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History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians debate the nature of history and its usefulness. This includes discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present. The stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the legends surrounding King Arthur) are usually classified as cultural heritage rather than the "disinterested investigation" needed by the discipline of history. Events of the past prior to written record are considered prehistory.

Amongst scholars, the fifth century BC Greek historian Herodotus is considered to be the "father of history", and, along with his contemporary Thucydides, forms the foundations for the modern study of history. Their influence, along with other historical traditions in other parts of their world, have spawned many different interpretations of the nature of history which has evolved over the centuries and are continuing to change. The modern study of history has many different fields including those that focus on certain regions and those which focus on certain topical or thematical elements of historical investigation. Often history is taught as part of primary and secondary education, and the academic study of history is a major discipline in University studies.

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Matching History Colleges

University of California-Los Angeles
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
The University of Texas at Austin
Four or more years; Public; $32,506 average out-state tuition; $9,794 average in-state tuition
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Four or more years; Public; $24,342 average out-state tuition; $8,592 average in-state tuition
American Public University System
Four or more years; Private for profit; $6,000 average out-state tuition; $6,000 average in-state tuition
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Four or more years; Public; $22,766 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition
University of Virginia-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $33,562 average out-state tuition; $9,240 average in-state tuition
Texas A & M University-College Station
Four or more years; Public; $20,687 average out-state tuition; $5,297 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for History Majors

name award deadline

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

$24,000

deadline

January 08, 2019
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Harold and Martha Barto History Scholarship

Central Washington University

$20,573 February 01, 2019 See Details

Harold and Martha Barto History Scholarship

Central Washington University

award

$20,573

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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James Madison Fellowship

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Up to $12,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

James Madison Fellowship

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

award

Up to $12,000

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship

Norwegian-American Historical Society

$6,000 December 01, 2018 See Details

Einar and Eva Lund Haugen Memorial Scholarship

Norwegian-American Historical Society

award

$6,000

deadline

December 01, 2018
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Woody Guthrie Fellowship

BMI Foundation, Inc.

Up to $5,000 January 01, 2019 See Details

Woody Guthrie Fellowship

BMI Foundation, Inc.

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

January 01, 2019
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King V. Hostick Scholarship

Illinois State Historical Society

Up to $5,000 March 31, 2019 See Details

King V. Hostick Scholarship

Illinois State Historical Society

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

March 31, 2019
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Clareta Olmstead Smith Scholarship

Central Washington University

$1,730 February 01, 2019 See Details

Clareta Olmstead Smith Scholarship

Central Washington University

award

$1,730

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Hilda and Harold McCleave Endowed Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

$1,500 February 01, 2019 See Details

Hilda and Harold McCleave Endowed Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

award

$1,500

deadline

February 01, 2019
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C.W. Forman and Louise Forman Endowed Scholarship

West Texas A&M University

$1,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

C.W. Forman and Louise Forman Endowed Scholarship

West Texas A&M University

award

$1,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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