Each year the faculty recognize outstanding history majors for their achievements in historical scholarship. The Department maintains a list of past winners here.

Awards by student application with faculty recommendation

Study Abroad Scholarships

Any undergraduate history major can fill out an Application for the Study Abroad Scholarship to participate in an official UGA study abroad program. Applications are now closed for 2020. Future deadlines will be published here once confirmed.

  • recipients of the Department's Study Abroad Scholarship in 2018-2019: Cora Bauman (Lancaster), Emily Goggin (Florianópolis), Haley Higingbotham (D.C./Public History), Valerie King (Freiburg), Kathryn Kramer (Verona), Ellie McQuaig (Freiburg), Caroline Spencer (D.C./Public History), Logan Tieg (Freiburg)

  • recipient of the Adam Cramond Martin Travel Award in 2019-2020: Elizabeth Goggin

  • Drew and Dorianne Norwood Award for study abroad

  • recipient of the Piper Award for study abroad in 2017-2018: McKenzie Peterson

  • recipients of the Oran and Sally Woodall Travel Scholarship in 2018-2019: Tayjas Rajaraman, Charlotte Sanders, Caroline Spencer

Summer Program in Public History Scholarship 

The Gregory Summer Public History scholarship is dedicated to helping defray the costs of students enrolled in the Department's Summer Program in Public History in Washington, D.C. Any history major can fill out an application for this scholarship as part of their application to the program. Application deadline: 1 February.

  • 2019: Griffin Bates, Haley Higingbotham, Andrew Smallwood

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.

  • 2015-2016: Caroline Jackson, Courtney DeRieux

Awards by faculty nomination

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

  • 2020: Monica Berg, nominated by Steve Soper

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

  • 2020: Charlotte Sanders, nominated by Ben Ehlers

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

  • 2018: Hannah Sharpe, nominated by Oscar Chamosa

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

  • 2020: Elizabeth Goggin, nominated by Cassia Roth

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

  • 2020: Logan King, nominated by Kevin Jones and Ari Levine

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

  • 2020: Abby Waldron, nominated by Montgomery Wolf

Phyllis Jenkins Barrow Scholarship
Presented to an outstanding junior history major

  • 2020: Evan Johnson, nominated by Kevin Jones

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

  • 2020: Marie Walker, sponsored by Akela Reason

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

  • 2019: Valerie King, sponsored by Diane Batts Morrow