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Scholarships for History Students
At the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, two scholarships have been reserved for History majors. The William Laux Memorial Fund was established in the name of a former History professor and dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing who are full-time majors in history can apply for this award. Former UWL History Professor Fred Davies established the Frederick and Kathryn Davies Scholarship because he wished to encourage historical study at UWL. For the Davies award, one must be a junior and full-time History major with at least a 3.5 GPA.
The deadline for application for these sources of funding during the 2013-2014 academic year is February 15. The amount of awards varies from year to year. The UWL Foundation administers these scholarships, but the History Department’s Development Committee (made up of History faculty) decides which applicants receive the awards. The History Department encourages students to investigate and apply for other sources of funding both on and off campus. For example, the UWL Foundation makes scholarships – such as the Dr. Merton V. Campbell Endowment Fund – available to UWL students more generally. Please return to this webpage as more information regarding the Laux and Davies scholarships will be added as the deadline approaches.
Grants for History Students
UWL offers grants of up to $4,000 to full-time and part-time students interested in pursuing their own research with the help of a faculty mentor. Research and Creativity Grant competitions happen twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring semester. Students thinking of going to graduate school will benefit immensely from participating in this program. Talk to your professors about projects you might be interested in pursuing.
Students involved in community-based projects may be interested in the following local granting opportunities:
· Gundersen Community Contributions
· La Crosse Community Foundation Grant
· Kohler Foundation Inc.
· Franke Foundation
For a full list of the foundation grants in the state check out the Foundations in Wisconsin database (http://www.wifoundations.org/). UWL has a subscription through Murphy Library (ask a librarian for login and password).
UW System Liberal Education Annual Essay Award -- $2,000 essay contest.