The History Department offers a number of awards and opportunities for History majors, described below.
Awards for History Majors
- The Richard Caulk Memorial Scholarship, awarded to one or several full-time students with financial need
- A $1,000 prize from the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New Jersey, awarded annually for the best paper in Perspectives (History 509:299)
- The Edward McNall Burns Memorial Award, awarded annually to the history major who graduates with the best academic record in this field
- The Dr. Louis Forman Humanities Award, awarded annually to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in the humanities
- The History Department Award is presented to the College of Arts and Sciences senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as a history major
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities for History Majors
- The William Randolph Hearst Fellowship at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, in New York, NY. This fellowship provides a $2,750 stipend for an undergraduate summer intern at the Museum.
- Internships with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, which “offers educational programs to provide self-identified young women with an opportunity to analyze and explore leadership through rigorous coursework, experiential and skill based learning, and youth-designed activism projects.”
- A summer internship in Washington, DC, through the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics.
- Internships at Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington, DC.
- Internships at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, in Chadds Ford, PA.
- Volunteer for the Archaeological Society of New Jersey.
- Volunteer at the Arden Craft Shop Museum, just north of Wilmington, DE.
Publishing Opportunities for History Majors
- Publication in the Vanderbilt Historical Review, a journal of undergraduate historical research. The Journal‘s homepage is here, and submission guidelines are here.
Fellowship Opportunities for History Majors
- The James Madison Graduate Fellowship, which offers up to $24,000 to teachers of government and history to complete a Master’s degree in fields related to the U.S. Constitution. For more information on the fellowship, please visit the James Madison Foundation’s homepage here, and to apply, please visit the application page here.