Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

The History Department is pleased to be able to recognize student achievements and to honor many of our students with scholarships and awards. These scholarships and awards have been made possible by the aggregate contributions of many alumni and friends, some through small annual gifts and others as part of substantial endowment funds.

The History Department provides these scholarships and awards to eligible students through the new Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM).  Students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities. The application deadline for most of these scholarships and awards is March 1, 2014. Students are encouraged to review the criteria for these awards and to apply before the deadline. If you have questions about any of these scholarships and awards, please contact Dr. Kicklighter, Professor of History and History Department Undergraduate Program Officer.

More broadly, the College of Liberal Arts provides College and Departmental Scholarships to eligible students through the same Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM). These scholarships and awards include a) General Academic Scholarships, b) Academic Enrichment Scholarships, and c) Undergraduate Research Fellowships, d) Student Travel Award for Research Grant. Again, students can easily search, review requirements, apply, and accept awards for available scholarship opportunities. Interested students can apply for all institutional scholarships using this online application. The application deadline is also March 1, 2014. More information about these CLA scholarships and awards is available at http://cla.auburn.edu/cla/student-services/scholarship-information/.

Please note that several awards to history majors require students to BOTH apply through AUSOM and also submit materials to the History Department. Students wishing to be considered for the Malcolm C. McMillan and the George Petrie outstanding paper awards will also need to submit a paper to Dr. Kicklighter, Professor of History and Undergraduate Program Officer. Students may submit their paper to Dr. Kicklighter via email attachment. Alternatively, Students can place a hard copy of their paper in Dr. Kicklighter’s mailbox in 310 Thach Hall.

Julia M. Kerlin Scholarship for Study Abroad

http://www.auburn.edu/scholarship/ausom/Provides support for a history major participating in a College of Liberal Arts Study Abroad Program.
Deadlines: August 1 for Fall/ November 1 for Spring/ March 1 for Summer

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Robert Rea and Gordon Bond Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding rising junior history major.
Deadline: March 1

Apply for this scholarship using Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM)

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Ethel Illges Woodruff Scholarship

For an outstanding rising senior history major, with preference for applicants who reside in the Chattahoochee River Valley of Alabama and Georgia.
Deadline: March 1

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Ruth Fountain Heard Scholarship

Awarded to a rising senior history major with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment.
Deadline: March 1

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Marguerite E. Scharnagel Scholarship

Awarded to rising senior history majors.
Deadline: March 1

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Gary Winston Brindley Scholarship

Awarded to a rising junior or senior history major with preference for students from Blount, Cullman, and Marshall Counties.
Deadline: March 1

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Oliver Turner Ivey Scholarship

Awarded to a history major who has completed at least the core history sequence and has a GPA of at least 3.5.
Deadline: March 1

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Wesley Phillips Newton, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a history major with a GPA of at least 3.5, with preference for a student demonstrating interest in aviation history or Latin American history.
**Will be first awarded Spring 2014

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Roger W. Allen and Margaret C. Allen Scholarship

Awarded to a history major with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: March 1

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Malcolm C. McMillan Award

Awarded for an outstanding paper on any topic submitted by a student or nominated by a faculty member. Award given in even numbered years.

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George Petrie Outstanding Paper Award

Awarded for an outstanding paper on any topic submitted by a student or nominated by a faculty member.

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Senior Thesis Award

Awarded for the outstanding Senior Thesis completed during the current academic year. Faculty teaching HIST 4950 nominate papers for consideration.

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Ralph Brown Draughon Award

Awarded to an outstanding history major.

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Caroline F. Kicklighter Award

Awarded to an outstanding history major.

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Distinguished Undergrad History Major Awards

Awarded to outstanding history majors.

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Josephine Fountain Baxter Award Endowed Scholarship Award

Awarded to a history major in conjunction with the Spirit of Auburn Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships in accordance with the program guidelines.

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Colonial Dames Award

Awarded to an undergraduate student who demonstrates exceptional ability in historical studies.

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Extraordinary Achievement Award
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Alumni Award
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Joseph Kicklighter Undergraduate Advisor
Joseph Kicklighter
Professor of History and History Department Undergraduate Program Officer
Department of History
Thach 311
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-6648
Email

Dr. Kicklighter's Office Hours
  • Tuesday 10-11:30
  • Thursday 10-11:30

Last Updated: February 20, 2014