Every year the History Department awards scholarships to qualified students. Pick up an application form from the Department Office (or request an electronic copy from Dr. Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org)), complete it, and return to Dr. Jess Porter, Room 601J, History Department, Stabler Hall, or hand in to our administrative staff person, Mr. John Grissom.
Scholarship applications are due February 1, or the first business day thereafter.
History Department Scholarships and Awards
The following scholarships are open to current UALR students.
Booker Worthen Scholarship. Awarded to a full-time or part-time UALR History major with a minimum of 80 credit hours. Academic accomplishment and financial need are considered.
Craig Powell Memorial Scholarship. Awarded to a History major with a minimum of 54 credit hours, the last 15 or more having been taken at UALR. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The applicant must demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning. Financial need is also considered.
David O. Demuth Scholarship. Awarded to a History major with a minimum of 54 credit hours, the last 15 hours or more having been taken at UALR. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. The applicant’s potential for further study in History is considered.
Dr. Edward Madden and Lucy Dorothy Anson III Award. Given to the outstanding graduating History major as selected by the faculty of the History Department.
Lee and Paula Johnson Travel Scholarship. To assist students in pursuing a study abroad program offered by the Department of History. The recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in History, and either a junior or senior-level student. Applicants for this scholarship are to submit a statement of goals associated with proposed travel. Applications based on course of study, academic accomplishment, and financial need.
Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a graduate student who is focused on race relations and community development. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. Preference given to students who demonstrate leadership potential. In addition to the scholarship application, applicants must submit two essays: one that is biographical in nature and one that focuses on career goals and a specific plan of study. Each essay should be approximately 500 words in length.
Martha Sawrie Stephenson Endowed Scholarship. Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a minimum of six hours. The recipient must have a declared major in English, History, or Political Science. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5 and no higher than 3.5. Because the scholarship is renewable, it shall not be revoked if the student’s GPA exceeds 3.5 in subsequent years. All things being equal, extreme financial need shall be the determining factor in the selection process.
Richard B. Dixon Undergraduate Scholarship. Awarded to a History major with a minimum of 54 credit hours, the last 15 or more having been taken at UALR. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The applicant must demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning.
Ruby M. Duke Ancient History Award. Awarded to a student majoring in history with a demonstrated interest in Ancient History.
C. Fred Williams Scholarship in Public History. Awarded to a full- or part-time graduate student enrolled in the Public History MA. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered.
Jack Freshour Graduate Scholarship. Awarded to a full-time graduate student who is newly enrolled and has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a continuing graduate student with a GPA of 3.25.
Mabel W. Formica and Santo D. Formica History Endowment. For guest lecturers and special projects of the History Department.