Scholarships & Prizes
The Department of History at the University of Minnesota is proud to sponsor various scholarships and prizes in recognition of the outstanding historical work produced by our undergraduate students. Scholarships support undergraduates during their academic careers while the paper prizes recognize outstanding academic achievements in the field of history. We strongly encourage you to apply for either a scholarship or a paper prize—or both—during your time as an undergraduate in history.
Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates working toward a history degree. The department awards four scholarships annually for which undergraduate students are encouraged to apply:
- Taylor Scholarship
- Hedley Donovan Scholarship
- Norman Moen Scholarship
- John L. & Elizabeth T. Harnsberger Scholarship
For more information on how to apply for a scholarship, see the Undergraduate Scholarships & Prizes Application Requirements page.
Paper prizes are awarded in recognition of outstanding undergraduate research and writing completed during coursework at the University of Minnesota. The department awards three paper prizes annually each spring:
- Class of 1889 Memorial Prize
- George D. Green American History Research Prize
- Howard Reinmuth Prize in European History
- Nonwestern Paper Prize
- Non-Paper Prize Project
For more information on how to apply for a paper prize, see the Undergraduate Scholarships & Prizes Application Requirements page.