Scholarships

UM Scholarship Portal

Each spring the History Department invites eligible undergraduates to apply for a series of departmental scholarships. Scholarship amounts range from $400 to $4500. For more information contact Diane Rapp or Professor Jody Pavilack.

Apply through the UM Financial Aid Scholarship Portal.

Carman Skari Memorial Scholarship

One or more scholarship(s) will be awarded to a History major(s) who will be a Freshman or Sophomore in the next academic year, and who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Edward Earl Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to outstanding History or History/Political Science Teaching majors who will be Seniors in the next academic year.

Harold E. Blinn Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a History major who has demonstrated good academic progress.

Helen J. Olson Scholarships

One or more scholarship(s) will be awarded to a History major(s) based on academic quality and financial need. 

Jules A. Karlin Endowment

One scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding History major who will be a Senior in the next academic year and who has demonstrated independence of thought.

Jules A. Karlin Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded to a History major who will be a Junior in the next academic year and who has demonstrated a capacity for independent thinking, intellectual growth, and academic achievement.

Paul Lauren Human Rights Scholarship

One or more scholarship(s) will be awarded to a History major(s) who has demonstrated excellence in the study of human rights. In your application essay, please address how your courses, work, and/or extra-curricular activities have related to the study or advancement of human rights.

Robert O. Lindsay Scholarship  

One scholarship will be awarded to a History major of high academic merit.

Scott Allen Meyer Memorial Scholarship

One or more scholarship(s) will be awarded to a History major(s) who will be a Junior or Senior in the next academic year, with a focus on U.S. history and demonstrated academic excellence.  Preference will be given to qualified students who are not from Montana, but have a passion for Montana and its outdoor activities.  In your application essay, please address why you chose to study in Montana.  Financial need will be considered.

Winfred Alice Vincent Taylor and Emmet Gordon Taylor Memorial Scholarship

One or more scholarships MAY be awarded to a History major(s) whose coursework and research displays a demonstrated interest in Western U.S. history, especially Montana history.  Financial need may also be considered.