A number of scholarships and awards are available for majors in History at Cal State East Bay. We very much encourage majors to apply. GPA factors into the award process, as does the quality of the application, faculty references, demonstrated work ethic and good citizenship. For any questions about these scholarships, call the Department Office at (510) 885-3207.
Applications for departmental scholarships are available early each Spring semester, and require a personal statement and recommendations from faculty members who are familiar with your work. It is a good idea to keep this timing in mind, and prepare your statement and contact professors early in Spring semester to be ready for a mid-May deadline.
Winners will be notified by the last week of classes in Spring semester, and celebrated at the annual end of the year History Department party.
Please print out and submit with all scholarship applications. Only one cover sheet is required per student.
Each year, the Department of History awards prizes for the best papers written in HIST 4030 (Historiography) course sections. Department faculty nominate candidates for these awards every spring. Finalists are chosen by the History Scholarship Committee.
Each year, the Department of History awards prizes for the best papers written in HIST 4031 (Historical Research Methods) or HIST 4032 (Introduction to Public History) course sections. Department faculty nominate candidates for these awards every spring. Finalists are chosen by the History Scholarship Committee.