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UNDERGRADUATE

Undergraduate Scholarship Descriptions

Please Note: Students do not need to apply for these scholarships and awards. The recipients are chosen each year by the faculty of the Department of History.

Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients:

ETHEL STEPHENS ARNETT

(shared with English; yearly amounts kept separate)
The Ethel Stephens Arnett Scholarship was established in 1981 by her daughters, Georgia Arnett Bonds and Dorothy Arnett Dixon. Income from the fund is awarded by the Undergraduate Studies committee each year to a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in History. Academic achievement, with a student holding a 3.0 GPA overall, is to be a major consideration.

OLIVER PERRY AND BETTY CAROL CLUTTS

(shared with School of Education; yearly amounts kept separate)
The Oliver P. Clutts family established a fund in 1972 as a memorial to Professor Clutts, a member of the faculty in the School of Education, and to Dr. Betty Carol Clutts, a member of the faculty in the Department of History. Income from the fund is used to support scholarships which are awarded annually to a student majoring in History. Selection is on the basis of talent and academic promise, with financial need as a secondary consideration.

KATHERINE ROBINSON EVERETT AWARD

This fund was established in October 1983, by Mrs. Everett, Class of 1913. Income from this fund is awarded annually for tuition for a full-time student(s) in the History Department. Recipients are nominated by the Head of the History Department and are selected on the basis of academic promise and ability.

HILDA BURTON FOUNTAIN SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded annually to an outstanding rising senior History major. This fund was established in 1999 in honor of Ms. Hilda Burton Fountain, who graduated from Women's College in 1929, by her three sons (Dr. Stuart Fountain, Rear Admiral Robert Fountain, Jr., and Mr. John Fountain).

VERA LARGENT SCHOLARSHIP

Established by a bequest of the late Ms. Vera Ione Largent, Professor Emerita of History, this scholarship is awarded to a rising senior history major selected by a committee of History faculty Members. Financial need is a required criterion.

ANNA SHAW SCHOLARSHIP

The late Ms. Lucy B. Anthony of Moylan, Pennsylvania, established this fund to keep alive the name of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student in a field of social science (alternates between ATY, GEO, HIS, Social Work, SOC, PSC).

MINA WEIL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded annually to a junior or senior majoring in a social science (alternates between ATY, GEO, HIS, Social Work, SOC, PSC).

CONVERSE CLOWSE AWARD

Awarded annually in honor of Converse Clowse, a long-time faculty member in History, to the outstanding graduating senior History major. Academic excellence and departmental service/leadership consistent with the spirit of Connie Clowse are the primary criteria for this award.

SOPHOMORE RECOGNITION AWARD

Established in 1999 to be awarded annually to an outstanding Sophomore History major.

BOBBIE CARTER AWARD

Recognizes a promising entering freshman History major. Established in 2001 in honor of Mrs. Bobbie Carter who worked in the Department for 32 years and was always interested in our History majors.

OUTSTANDING HISTORY/EDUCATION MAJOR

Established in 2007 by the History Department faculty. Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated both academic excellence in history courses and creativity and effectiveness for promoting student learning in their student teaching experience. The winner receives a yearlong membership in the National Council for the Social Studies.

OUTSTANDING HISTORY RESEARCH PAPER

Awarded annually to the research paper that best demonstrates creativity and innovation in research methods and excellence in historical writing. Established in 2007 by the History Department faculty.

SADIE ADELINE BARINEAU SHIPMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORY

Established in 2012 by Mr. Dodson R. Barineau to honor the memory of his sister, Sadie Barineau Shipman, who graduated in 1943 from The Woman's College. Sadie Barineau was a history major and a member of the "Education Club" for future teachers her senior year, and after graduating she taught history. Mr. Barineau wishes, as a lasting memorial to his sister Sadie, to support aspiring teachers who are History majors.

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