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.
- The number of awards and the amount of each award may vary on an annual basis.
- The fellowship is renewable for up to three years.
- An application is required for renewal of the fellowship each year.
Why MA in History for Teachers?
Build your historical knowledge base in North American, World, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as well topical areas such as Western, Women’s, Urban, Slavic, Political and Public History. Learn from nationally respected historians from a top research institution.
Enrich and invigorate your teaching of history with
Develop meaningful partnerships and collaborations with
- ASU history faculty that are affiliated with a wide range of units across the university
- Centers in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, including the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Design a degree program that meets your needs as a history educator through the Thesis Equivalent Option, the Applied Project. Your applied project could be designed for classroom use or for the professional development of other history educators.
Fellowships are for graduate students enrolled in Masters of Arts Degree in History at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at the ASU Tempe Campus.
- Students may be enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes will accommodate high school teachers’ schedules.
- Fellowships are for graduate students who hold a teaching certificate.
- Preference will be given to applicants with a current Arizona connection. Examples include applicants who teach in Arizona, or those who have graduated from an Arizona high school, college, or university and also express a desire to teach in Arizona.
- Applicants must exhibit a significant appreciation for history and a passion for teaching. The committee will consider applicants’ past performance and future promise.
- The selection committee, when comparing potential recipients, shall consider financial need.
MA in History Application Process
All William C. Jenkins – Helios Education Foundation History Teaching Fellowship applicants must submit the required application materials to the ASU Graduate College. The required application materials and deadlines can be found under admission requirements for the History MA.
Fellowship Application Process
In addition, all Fellowship applicants must submit the following materials to the selection committee:
- 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.
- All fellowship application materials should be sent to Becky Tsang at Becky.Tsang@asu.edu by April 15