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

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.