Scholarship and Prizes for History Majors
Each year, the History Department awards prizes and a scholarship to outstanding students.
Philip M. Marston Scholarship
The Philip M. Marston Scholarship, an award of $500, is awarded in alternate years and is available to students who are interested in Colonial or New England history and who have demonstrated financial need. You may apply for this scholarship if, by the end of this academic year, you have taken any two of the following courses: History 405, History 410, History 511, History 603, History 605, History 610, History 623, History 695A, INCO 404H, History 497 or 797 is the major topic of the particular semester's offering is in early American history. If you intend to apply for the scholarship, you should obtain from the Financial Aid Office the necessary forms to establish financial need and see the department chair in Horton 404.
William Greenleaf Prize
The History Department offers a prize to recognize undergraduate distinction in historical study and scholarship by giving an award for the best senior colloquium paper. The prize may be given annually and is named in honor of our late colleague, Professor William Greenleaf. Eligibility for the Greenleaf prize includes demonstrable accomplishment in the field of historical research and distinguished academic performance in history.
Charles Clark Prize
The Clark Prize is awarded for the best research or essay paper submitted by a history major. This prize was named in honor of our late college, Professor Emeritus Charles Clark. Professor Clark taught early American history and New Hampshire history.
Linden Senior Thesis Prize
We award this prize to the senior with the best senior thesis. The department instituted this prize in honor of Professor Emeritus Allen Linden who taught Chinese and Japanese history and retired from the department in 1995.
All prizes are awarded each spring at the Phi Alpha Theta luncheon.