Each year the faculty recognize outstanding history majors for their achievements in historical scholarship.

Awards by student application with faculty recommendation

Most awards are initiated by faculty nominations, but three of them involve a student application process.

Department of History Study Abroad Scholarship 

Any undergraduate history major can fill out an Application for the Study Abroad Scholarship to participate in an official UGA study abroad program. Awarded twice yearly: due October 15 for spring study abroad and February 28 for summer and fall.

  • 2016-2017: Jessica Brown (D.C./Public History), Kaitlin Doston (D.C./Public History), Alicia Guzman (Innsbruck), Haley Higingbotham (Rome), Jin Kim (D.C./Public History), Langston Leake (D.C./Public History), Meghan Miller (D.C.), Amrish Nair (Verona), Victoria Ramsey (Oxford)
  • 2015-2016: Gil Eplan-Frankel (Nottingham), Cassidy Flood (Paris), Kendall Hallberg (D.C./Public History), Stephen Howard (Oxford), Madeline Neel (Verona)
  • 2014-2015: Rebecca Dotterweich (Freiburg), James C. Thompson (Freiburg), Shreya Singh (D.C.), Caroline Jackson (Oxford), Jordan Richardson (Oxford), Ruth Fisher (D.C.)

History Undergraduate Research Award 

Any undergraduate history major can fill out an Application for the Undergraduate Research Award to help fund research for a HIST 4990 senior seminar research paper, or for travel to present a history paper at a professional conference. Awarded twice yearly: due October 1 for fall 4990s and conferences, and February 28 for spring 4990s and conferences or summer conference travel.

  • 2015-2106: Caroline Jackson, Courtney DeRieux
  • 2014-2015: Blake Rice, Melissa DeVelvis

Summer Program in Public History Scholarship 

Any undergraduate history major can fill out an Application for the Public History Scholarship, a $4,000 need-based scholarship that will support one student enrolled in the Department's Summer Program in Public History in Washington, D.C. It is intended to cover the program’s fees, which include the cost of housing. Priority deadline: December 10.

  • 2017: Madison Bledsoe
  • 2016: Claire Haley

Awards by faculty nomination

Kay Parker Digital Humanities Award 
Presented annually for an outstanding project in the digital humanities 

  • 2016: Leah Scott, sponsored by Steve Soper

Alf Andrew Heggoy Award
Presented annually to an undergraduate for the best senior paper

  • 2016: Anders Yount, sponsored by Dr. Montgomery Wolf and Dr. Steve Soper

  • 2015: Timothy Whitley, sponsored by Dr. Michael Winship

  • 2014: Greyson M. Clark, sponsored by Dr. Shane Hamilton

  • 2013: Fraser Livingston, sponsored by Dr. Brian Drake

  • 2012: Kathryn Clifford, sponsored by Dr. Kathleen Clark

  • previous recipients: Lisa Camilla Hamilton (2011), Parag G. Patel (2010), Elizabeth Tkacz (2009), Jeremy Holt (2008), Erik Smith (2007), Betsy Beasley (2007), Joseph Baird (2006), Thomas John Carey (2005)

Drew and Dorianne Norwood Award
Presented to a history student to provide support for study abroad.

  • 2017: Jim Kim, sponsored by Dr. Steve Soper

  • 2016: Kendall M. Hallberg, sponsored by Dr. Shane Hamilton

  • 2014: Anna E. Wilson, sponsored by Dr. Steve Soper

Encouragement to Teach Award
Presented annually to a history graduate student or undergraduate history major who will teach history at a state college, junior college, or high school

  • 2016: Brian Heredia, sponsored by Dr. Montgomery Wolf; Natalie Varkey, sponsored by Dr. Jamie Kreiner

  • 2015: Madison Smith, sponsored by Dr. Timothy Cleaveland

  • 2014: Michael Ackerman, sponsored by Dr. Kirk Willis

  • 2013: Brad Burzumato, sponsored by Dr. Benjamin Ehlers

  • 2012: Monique Campbell, sponsored by Dr. Kathleen Clark

  • 2011: Melissa Cohen, sponsored by Dr. Ben Ehlers

History Department Award (Undergraduate)
Presented to an outstanding undergraduate in a field other than American history

  • 2016: Andrew Jarnagin, sponsored by Dr. Kevin Jones and Dr. Stephen Mihm

  • 2015: Caitlin O'Grady, sponsored by Dr. Benjamin Ehlers

  • 2014: Malina C. Harris, sponsored by Dr. Pamela Voekel

  • 2013: Rachel Pérez, sponsored by Dr. Reinaldo Román

  • 2012: Kayci Schoon, sponsored by Dr. Steven Soper

  • previous recipients: Kelsey A. Shearman (2011), Casondra R. Turner (2010), Chandler Holbrook (2009), Rhiannon Bruner (2008)

Hostilo Family Scholarship in History
Presented to an undergraduate from a population that has been historically disadvantaged within the academic field of history

  • 2016: Langston Leake, sponsored by Dr. Bryan Pitts

  • 2015: Whitney N. Watson, sponsored by Dr. Kirk Willis

  • 2014: Eric M. Wilder, sponsored by Dr. Ari Levine; and Ashley La Tour, sponsored by Dr. Jamie Kreiner

Joe Brown Connally Award
Presented to an outstanding junior who has demonstrated excellence in history and whose interests include GA history

  • 2015: Andrew Brill, sponsored by Dr. Montgomery Wolf

  • 2014: Seth Euster, sponsored by Dr. Christopher Lawton

  • 2013: Kathryn Veale, sponsored by Kyle Osborn

  • 2012: Kiersten Rom, sponsored by Dr. Christopher Lawton

  • previous recipients: Taylor C. Johnston (2011), Jordan C. Shoemaker (2010), Ashley Cobbs (2009), Sherri Sheu (2008), Michael Arndt (2007), Karen Usselman (2006), Heather Savage (2005)

Phyllis Jenkins Barrow Scholarship
Presented annually to an outstanding junior history major

  • 2015: Leighton Rowell, sponsored by Dr. Reinaldo Román

  • 2014: Leah Abigail Scott, sponsored by Dr. Steve Soper

  • 2013: Emily Charles, sponsored by Dr. Kathleen Clark

  • 2012: Tyson Bray, sponsored by Dr. Pamela Voekel

  • previous recipients: Ashley L. Wilde (2011), Elizabeth F. Wise (2010), Sarah Lowman (2009), Katherine Brackett (2008), Sherri Sheu (2007), William King (2006), Laura Aurore Stewart (2005)

Thomas Pleasant Vincent Sr. Award
Presented annually to a distinguished undergraduate or graduate student of history with a special interest in the history of Georgia

  • 2015: C. Wilson Daniel, sponsored by Dr. Pamela Voekel

  • 2013: Anthony Sadler, sponsored by Dr. Brian Drake and Dr. John Inscoe

Warner-Fite Award
Presented annually to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate student in American/U.S. history

  • 2016: Tytianna Render, sponsored by Dr. Robert Pratt

  • 2010: Kathleen D. Pendleton, sponsored by Dr. Montgomery Wolf and Dr. Ben Ehlers