certification may apply for the Worth Sweet Scholarship if they (1) are rising juniors or seniors, (2) have a GPA of 3.00 or better and (3) can demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. (A completed Financial Aid Form [FAFSA] must be on file with the Office of Financial Aid.) The award is renewable upon re-application and re-selection. Students must be enrolled for the full academic year. Award: $1,071.

Evelyn Shepherd and Brenda Greene History Scholarship

Applicants must be full-time students majoring in history, rising sophomores, juniors or seniors, permanent residents of Ashe, Avery or Watauga counties and should demonstrate satisfactory academic accomplishment (at least a 3.0 GPA). Preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial need. (FAFSA is not required.) The award is renewable upon re-application and re-selection. Students must be enrolled for the full academic year. Award: $603.

Robert D. Warren Endowment History Scholarship

Applicants must be history majors, be rising juniors or seniors and have a minimum (3.0 GPA). Preference in awarding the scholarship will go to applicants who can demonstrate financial need. Students must be enrolled for the full academic year. Award: $3,211.

Clara Dougherty Brown Memorial Scholarship in History Endowment

Each year the History Department awards the Clara Dougherty Brown Scholarship to a graduate student. To be eligible you must be a graduate student in the Department of History, a North Carolinian and have an interest in historic preservation or restoration. Students must be enrolled for the full academic year. Award: $647.

The Benjamin Frosst Little Endowed Scholarship for International Travel

The History Department is inviting applicants effective immediately for a scholarship that can help you pay for study abroad programs. The Benjamin Frosst Little Endowed Scholarship for International Travel will provide $419 to any History major who plans to enroll in an international study program that will occur in the 2019-20 academic year. Priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. The awarding of this scholarship is contingent on being accepted and participating in an international study program.  Award: $419

Mary Etta Moretz Scholarship

To provide scholarship support of $1,500 to a full-time rising junior or senior pursuing a career in the field of public history.  Recipients must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 and demonstrate financial need.   Award: $1,500

 

Application packets are available online by clicking here (.DOC), or from the History Department Main Office, room 248 in Anne Belk Hall [Mrs. Gamble].

All application materials must be emailed or submitted in person to Mrs. Gamble. DEADLINE for applying is by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, MARCH 13, 2019.