Scholarships and Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Through the exceptional generosity of private donors, known as the Friends of History, the Department of History at Cal State East Bay awards approximately $20,000 in scholarships and prizes every year to deserving History majors. We very much encourage History majors to apply. While GPA factors into the award process, the quality of the application, faculty references, and demonstrated work ethic and good citizenship are also important criteria. The Scholarship Committee chair in 2021-2022 is Professor Jason Daniels, and questions may be directed to jason.daniels@csueastbay.edu

Applications for departmental scholarships are made available early each Spring semester, and require a personal statement and recommendations from faculty members who are familiar with your work. Detailed application information is provided via our Blackboard listserve for History majors. 

Winners will be notified by the last week of classes in Spring semester, and announced at the annual end-of-the-year Wanda Washington Student History Conference. 

 

Scholarships

  • Evelyn Whitman Rice Scholarship for Graduating Seniors
  • Judith Stanley Scholarship
  • Blanchette Scholarship
  • Sandoval Scholarship

Awards

Dan Gilliard Scholarship for Outstanding Papers in History 400

Each year, the Department of History awards prizes for the best papers written in HIST 400 (Historiography) course sections. Department faculty nominate candidates for these awards every spring. Finalists are chosen by the History Scholarship Committee.

Evelyn Whitman Rice Scholarship for Outstanding Papers in History 499 or 402

Each year, the Department of History awards prizes for the best papers written in HIST 499 (Thesis Capstone) or HIST 402 (Introduction to Public History) courses. Department faculty nominate candidates for these awards every spring. Finalists are chosen by the History Scholarship Committee.