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Beverly August Awards $1500

History Department Honors Students, Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Members, and Phi Beta Kappa Members (current and who plan to apply this Spring) are eligible, but previous awardees are not eligible.  In conjunction with the application form the applicants will submit a three to five page essay on “How to Achieve World Peace.” There will be two awards if there are successful candidates.


The Richard and Louise Wilde Award ($5,000 for the The History Teacher and $2,000 for Credential Students — two awards are available)

Master’s Students, Credential Students, and Advanced Undergraduates are eligible. Student must demonstrate strong interest in pedagogy, specifically in teaching history. The successful candidate also receives a yearlong student internship with the editorial board of the prestigious journal The History Teacher, which is published out of CSULB’s History Department.


Nicholas Perkins Hardeman Master’s Student Award $1200

Given to a Master’s Student in history who will be continuing in the M.A. program the following fall, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.


Ebell-Heimberger Scholarship $400

Given to a Master’s Student or Bachelor’s student in history who will be continuing his/her studies in the following fall, specifically for achievement in California History. Writing sample in California History must
reflect this.


Jack Chinski Memorial Award $300

Given in recognition of outstanding work in Holocaust-related studies. Writing sample must demonstrate this.


History 499 Portfolio Award $200

Awarded for the best portfolio assembled by a HIST 499 student. Students may nominate themselves, or faculty may nominate them. 499 portfolio must be submitted. Spring Semester 2013 portfolios are eligible.


History 301 Portfolio Awards $100.

First, second, and third place prizes awarded for the best portfolios assembled by HIST 301 students. Students may nominate themselves, or faculty may nominate them. 301 portfolio must be submitted. Spring Semester 2013 portfolios are eligible.

: The History Department supports History Majors at the Undergraduate and Graduate level with these awards. Students may submit work done for any class taken in the 2013/14 academic year.

Application Materials
(submit both hard copies to Dr. Ali İğmen at the History Office and electronic copies to

1. Application form (click here for the form).
2. Academic transcripts (not official)
3. A personal statement (approximately one page about yourself, your work in the history department, your career plans, and how you would use your award)
4. Samples of work (you must submit appropriate samples for each individual award for which you are applying, and identify them as such in your application packet)
5. Letters of recommendation from faculty (optional, but strongly recommended)


DEADLINE FOR ALL AWARDS: Thursday, March 6, 2014. Please forward all materials/direct any queries to Dr. Ali İğmen (, Chair of the History Department Awards Committee.