History

History Department Scholarships and Awards

February 24, 2014

HISTORY MAJORS/MASTERS APPLY NOW FOR THESE HISTORY DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS!                         

To be presented at the Department’s annual Spring Awards Reception, Tuesday 29 April 2014, from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. in the Whitsett Room.

This leaflet provides information regarding all History Department student awards for the Spring 2014 semester for which students must apply directly.  Faculty members cannot initiate a nomination for any of these awards.

 PLEASE OBSERVE ALL INDICATED DEADLINES AND PROCEDURAL DETAILS FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH PAPERS.

All awards will be determined by the faculty Awards Committee whose judgments and decisions are final.  The committee will receive only materials submitted in accordance with the indicated procedures.  

Winners are announced at the Awards Reception on Tuesday 29 April 2014, from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. in the Whitsett Room.  ALL APPLICANTS FOR AWARDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE PRESENT.

The Baur Scholarships 

These scholarships are provided through the generosity of the late Professor John Baur, who taught in the Department from 1964 until his death from cancer in 1993. They consist of a credit towards the student’s CSUN tuition and fees for the Fall Semester, 2013.  The number of awards and their value will be determined by the amount of available funds and by the judgment of the Committee regarding the quality of the applications.  The Committee will ensure that each student selected for an award will receive, at a minimum, at least half the full tuition and fees for the student’s university enrollment classification.  Since the awards are limited to California resident tuition and fees, awards for out-of-state or foreign residents will be based on the California resident fee schedule.  The award letters will specify the amount of each award.  Awards will be arranged through appropriate paperwork by the History Department.  No money will be given directly to the student.

 The student must obtain an application form from the Department Coordinator, fill it out completely, and return it to the Coordinator.  Attached to the completed application form must be a personal statement by the student. TO FACILITATE PROCESSING, PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY STAPLES.  USE PAPER CLIPS ONLY.  KEEP ALL DOCUMENTS UNFOLDED, FLAT, AND CLEAN. The statement must be typed and may not exceed three pages in length.  The statement may include such things as the student’s reasons for studying History, career goals, extracurricular activities, service activities, employment, military service, and financial need. THE APPLICATION FORM AND STATEMENT ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN HARD COPY ONLY.  E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.   

The student must indicate on the form the names of two faculty members who have been asked, and have consented, to write letters of recommendation.  The letters are to be submitted directly by the faculty to the Department Coordinator and are not to be given to the student.

This scholarship may be received only once during the student’s career.  The student must be a declared History major.

Since the amount of the award is limited to California Resident tuition and fees, the student must indicate his/her university residence classification.  Awards to out-of-state and foreign residents will be based on the California resident fee schedule.  

To ensure maximum utilization of available funds, the student must also indicate whether he/she will be a full-time or part-time student during Fall, 2014  The Committee will ensure that each student selected for an award will receive, at a minimum, at least half the amount of full tuition and fees for the student’s enrollment classification.  The award letters will specify the amount of each award.  No money will be given directly to the student. 

It will not be necessary to submit transcripts.  These will be obtained directly from the student’s records. 

The DEADLINE DATE for the student to submit the completed application form and essay to the Department Coordinator is 1:00 p.m.  TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. HARD COPY ONLY. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PAPER CLIPS ONLY.  NO STAPLES! KEEP ALL DOCUMENTS FLAT AND CLEAN.

 The number of awards will be determined by the amount of available funds and by the Committee’s judgment regarding the quality of the applications.

The Michael Patterson Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of the late Professor Michael Patterson, who taught in the Department from 1969 until his death in 1993.  He devoted much time and energy to the preparation of students for our credential programs.  This scholarship, therefore, is intended to assist a promising History major or graduate student who is currently enrolled, or who will be enrolled for Fall 2014, in either a credential program through the CSUN College of Education, or the History Department’s Social Studies Waiver Program.  The award consists of a credit towards the student’s CSUN tuition and fees for the Fall Semester, 2014.  The number of awards and their value will be determined by the amount of available funds and by the judgment of the Committee regarding the quality of applications.  The Committee will ensure that each student selected for an award will receive, at a minimum, at least half the full tuition and fees for the student’s enrollment classification.  The award letters will specify the amount of each award.  No money will be given directly to the student.           

The student must apply by writing a letter of application and attaching to it a personal statement not to exceed three typed pages.  The statement must include the student’s reasons for pursuing a credential in History and AN EXPLANATION OF THE STUDENT’S ENROLLMENT STATUS WITH REGARD TO CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS.  The statement may also include such other things as extracurricular activities, service activities, employment, military service, and financial need.  THE STUDENT MUST ALSO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF ENROLLMENT IN, OR ADMISSION TO, THE CREDENTIAL PROGRAM IN THE CSUN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OR, IN THE CASE OF THE HISTORY WAIVER PROGRAM, APPROVAL BY THE FACULTY ADVISOR FOR THAT PROGRAM.  

The letter of application must include the names of two faculty members who have been asked, and who have consented, to write letters of recommendation.  The letters are to be submitted directly by the faculty to the Department Coordinator and are not to be given to the students.

 Transcripts will be obtained directly from the student’s records. 

The DEADLINE DATE for the student to submit the completed application to the Department Coordinator is 1:00 p.m.  TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AS HARD COPY ONLY.  E-MAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  USE PAPER CLIPS ONLY.  NO STAPLES! KEEP ALL DOCUMENTS FLAT AND CLEAN. 

The number of awards will be determined by the Committee based on availability of funds and the quality of the applications.

The Ethel Eichenberger Bruce and William John Bruce Memorial Award

This award is given to a promising undergraduate or graduate student majoring in History.  Recipients must have completed at least 12 units of coursework at CSUN.  Special consideration will be given to students who have returned to college after a significant interruption or delay in their collegiate study.

The student must write a letter of application and should include any information relevant to the explanation of interruption or delay in his/her collegiate education. The student may also include such other things as extracurricular activities, service activities, employment, military service and financial need.  The letter must also include the names of two faculty members who have been asked and who have consented to write letters of recommendation. The letters are to be submitted directly by the faculty to the Department Coordinator and are not to be given to the student.

The DEADLINE DATE for receipt by the Department Coordinator of ALL DOCUMENTS is 1:00 P.M., TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014.  NO LATE DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

The number and amount of awards will be determined by the amount of available funds and by the Committee’s judgment regarding the quality of the applications.  The award will consist of a credit towards the student’s CSUN tuition and fees for Fall 2014.

The Ricci-Lothrop Scholarship

This scholarship was established in the Fall of 2002 in memory of Maria Ricci, through the generosity of her daughter, Professor Emeritus Gloria Ricci Lothrop, with the assistance of the W.P. Whitsett Foundation. 

The scholarship is intended to assist a promising student with dependent children who is returning to the university following a significant interruption in his/her college study or a delay in beginning collegiate study.  The student must apply by writing a letter of application and attaching to it a personal statement not to exceed three typed pages.  The statement must include some explanation about the applicant’s status as a returning student with dependent children, academic experience, and career objectives.  The statement may also include such other things as           extracurricular activities, service activities, employment, military service and financial need.  The letter of application must include the names of two faculty members who have been asked, and who have consented, to write letters of recommendation.  The letters are to be submitted directly by the faculty to the Department Coordinator and are not to be given to the student. 

Transcripts will be obtained directly from the student’s records. 

The DEADLINE for submission is 1 P.M. TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL     NOT BE ACCEPTED.

The number and amount of the award(s) will be determined by available funds and by the judgment of the Awards Committee on the quality of the applications.  The award will consist of a credit towards the student’s CSUN tuition and fees for Fall 2014.

Best Paper Competition

The Department gives awards for outstanding papers in TWO categories, as follows: 

--Best Paper in an Undergraduate History course by a History major GRADUATING IN THE CLASS OF 2014 (January, June, or August).  The paper need not have been written during the 2013-2014 academic year.

--Best Paper by a Graduate Student in a Graduate Level (500 or above) History course.  The paper need not have been written during the 2013-2014 academic year.

In order to apply, the student must submit a clean, complete, typed, hard copy of the paper to the Department Coordinator.  Electronic or disk submissions will NOT be accepted.  The paper must be free of all evaluative comments or marks and grades by the supervising faculty member.  The paper must include the student’s file number, home address, and telephone number on the title page. TEXT PAGES MUST NOT CONTAIN THE STUDENT’S NAME.  For papers in courses in progress during Spring 2014 the student may submit an early draft, provided it is complete and in proper form. 

Attached to the paper must be a statement by the faculty member who supervised it, attesting to the course for which it was written and date it was completed.  THIS STATEMENT MUST NOT INCLUDE ANY GRADE OR EVALUATIVE COMMENTS. 

The DEADLINE for submission is 1:00 p.m. MONDAY 15 APRIL 2014.  NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED

The number and amount of awards will be determined by available funds and by the judgment of the Committee on the quality of the papers submitted.

ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE OBSERVE ALL SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND PROCEDURAL DETAILS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION OR RESEARCH PAPER BY THE COMMITTEE.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!