Scholarships and Awards
History Department Scholarships and Awards
Cash award amounts vary by scholarship and year.
Stow Persons Award for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis
An undergraduate award given to the student who writes the Best Honors Thesis for the academic year. In honor of Carver Professor of History, Stow Persons (1913-2006), who was a distinguished member of the department from 1950 until his retirement in 1981.
Alan B. Spitzer Scholarship
One annual scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in History who demonstrates exceptional promise and dedication to the study of history. Qualifications: junior standing and minimum of 3.25 GPA in History.
William L.M. & William E. Burke Scholarship
To support one or more annual scholarships for students studying European history; preference to undergraduate students. To provide students with travel expenses to and from Europe to expand their study – social history, urban history, architecture, and/or art.
William Eugene Wolters Scholarship
One or more annual scholarships, based on need and merit, awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in history, with a special interest in American History.
Melissa Harmeyer Scholarship
One or more annual scholarships awarded to deserving students in History, primarily American History. Qualifications: junior year, with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and with demonstrated financial need.
Departmental Academic Achievement Award
This award honors the two graduating seniors with the highest cumulative GPA in the History major.
Departmental Service Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate history major who has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership to the study of History at the University of Iowa.
Other UIowa Undergraduate Research Funding
Stanley Undergraduate Awards for International Research
http://international.uiowa.edu/funding/students/awards/stanley/undergraduate (deadline February 6)
Excellence in Undergraduate Research
http://www.uiowa.edu/icru/article/excellence-undergraduate-research-awards (deadline February 3)
Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduate (ICRU) Fellowship
The Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research
http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/scholarships/dewey-stuit-fund-undergraduate-research (deadline April 15)
Ferentz Undergraduate Fellowships for Research
http://clas.uiowa.edu/students/scholarships/ferentz (deadline December)
Honors Travel Grants for Experiential Learning (must be University Honors)
https://honors.uiowa.edu/travel-grants (no deadline)
See complete list of scholarships listed at the University of Iowa Scholarship Portal, https://uiowa.academicworks.com/ (most deadlines for CLAS scholarships are February 2).