Special Interest Scholarships - History

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AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

Sponsored by: American Meteorological Society
Amount: $15,000
Apply by: February 10
Description: Applicants must be graduate students who plan to write dissertations on the history of atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Students must submit a cover letter with vitae, official transcripts, a typed description of the dissertation topic and three letters of recommendation.
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Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

Sponsored by: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Amount: $200-$3,000
Apply by: June 10
Description: Applicants must prepare a speech of five to six minutes on some aspect of the Revolutionary War. The contest is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at public, private and parochial high schools, as well as home-schooled students. Eligibility for the national contest is determined by contests on the state and local level.
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Mike Carr Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by: League of World War I Aviation Historians
Amount: $200-$500
Apply by: May 31
Description: Applicants must be high school, undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled at an accredited school. They must submit an essay discussing some aspect of aviation during the World War I era (1914-1918). Selection is based on essay originality, factual accuracy, source documentation and subject development.
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