Fellowships and Awards

Michael A. Steiner Memorial Award for Best History Thesis in British or European History

Description
The Michael A. Steiner Memorial Award is given to a graduate student in History to recognize the best completed masters thesis in British or European history. The award is given in memory of Michael A. Steiner, who attended Arizona State University for both his undergraduate and Masters degrees. He earned his MA in History from ASU in 1992, studying British and European History. His thesis was titled, "British Quality Periodicals on Ireland, India and Africa 1880-1930." Prior to his death, he had been accepted to Washington University and had won a doctoral fellowship. His parents established this award to recognize other ASU students pursuing this type of scholarly work at the graduate level.

One monetary award will be given in the spring semester prior to graduation. Nominations should come from the student's thesis advisor via letter of support.

Amount
$1,000

Eligibility

  • Must be a history graduate student who defends their thesis in British or European History during the current academic year

Requirements 

  • Submit abstract from thesis
  • Letter of support from faculty advisor

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Hilmar C. and Mildred C. Krueger Scholarship in Modern and Medieval European and English History

Description
Hilmar Carl Krueger received his PhD in History and German Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1932. From 1929-1940, he taught medieval history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 1940, Dr. Krueger joined the University of Cincinnatii faculty and assumed the Taft Chair in Medieval History. During his retirement in Arizona, Dr. Krueger continued his scholarly research as an internationally-known medieval historian, and was appointed an Adjunct Professor of History at Arizona State University. The Krueger scholarship supports research trips to Europe for a history graduate student studying in the fields of modern and medieval European and English History.

Amount
$3,000

Eligibility

  • Recipient must be a History graduate student studying Modern and Medieval European and English History

Requirements

  • Please be prepared to submit a research proposal, a detailed budget, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

 

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Emma Goldman History Travel Grants

Description 
The Emma Godman Travel Grant is named in honor of Emma Goldman, in memory of Dr. Christine Harzig. "Red Emma" played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in the United States and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Her writings and speeches were an inspiration to Chris, who wanted to recognize her own admiration for Goldman's passion for her life's work.

In planning, editing and contributing to the 1997 work, Peasant Maids - City Women, Chris made a notable contribution to migration studies. She framed the argument within the difficult domain of research on places of origin as well as destination, at the same time focusing on the still poorly developed context of gender and migration. Because of these admirable qualities, the book very quickly became a standard text in immigration courses. Chris went on to publish extensively, in German and English, on diverse subjects, including household workers, gender and the social constructs of diversity. In her last work, Migration und Erinnerung, published in 2006, she brought together her own and other historians' essays on personal and cultural memory of the migration experience. In her attention to memory, she reminded us of its great force in our lives, and of how those who have gone before may continue to guide us.

Amount
$1,000

Eligibility

  • The recipient shall be at the master’s thesis or doctoral level.  If in a given year, there is no graduate recipient, the department may select a deserving undergraduate student if he or she is doing an Honors thesis.
  • There is no minimum cumulative grade point average requirement, but selection shall be determined based on the travel proposal.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student when receiving the grant.  However, the committee has the flexibility to modify this requirement as long as the student is enrolled in a minimum of one hour at ASU.
  • Applicant must be a graduate student who is studying women's history or migration studies or other related areas in SHPRS, The College, or Women and Gender Studies. If no graduate student qualifies, an undergraduate student writing an honors thesis can be chosen.

Requirements

  • A research proposal with questions, hypotheses, sources, timeline (1000 words)
  • A description of their travel plans with estimate of cost (3000 words)
  • A letter of support from one of the graduate faculty in the Department of History and/or a related academic area at ASU.

Post-award Requirements

  • A written progress report (750 words) within 60 days of the completion of the travel funded by the grant. The report should be sent to the Chair of the History Department.
  • The recipient must agree to acknowledge the support of the Emma Goldman Travel Grant in all publications, conference presentations, dissertation and other relevant written documents.

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Max Millett Family Travel Grant for History Graduate Students

Description
The Max Millett Family Endowed Fund provides research assistance to graduate students studying Arizona History. Two award recipients will be selected each year.

Eligibility

  • Must be a graduate student
  • Preference will be given to research into Arizona History with an emphasis on the role of Mormons.

Requirements

  • Submit a description of the proposed research and statement of its significance (maximum 500 words)
  • Detailed budget (maximum 2 pages)
  • A supporting letter from a faculty member

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Noel J. Stowe Public History Fellowship Endowment

Description 
Public History graduate students established this endowment to honor an esteemed faculty member, Dr. Noel J. Stowe who taught at ASU for 41 years, founded the Public History Program, and chaired the Department of History for eight years. The students wanted to thank Professor Stowe for his contributions to public history, his exemplary years of teaching, and his impact on student lives. The Noel J. Stowe Public History Fellowship is awarded to one graduate student in public history in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.

Eligibility 

  • Must be a graduate student in the public history program

Requirements 

  • Submit CV as well as a one-page personal statement.

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Thomas H. Critchlow Scholarship

Description
The Thomas H. Critchlow Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students interested in the study of the history of political liberty and economic freedom.

Amount
$500-$1,000* 

Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student (Political History and Leadership certificate program student preferred) 
  • Recipient shall have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants should include a resume.
  • Applicants should include a 600-word analytical essay examining a critical decision that was made by a leader of their choice, and how that decision revealed qualities of good or bad leadership.

Requirements
Submit a completed application, resume and essay via the ASU Scholarship Portal by October 15 deadline. 

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William C. Jenkins - History Teaching Fellowship

Description
The William C. Jenkins - Helios Education Foundation History Teaching Fellowship is available for graduate students who currently teach or persons who hold a teaching certificate and are preparing to teach history in Arizona schools. 

Amount
The number of awards and the amount of each award may vary on an annual basis, at the discretion of the committee.  The fellowship is renewable.  An application is required for renewal.

Recipients shall be selected in the Spring with the distribution of the fellowship funding in the following academic year.

Eligibility

  • Graduate student enrolled in the Masters of Teaching, History program
  • The minimum cumulative grade point average requirement shall be determined by the committee.
  • Enrollment status shall be determined by the committee.  Full-time graduate enrollment is currently defined as nine semester hours by the ASU general catalog.
  • Preference will be given to recipients with financial need and financial need shall be considered by the committee when comparing potential recipients.
  • Preference will be given to recipients who have an AZ connection.  Examples include students who have graduated from an AZ high school, college or university and also express a desire to teach in AZ.
  • Recipients must exhibit a depth of understanding and a passion for teaching history, with consideration of the student’s past performance and future promise.

Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one should be a university/college faculty member who can evaluate applicant’s academic performance; another should be an educator who can evaluate the applicant’s ability to teach history).
  • A written statement (500 words) about your educational and career goals; please indicate that you are a William C. Jenkins – Helios Education Foundation History Teaching Fellow applicant on your statement

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