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Minimum requirements for scholarship applications include:
Submit the following materials to the Undergraduate Studies (UGS) Office, 1135 Heller Hall, along with your application and related materials specific to each scholarship:
The Donovan scholarship program was established by a generous bequest from the family of Hedley Donovan. Mr. Donovan graduated with a history major in 1934 from the University of Minnesota. After a long career in journalism, Mr. Donovan became editor in chief of Time, Inc. Following his retirement from this position, Mr. Donovan served as an advisor to President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Donovan died in 1990. The scholarship was founded because Hedley Donovan credited much of his success in life to his education at the University of Minnesota.
The Donovan scholarship annually rewards up to three exceptional history majors who demonstrate the potential for the kind of leadership Mr. Donovan displayed. The scholarship provides major funding ($8,000) to permit the Donovan scholar to undertake an exceptional program of study, research, or work in Minnesota or elsewhere. Projects might include conducting research in regional, national, or international archives or libraries; serving an internship with a government, cultural, or social service agency here or abroad; or working with an international scholar.
Applications for the Donovan scholarship must include, in addition to the items noted below:
Margaret and Kenneth Talle graduated in 1966 from the University of Minnesota in the College of Liberal Arts. Margaret’s degree was from the Departments of French and English, and she went on to have a very successful French teaching career at Breck School. Kenneth graduated with a degree from the Department of History, and he co-founded Thies and Talle, a prosperous Management Company with properties located throughout the Midwest. Inspired by former University President Ken Keller’s commitment to focus and excellence, as well as their own son’s merit-based scholarship awards, the Talle’s were moved to create a scholarship, to be awarded to the best undergraduate senior with a major in History.
The Talle Family Merit Scholarship for Excellence in History covers an amount up to $12,000 to be used for the payment, partially or totally, of tuition, living expenses and travel, or the purchase of books and other research materials during the student’s senior year.
(three copies of the following materials)
This scholarship commemorates Norman W. Moen, an outstanding teacher and administrator at this University for 41 years. Moen played an active role in educational outreach and advocated for campus diversity. Moen held a love of Minnesota history and community involvement that is honored with the Norman W. Moen Public History Scholarship.
The Moen Scholarship of $500 shall be awarded annually to one exceptional CLA undergraduate to support the student’s participation in a mentored public history internship. The funds may be used for the payment of tuition, fees, and/or purchase of academic books. Preference will be given to students who have taken coursework in public history or have participated in the History Day mentorship program.
submit three copies of a packet of material that includes:
In addition, you need to supply the materials listed below for all departmental scholarships. The specific focus of your essay is your choice. The deadline for the Moen Scholarship is: Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
This scholarship is open to all CLA students. Waller scholarships provide one year of scholarship support for approximately 130 CLA undergraduates and transfer students. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, with some consideration given to co- or extra-curricular involvement. Financial need is not a consideration. To apply, you must:
This scholarship is open to all CLA students. Selmer Birkelo scholarships provide one year of scholarship support for approximately 15 outstanding CLA students majoring in fields relating to history, modern languages, classics, or the social and behavioral sciences.
The scholarships are awarded exclusively on the basis of academic merit, with particular attention paid to depth of study in the major, general breadth of coursework, and clarity of academic purpose. Financial need is not a consideration. (see CLA Scholarship Application for Continuing Students). To apply, you must:
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For 2014, 11 students with History undergraduate majors have been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Alpha Chapter of the University of Minnesota. Congratulations to all of these exceptional students!
Congratulations to these exceptional History undergrad students!
CLA Continuing Student ScholarshipsHistory undergraduate Elizabeth Bushard is among the winners for 2013-14 of the Selmer Birkelow Scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts
Talle Family Merit Scholarship for Excellence in History
Kevin Kallmes—"Silchester Field School--Summer Excavation Opportunity"
Samuel Neisen—"Citizen Schools and Public Achievement"
Rebecca Whitmore—"Senegalese Elementary Education in the Shadow of International Presence"
George Green Prize:
Sara Norlin—"Not All in the Same Boat: Gender and Class Inequalities in Popular Cultural Accounts of the RMS Titanic and the RMS Lusitania"
Class of 1889 Memorial Prize:
Renae Rodgers—"Transitions in Textbooks: National Identity in the Volksschule History Texts, 1939-1949"
Howard Reinmuth Prize:
Drew Horwood—"A consulting Imperialist: Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle, and the Ethos of Empire"