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. The Baur Scholarships are given to deserving CSUN History majors and History Master’s students. The award is a credit for at least half of the student’s full CSUN California resident tuition and fees.
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 in either a credential program through the CSUN College of Education, or the Social Science Subject Matter Program (SSSMP).
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.
Best Paper Competition
The Department gives awards for outstanding papers by graduates and undergraduates.
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 Charles Macune Award
This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate History major or graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in history in a public forum.
The Ron Davis Award for US Southern History
This award is given to a student doing original research in Southern US History.
The James Sefton Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a History major or graduate student enrolled in the University’s Department of History program, who has a demonstrated interest in United States political, constitutional, or military history.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship
the Chatsworth Chapter of The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to encourage American History students at California State University, Northridge to pursue graduate study in their field by awarding a $500.00 scholarship annually. This year will mark the 9th year this scholarship is awarded to a worthy student who believes the study of American history to be a vitally important part of his/her education.
The Los Angeles City Historical Society Scholarship
This is a $500 scholarship awarded to two outstanding Graduate or Senior Undergraduate students. It includes a free membership to LACHS.
Awards for Undergraduate Students:
The Christine and Albert Zoraster Fellowship
This fellowship is given to a junior or senior with at least 12 units completed at CSUN.
The Robert Bailey Memorial Award
This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate upper division History major.
David Bullough Memorial Award
The award is given to the undergraduate History major in the graduating class (2018-2019 academic year) with the highest grade point average.
Awards for Graduate Students:
The Rena Vassar Fellowship
This fellowship is given to a classified graduate student who has great promise, has completed at least 12 units of graduate work at CSUN, and is not in the final semester of his/her graduate program.
The Stelck Memorial Award
This award is given to an outstanding graduate student in any of the Department’s post-baccalaureate programs (M.A., 2nd B.A., Credential).