2013 HISTORY STUDENT AWARDS COMPETITION
Deadline: March 22
The Richard and Louise Wilde Award
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 year-long student internship with the editorial board of the prestigious journal The History Teacher, which is published out of CSULB’s History Department.
The Richard and Louise Wilde Award for Credentials Students
Credential students only eligible. Student must demonstrate strong interest in pedagogy, specifically in teaching history.
Nicholas Perkins Hardeman Master’s Student Award
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.
The Xiaolan Bao Memorial Scholarship
Given in honor of professor Bao, a distinguished historian of Chinese and Chinese-American women. Given for outstanding work by a graduate or undergraduate student in the history of Asian or Asian American women. Writing sample must reflect this.
Douglas McNeally Award
Given to a student who has performed outstanding service to the history department and demonstrated intellectual achievements required of outstanding history students. Personal statement must reflect this.
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
Given in recognition of outstanding work in Holocaust-related studies. Writing sample must demonstrate this.
Stuart L. Bernath Prize
Awarded for best historical essay by a graduate or undergraduate student.
Elizabeth Neilsen Scholarship – $400
Awarded to an outstanding History major of sophomore or junior standing to enable the recipient to complete the B.A. in the History Department. Outstanding achievement may be demonstrated through academic record in history course work. Writing sample is often helpful.
History 499 Portfolio Award
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 Award/s
First, second, and third place prizes awarded for the best portfolio or 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.
Eligibility: 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 2012/2013 academic year.
Application Materials (submit all in electronic form and in hard copy to the History Department Office):
- Application form - download here Awards Application2013
- Academic transcripts (not official)
- A personal statement (approximately one page about yourself, your work in the history department, your career plans, and how you would use your award)
- Samples of work (you must submit appropriate samples according for each individual award for which you are applying, and identify them as such in your application packet)
- Letters of recommendation from history faculty (at least one letter is required)
DEADLINE FOR ALL AWARDS: March 22. Please forward all materials/direct any queries to Dr. Berquist (Emily.Berquist@csulb.edu), Chair of the History Department Awards Committee (Berquist & Kelleher.)