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.

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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 2,500 - 30,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2020
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  • Major: Study |Museum Studies|American Studies|Decorative Arts|Architectural History|American History|Art|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
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  • Major: Study |African American History|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2020
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 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|History|American Studies|Political Science|Literature|Music History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
THE DANIELLE PARKS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Hellenistic|Roman Cyprus|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 52,425
  • 1 award
  • October 2019
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
Alice Parsons Davis Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2020
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
Fellowship in Aerospace History American Historical Association
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2019
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
The Sue Nelmes Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |History|
  • School (K-12): |Portage Central High School, Portage, MI|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|College|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
Ingebord Crede Memorial Scholarship Fund Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2020
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Nov-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Business Administration|History|Economics|
  • School (College): Attend |Harvard University (MA)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
Michael Kraus Research Grant American Historical Association
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  • 800
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |American History|
  • Organization: American Historical Association (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • October 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Economics|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.5
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  • n/a
  • 20 awards
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Political Science|Law|Philosophy|Economics|Literature|Sociology|Psychology|Literary Criticism|Linguistics|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
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  • Major: Study |American Society|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Thomas P. Sperry Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
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|
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Mary Baker Eddy Library Research Fellowships Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Architecture|Journalism|Spirituality and Health|Women's History|Religious Studies|Nineteenth-century History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
Fellowships at Historic Deerfield Organization of American Historians
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  • n/a
  • 7 awards
  • February 2020
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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
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