History

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” - Theodore Roosevelt

History majors play an important role in our society. In time, history students grow to become historians, social studies teachers, archeologists, political figures and conservators. As a history major, students will focus on periods of time and world locations. They’ll learn about dictators, famine, industrialization, labor movements, ancient times and hundreds of other important periods in our civilization.

Many students majoring in history opt to double major. Popular second majors to pair with history include political science, archaeology, English, law, business and education. Students often become teachers and some also enroll in graduate studies. It’s one of the most versatile majors when it’s paired with another.

Courses a student could take on a history trajectory include American History, Chinese History, Colonization, Latin American History, Middle East History, Ancient Rome and Indigenous History.

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Scholarships for History Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$19,000

deadline

Varies
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Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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Emil A. Erickson Memorial Scholarship

Mesabi Range College

$3,500 Varies See Details
 

Emil A. Erickson Memorial Scholarship

Mesabi Range College

award

$3,500

deadline

Varies
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Holzbock Humanities Scholarship

Oakland University

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Holzbock Humanities Scholarship

Oakland University

award

$3,000

deadline

Varies
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Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Myrna Lee Sprengler Memorial Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$2,500

deadline

Varies
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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
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History/Citizenship Scholarship

Waynesburg University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

History/Citizenship Scholarship

Waynesburg University

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
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Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Arts and Science Alumni Affiliate Scholarship - Oakland University

Oakland University

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
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Lyman and Janet Bilhartz Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Humanities & Social Sciences

$2,000 November 01, 2022 See Details
 

Lyman and Janet Bilhartz Scholarship

Sam Houston State University - College of Humanities & Social Sciences

award

$2,000

deadline

November 01, 2022
See Details