History majors at Cal State East Bay enjoy the generous support of the Friends of History.

We also have several named scholarships for undergraduate History majors, including the following:


Scholarships

The Blanchette Family History Scholarship

Terri Blanchette received a B.A. in History from CSUEB in 2001 and a M.A. in History and Museum Studies from Duquesne University in 2006. Stephen Blanchette, Jr. received his B.S. in Computer Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his M.A. in Diplomacy from Norwich University in 2006. Both feel strongly that an education underpinned by historical perspective is essential to making productive and positive contributions to life. The Blanchettes created the Blanchette Family History Scholarship to encourage the continued study of history as an indispensable part of understanding people and our world.

The Blanchette Family History Scholarship is awarded to upper-level undergraduate students majoring in History. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility:

Requirements

Major: Undergraduate History Major

Standing: Junior or Senior

GPA: Minimum Overall 3.5 GPA


Richard B. and Evelyn Whitman Rice Scholarship

Dr. Richard B. Rice, Professor Emeritus of History, earned a B.A. (1945), M.A. (1947), and Ph.D. (1957) from the University of California, Berkeley. Rice enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II fought in the Pacific Theater. He came to California State University, Hayward in 1960 as a founding member of the faculty and retired in 1984, moving to a family farm in the Redding area, but continued to teach at CSUEB until 1995. During the early sixties he served as Chair of the Department of History and as a Special Assistant to the President. In 1969-70, he served as the Acting Head of the Division of Humanities and during the years 1970-72 was the Acting Associate Dean and then Acting Dean of the School of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, now CLASS. Rice originally established a scholarship in memory of his wife, Evelyn Rice. After Rice’s passing in January 2012, his daughters renamed the scholarship, the Richard B. and Evelyn Whitman Rice Endowed Scholarship, to honor both their parents. The Rice Endowment has underwritten approximately 30 scholarships for undergraduates, more than a dozen graduate awards, more than 50 student awards in historical research, and approximately 20 Gilliard Awards in historiography, in honor of the late Professor Daniel Gilliard.  

The Richard B. and Evelyn Whitman Rice Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in History or in the graduate program in the History Department. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility:

Requirements

Major: Undergraduate History Major or M.A. Candidate in the History Department

Standing: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate 

GPA: Minimum Overall 3.25 GPA and Minimum Overall 3.5 GPA in History Coursework


John and Ruth Sandoval Scholarship

John and Ruth Sandoval were known as “Legendary Locals” in the early days of Alameda County. Throughout his distinguished career, Sandoval, a well-known historian, wrote more than 100 articles and several history books specializing in Southern Alameda County. The Sandovals were among founding members of “The Affiliates,” a precursor to our current California State University East Bay Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. Sandoval served as the president of the Hayward Area Historical Society Board and received the Distinguished Citizen of Hayward award in 1975. John and Ruth met and married while working at the Daily Review newspaper.​​The Sandovals, enduring advocates of higher education and the Pioneer Spirit at CSUEB, established the John & Ruth Sandoval Scholarship, which is given annually to upper division students majoring in History. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, John, and herself passed away at the age of 92 in 2010.  

The John and Ruth Sandoval Scholarship is awarded to upper-level undergraduate students majoring in History or Mass Communications. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility:

Requirements

Major: Undergraduate History or Mass Communications Major

Standing: Junior or Senior

GPA: Minimum Overall 3.0 GPA


The Stanley Family Scholarships (2)

Dr. Judith M. Stanley is a Professor Emerita (1999) of History and Nursing History, with an emphasis on Women’s History. Stanley, who retired in 1999, was a member of the History Department at CSUEB for thi​r​ty-two years. She served two terms as Department Chair, represented the department and CLASS in the Academic Senate and on a host of University committees, and was twice Chair of the Academic Senate. As a faculty member, Stanley developed the first course in women in American history at CSUEB. Stanley has also served on the CSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association executive board. She has been a supporter of the university library, the Scholar-OLLI program, Friends of History, and advocated for preserving the connection between retired faculty and the university. Stanley established CSUEB’s first charitable gift annuity, which was used to create the Judith M. Stanley Scholarship in Women’s History (2008), which awards a scholarship each year to a history major who writes a senior thesis related to women’s history. She also established the Gerard C. and John M. Stanley Scholarship in History (2011) in honor of her father and brother. With the help of scholarships, she and her brother were the first in their family to attend college. Professor Stanley was inspired to provide scholarship support to History Majors at CSUEB, courtesy of her own experience in higher education. A scholarship enabled her to attend her undergraduate institution, Seton Hill College; a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship provided the opportunity to earn an M.A. in History at Catholic University, and a Teaching Assistantship in History at UC​ ​​Berkeley allowed her to pursue and complete her Ph.D. in History. As tuition and other University fees rise, she recognizes the need to assist students as much as possible.  

1.     Gerard C. & John M. Stanley Scholarship in History

The Gerard C. and John M. Stanley Scholarship in History is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in History. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility:

Requirements

Major: Undergraduate History major

Standing: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior 

GPA: Minimum Overall 3.0 GPA and Minimum Overall 3.0 GPA in History coursework 

Other: Completion of at least one upper-division course in history

2.     Judith M. Stanley Scholarship in Women's History

The Judith M. Stanley Scholarship in Women’s History is awarded to undergraduate students majoring in History. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility:

Requirements

Major: Undergraduate History Major

Standing: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

GPA: Minimum Overall 3.0 GPA

Other: Completion of at least one upper-division course in women’s history with at least a grade B and a stated intention (in the application essay) to write a capstone project on a subject relating to women’s history.



Awards and Prizes

John Edwin Morby Award for Outstanding Work in World History

Dr. John Edwin Morby, Professor Emeritus in History at California State University, East Bay, graduated from Berkeley High School in 1957, received a B.A. in History from U.C. Berkeley in 1961, a M.A. in History from Harvard in 1963, and a Ph.D. in History from U.C. Berkeley in 1971. Before CSUEB, Morby taught History at the University of Texas. His areas of expertise extended from Egyptology to French Baroque music, and he was an avid collector of classical music recordings. Morby authored Dynasties of the World: A Chronological and Genealogical Handbook, published in 1898 by Oxford University Press. During his lifetime, Morby protested the Vietnam War, actively opposed the death penalty, wrote countless letters on behalf of political prisoners, and donated consistently to animal rights organizations. A world traveler and student of many languages, Morby continued taking language courses until the final weeks of his life. Morby passed away in 2010.  

Each year, the Department of History awards prizes for the best papers written in HIST 101: World History I and HIST 102: World History II course sections in his honor. Department faculty nominate candidates for these awards every Spring. The History Department Scholarship Committee confers the award each year.


Dan Gilliard Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historiography

Dr. Frank Daniel Gilliard, Professor Emeritus in History at California State University, East Bay, joined the university faculty on the Hayward campus in 1966, the year he received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his master’s from UC Berkeley after graduating from the University of Florida with a B.A. in history in 1957. With the exception of a visiting professorship at New York City's Hunter College in 1968-69, Gilliard spent his entire professional career at CSUEB. He retired in 1998 but continued teaching until 2002. Gilliard's principal field was ancient history with a particular interest in ancient Greece, Rome, and Christianity. Gilliard was a fellow of the American Academy of Rome and the author of numerous scholarly articles appearing in SpeculumHistoriaNew Testament StudiesThe Journal of Roman Studies, and the Harvard Theological Review. In 1970, the University of California Press published his and R.I. Frank's translation of Hermann Bengston's “An Introduction to Ancient History.” Gilliard was an active participant in faculty governance at CSUBE, serving on the Academic Senate, the Faculty Affairs Committee, the University Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Professional Leave Committee, and as faculty marshal during commencement. He chaired the History Department from 1981 to 1984. Gilliard passed away in 2005. 

Each year, the Department of History awards prizes for the best papers written in HIST 400: Historiography course sections in his honor. Department faculty nominate candidates for these awards every Spring. The History Department Scholarship Committee confers the award each year.


Evelyn Whitman Rice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Applied History

Each year, the Department of History awards prizes for the best papers written in HIST 402: Introduction to Public History, HIST 403: Teaching of History, or HIST 404: Digital History courses. Department faculty nominate candidates for these awards every spring. The History Department Scholarship Committee confers the award each year.