Norman Moen Public History Scholarship

This scholarship commemorates Norman W. Moen, an outstanding teacher and administrator at this University for 41 years. Moen played an active role in educational outreach and advocated for campus diversity. Moen held a love of Minnesota history and community involvement that is honored with the Norman W. Moen Public History Scholarship.

Two Moen Scholarships of $2,500 shall be awarded annually to two exceptional CLA undergraduates (with preference for History Majors, then History Minors) to support the student’s participation in a mentored public history internship. Preference will be given to students who have taken coursework in public history or have participated in the History Day mentorship program. Students must participate in a mentored public history internship in order to receive the funding, but do not have to be admitted to one prior to being considered. Contact History Advising with questions. 

Application Procedure & Eligibility Requirements

Applications for the Norman Moen Public History Scholarship must meet the general department requirements for scholarships as well as these additional requirements as noted below:

  • A short description (no more than 250 words) of the internship you intend to pursue or are currently engaged in.
  • A 500-word essay that discusses what you see as the importance of history in public (popular culture, political debates, governmental policy, cultural organizations, or any other venues that are outside the educational establishment). The specific focus of your essay is your choice.
  • The Moen Scholarship is due the First Monday in April.  

Past Recipients

  • Emmy Harris (2021-2022)
  • Madeline Alft (2020-2021)
  • Anna Freyberg (2019-2020)
  • Amber Januzsweski (2018-2019)
  • Symantha Clough (2016-2017)
  • Vanessa Nyarko (2014-2015)
  • Kevin Kallmes (2013-2014)
  • Roxanne Kalenborn (2010-2011)
  • Chelsie McGuire (2009-2010)
  • Jennifer Stiles (2008-2009)
  • Matthew Hill (2007-2008)