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Scholarships and Awards
The Department of History is pleased to be able to offer its students numerous undergraduate scholarships and awards funded by alumni, friends of the university, and foundations that share and support the goals of the Department, College, and UTA.
How do I apply?
Application is by faculty nomination or self-nomination. Applications and/or nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year with a final annual deadline of March 6th. To apply for one or more of the scholarships below:
- Create a profile in the Mav ScholarShop site.
- Select the scholarship(s) for which you wish to apply.
- Complete the application process (essays, letters of recommendations, etc.) before the deadline.
Faculty may send nominations for forwarding to the awards committee to:
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2011)
Assistant Professor (2015)
Office: 322 University Hall
Areas: Native American History, North American West, History of Slavery
Established to commemorate the Department of History’s longest-serving faculty member, the Rodnitzky Prize in the History of Popular Culture is open to History students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels interested in pursuing projects that explore and interpret expressions of popular culture such as music, film, etc. The prize provides up to $500 to support research-related expenses and/or conference travel.
Prospective awardees should submit applications one full semester in advance of their expected date of need. Applications for prizes to be utilized during a Spring semester are due to the Department no later than October 15; applications for Fall semester prizes are due by March 15.
Requirements for this award include a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in History courses. Applicants should include a narrative statement describing the nature of the proposed research project along with a letter of support from a sponsoring faculty member.
UTA College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) Scholarships
Open to Political Science, History or Sociology majors who demonstrate leadership potential and financial need (on a FAFSA form submitted to the financial aid office). Students must have completed 60 or more hours when the award semester begins and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; students must enroll in 12 or more hours. The Jordan Scholarship requires that students write an additional essay responding to one of the following three questions:
- What do you consider to be Barbara Jordan's most significant political and/or social achievement?
- How did she effect political change in the U.S.?
- How have her life and accomplishments influenced you?
For more information on the Greater Arlington/Mansfield Democratic Women, visit their website.
Available to Arlington ISD Seniors who will attend UTA; funds may only be used at UTA. Students will be judged on their graduating GPA, their national test scores, their record of service to their school and community, and a short essay on "Patriotism".
Students must submit:
- High school transcript
- Short autobiography that includes service to school and/or community
- Essay on “Patriotism” (1,000 words, two pages)
For more information about the undergraduate scholarships offered by the UTA College of Liberal Arts, contact Dr. Eric Bolsterli (Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs) at: firstname.lastname@example.org