Prizes and Fellowships
We are honored to be able to recognize our students' best work with the following annual awards:
- HORACE C. PETERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, awarded to the outstanding undergraduate senior History major at OU.
- ALFRED B. SEARS AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN BRITISH HISTORY, awarded to either an undergraduate or graduate student.
- DONNEL M. OWINGS SCHOLARSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY, awarded to an undergraduate major focusing on American history.
- WILLIAM LIVEZEY SCHOLARSHIP, awarded to the outstanding first-year graduate student.
- A.K. CHRISTIAN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN HISTORY, awarded to the best paper written in a graduate seminar.
- BEA MANTOOTH-ESTEP SCHOLARSHIP IN OKLAHOMA OR LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY, awarded for graduate research in these fields.
- SIDNEY DEVERE BROWN AWARD, awarded to support undergraduate studying Asian history.
- E.E. DALE/ A.M. GIBSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN WESTERN AMERICAN HISTORY, recognizes progress on outstanding dissertations in Western American History.
- WILLIAM H. MAEHL, JR. FELLOWSHIP, awarded to outstanding senior capstone paper.
- DAVID LEVY PRIZE, awarded to outstanding U.S. Survey research paper.
- ERIC ENGLAND SCHOLARSHIP, recognizes the outstanding senior History major.
- HART-ENGLAND FELLOWSHIP, offsets travel costs for students participating in the annual statewide meeting of Phi Alpha Theta.
- ANNE HODGES & WAYNE MORGAN DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP, provides travel and research support for doctoral students at work on outstanding dissertations.
We are fortunate to be able to offer the following fellowships to select graduate students:
- HUDSON FAMILY FELLOWSHIPS: The Department awards two to three Hudson Fellowships each year to outstanding entering doctoral students specializing in Western, Native American, Environmental, or Latin American history. This four-year fellowship provides $8,000 a year beyond the regular Graduate Assistant stipend.
- HOVING FELLOWSHIP: The Department offers one Hoving Fellowship, awarded to an incoming doctoral students specializing in Western, Native American, Environmental, or Latin American history. This four-year fellowship provides $5,000 a year beyond the regular Graduate Assistant stipend.
- ARCHIVAL RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION FELLOWSHIP: This competitive, rotating fellowship provides an advanced graduate student with intensive exposure to research and scholarly publication. In addition to receiving an enhanced stipend, recipient will work closely with the Western History Collection, the OU Press, and the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California.
- WESTERN HISTORICAL QUARTERLY EDITORIAL FELLOWSHIP: This competitive 2-year editorial fellowship will support either MA or PhD students as they assist the editors in selecting, preparing, and copyediting manuscripts; contribute to all facets of the book review process; and help develop and manage digital content for the journal. In addition to excellent training in writing and editing, this fellowship will afford a deep immersion in the scholarship of western history, including the newest work in a dynamic field.
Other funds for conference travel and research are available on a competitive basis from the Department of History, the Graduate College, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate Student Senate. Students should consult those offices or the Director of Graduate Studies for application information.