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Scholarships and Awards

The History Department offers several scholarships and awards for graduate students.  Students must be enrolled at Sacramento State during both the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year in which they apply in order to receive funding.

Download the paper application for specific requirements and deadlines.  Most applications and papers should be submitted to the History Department office in Tahoe 3080 by April 15, 2017.  For a list of recent recipients, see the Student Awards section.

Graduate Student Scholarships and Awards

Other Scholarships

Please see the California State University - Sacramento Scholarship List for other opportunities that may be available.  Sacramento State has gone to a great deal of effort to connect students with applicable scholarships.  Please note that some of the Sacramento State scholarships give preference to History majors, such as the James William Whitsell Memorial Scholarship.  The James Madison Graduate Fellowship is awarded to students who are currently teaching 7th through 12th grades or who plan on teaching at that level.

Student Awards - 2016 Academic Year

George and Eleanor Craft Graduate Scholarship in History

  • Katherine Ledbetter (Smith) ($2,000)
  • Kyle Brislan ($2,000)
  • Aaron Velon ($2,000)

Faculty Graduate Writing Prize in History

  • Aaron Jackson ($250)

The George Bramson Award for Historic Preservation

  • Westby Mize ($800)