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In addition to the scholarships and tuition waivers described here, be sure to visit the Alumni Association, the University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and the University’s combined scholarship and fellowship list. The College of Humanities offers scholarships to both new and continuing students. For more information, application packets, deadlines, and qualifications, please contact Natalie Montoya, Administrative Officer for the College of Humanities at 801-581-6214 or natalie.montoya@utah.edu.

How to Apply

Each year, the Department of History proudly awards a number of scholarships and tuition waivers on a competitive basis. These are listed below. They are open to all students who have declared History as a major. That includes both first year students and transfer students, as well as all other currently enrolled History majors. Students do not have to apply for federal or state financial aid to be considered for these awards.

All applications for Department scholarships and tuition waivers require a completed Undergraduate Scholarship Application and a one-page personal statement tailored to the requirements of the award for which the student is applying. Students who wish to apply simultaneously for more than one award do not need to write multiple personal statements. Instead, they must submit a one- to two-page statement that addresses their qualifications for each of the scholarships in question.

In addition to the application form and the statement of purpose, applicants must also submit official transcripts and three letters of recommendation according to the guidelines below. Each letter must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation permission form.

High school seniors should submit a copy of their latest high school transcript, which must include ACT scores. Letters of recommendation should come from high school teachers and at leas one of them should come from a history teacher. Students who accept the award must declare History as their major.

Transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher should submit a copy of their college transcript and three letters of recommendation from their college professors, preferably from one or more History professors.

Currently enrolled History majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher should submit a copy of their University of Utah transcript and three letters of recommendation from professors, preferably from one or more History professors.

The deadline for submission of all application material for departmental scholarships is the first Monday in March of each year. Please submit all scholarship material in a single envelope to the Department of History, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building (CTIHB) suite 310, or mail this material to:

Amarilys Scott
University of Utah
Department of History
215 S. Central Campus Dr., Room 310
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0311

The Department of History Tuition Waiver

The Department of History Tuition Waiver provides $5000 for the academic year (fall and spring) for a University of Utah undergraduate student majoring in history. Tuition waivers cannot be held simultaneously from two separate units of the University of Utah. Consequently, students who accept a tuition waiver from another unit on campus are not eligible for the Department of History Tuition Waiver. However, one of these can indeed be combined with any of the Department’s named scholarships listed. Applicants must carry a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The Gregory C. Crampton Memorial Scholarship

The Gregory C. Crampton Memorial Scholarship provides up to $2000 for the academic year (fall and spring) for a University of Utah undergraduate student majoring in history. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, a junior or senior in the year that funding is received, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

In addition to the application material described above, applicants for the Gregory C. Crampton Memorial Scholarship should include a one-page personal statement explaining the student's area of strongest interest within the discipline of history.

The James H. and Mary Ann Gardner Scholarship

The James H. and Mary Ann Gardner Scholarship provides up to $4000 for the academic year (fall and spring) for a University of Utah undergraduate student majoring in history. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, a junior or senior in the year that funding is received, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Preference will be given to applicants who are preparing for graduate training in business, law or medicine.

In addition to the application material described above, applicants to the James H. and Mary Ann Gardner Scholarship should include a one-page statement explaining how the study of history helps to prepare one for a career in the fields of business, law or medicine.

The Harvard David Hanks Scholarship

The Harvard David Hanks Scholarship provides up to $6000 for the academic year (fall and spring) for a University of Utah student majoring in history with a focus in American history. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, a sophomore, junior, or senior in the year that funding is received, carry a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, a US citizen, and no prior history of the use or sale of illegal drugs. Preference will be given to non-resident students from Idaho. If no qualified applicants satisfy this condition, preference will be given to non-residents from other states outside of Utah.

In addition to the application material described above, applicants to the Harvard David Hanks Scholarship should include a one-page personal statement that explains why the student chose to major in American history at the University of Utah.

The John Williams James Family Scholarship

The John Williams James Family Scholarship provides up to $6000 for the academic year (fall and spring) for a University of Utah undergraduate majoring in history. The student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours, a junior or senior in the year that funding is received, carry a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and a US Citizen.

In addition to the application material described above, applicants to the John Williams James Family Scholarship should include a one-page personal statement explaining the student's area of strongest interest within the discipline of history.

The Susannah Topham Memorial Scholarship

The Susannah Topham Memorial Scholarship provides up to $7500 for the academic year (fall and spring) for a University of Utah undergraduate student majoring in history. The student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours, a junior or senior in the year that funding is received, and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate interest in historical archaeology or environmental history, are Utah high school graduates, and who are female.

 In addition to the application material described above, applicants to the Susannah Topham Memorial Scholarship should include a one-page personal statement explaining the student's area of strongest interest within the discipline of history.

 

Last Updated: 11/16/16